First Stop Memory Lane..Marquesas , The Garden Islands

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Exploring Daniel’s Bay
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Plants know how to grow out of rocks here
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Ask the locals where the path to this waterfall is (but don’t forget your mosquito repellent)!
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Alive!
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Walking through coconut and papaya trees to a path that went ‘up’
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And out of no where came this handsome cowboy!

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We started our South Pacific journey here…3 years later, we ended it here
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This is the view “from our room” (aka WindCutter anchored)
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Hiking in the warm rain (NO mosquitos!)
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Friends from “Lady Carolina” got down and dirty with me! We had to turn around when the river flooded (3-1 voted to turn around…guess who wanted to go on?)

 

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WindCutter’s symbol (Taken from Hebrews 4:12)
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Beautiful carved stones
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Beautiful birds
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Beautiful views
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These guys aren’t so beautiful, but they live here too
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My beautiful husband
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Crazy flowers!
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A short hike and you find these ancient sacrifice stones
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I felt very small next to this tree in the forest
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The people here take very good care of their landscape
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Believe it or not, this is a path!
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Look what I found on a rock in the forest!
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God is alive and well in the Marquesas Islands
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View from the top
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The music is amazing!
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Don’t be afraid to rent a car in Nuka Hiva but be ready to drive through this…
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The dancing is incredible!
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Brilliant colors
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Rich soil
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WindCutter’s anchorage
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Postcard material
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Can you see WHY I call this “the garden island”?
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No cars on this side of the island…but we found a road
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You will get wet!
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He’s nicer than he looks lol!
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Take a back pack for the fruit you will gather!
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Don’t forget to collect ‘polpamouse’! You won’t find it anywhere else in the South Pacific ( it’s delicious)!!! The bananas are also good…the  sweetest we’ve ever had!
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The anchorage at Daniel’s Bay is secluded and small. Not many boats here!
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Take green bananas on your boat. They will ripen along the way!
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Kayak around the bay! Good snorkeling over by the rocks (lobsters too)
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A silver moon,  and a quiet anchorage..it doesn’t get much better!

 

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Sunrise is my favorite part of the day…it means we get to do it again!

Next time:  Memory Lane continues to  Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Island chain!

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