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|
|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.|