2018 HAL World Cruise
After 8 days transiting the Pacific Ocean, we anchored in Taiohea Bay on the Island of Nuku Hiva. We had been here before, so this was an opportunity to revisit a few favorite places.
Our next stop is Avatoru, Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Islands.
2 thoughts on “Taiohea, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia”
Do you happen to know what the trees are that are blooming white in the cemetery?
Those are plumeria (AKA frangipani.). In Hawaiian, they are called puamelia. A local told me these plants are often found in cemeteries because they require little care. For that reason, they are also known as “dead man’s flower.” Interestingly, plumeria are commonly used in Hawaiian leis.