Thursday, June 21, 2012

North Fakarava and Rotoava village photos

The text that describes these photos can be found earlier in this blog. 

Aranui 3 cruise and cargo ship arriving at Rotoava

Banana quarters at start of drying process

Drying banana quarters

Pearl oyster floats found on the beaches - we used these to buoy our chain to avoid coral wraps

At the entrance of the catholic church

Interior of catholic church

Alter for religious procession

Alter for religious procession

Priests and lay preachers at procession

Villagers in the procession - note drums and guitars

At the Dream Pearls farm - preparing 3 year old oysters to be seeded

Opening an oyster to insert the seed.

A pearl oyster shell.

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