Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hirifa photos

The text that describes these photos can be found earlier in this blog. Hirifa is a little settlement on the south east side of Fakarava in the Tuamotus.

Maheata with a coconut palm leaf basket she wove.

Solar panels power each of the homes in Hirifa. The batteries are stored in the plastic boxes below.

The reef on the outside of Hirifa was full of live corals.

Corals on the outside reef

Pencil urchin

Sea snails - they are abundant on the reef

Preparing the snails for lunch. Add enough garlic and butter and they are quite good, if a bit chewy.

Conning for coral - we really need ratlines on both sides because on starboard tack the sail blocks the view.

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