Children of the Sea

Though material playthings may be limited on the isolated island of Ua Pou, the children’s imagination certainly is not. As the freighter Aranui lay docked, currents pushed its bow from side to side and the hawsers would lower into the water, then slowly heave upward high above the ripples, and then sink back down again.Continue reading “Children of the Sea”

Ua Pou in the Marquesas Islands

Ua Pou is an island that is difficult to describe, and even the photos don’t do it justice. Located in isolation in the South Pacific, nearly all of its outside supplies come by boat, and the locals find their own ways to live and carry on between monthly visits of the cargo ship, the Aranui,Continue reading “Ua Pou in the Marquesas Islands”