Adventures in the sunny South Pacific
I think I left my heart in the South Pacific,
the beauty there is incomparable.
The friendly faces of a once canibal nation! An evening ritual of tourch lighting.
The local villagers of Namaquamaqua work at Crusoe's Retreat Resort, in return the resort provides the village with fresh water and electricity. The small village is located adjacent to the resort on the south shore of the island of Viti Levu Fiji.
Bungalow on Cook's Bay, French Polynesia
Our beachfront Tahitian Bungalow at the Hotel Kaveka located on Cook's Bay in Moorea. Moorea is one of the islands that make up French Polynesia and was the setting of the film "South Pacific."
Just a visitor in a whole different world
Diving with the black tip sharks
Shark diving in Moorea is an everyday, every dive experience. Sharks seem to thrive in the warm waters off of Moorea. It is important to remember that the diver is the guest in the sharks home.
Warrior statue we discovered on Moorea,15-20 foot tropical wood statue.
We discovered this large warrior on Pineapple Beach as we did a do-it-yourself circle the isalnd road trip. Moorea is easy to explore, there is only one road! But there are also no stop signs, stop lights or street lights. It is VERY dark at night. Bring flashlights!
Believe it or not !
Glad they gave me a life jacket!
We traveled several miles down Navua River on this bamboo raft affectionately known as the "HMS No Come Back" in the interior of Viti Levu Fiji on our return trip from a very isolated Fijian village.
A four Pronged Fijian Brain Fork
Used during the years when cannibalism was a common practice in Fiji.
Crusoe's Retreat Viti Levu, Fiji
Our seaside thatched Bure
I just know I am going to get sick!!!
I was sitting on a straw mat for a Kava Ceremony in a small remote village on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji thinking about drinking the Kava from the communal cup.
One Foot Island, Aitutaki
Barefoot and happy, most probably Heaven on earth, serene and breathtaking
The small spit of land is the famous "Exile Island" of the hit CBS TV show "Survivor Cook Islands." I am not even sure it should be called an island!
On the Observation deck of the Sky Tower in Auckland
Ruapehu Volcano New Zealand
At the Turoa Ski Area of the Tongariro National Park on the North Island of New Zealand. It is hard to imagine enough snow to cover all of the volcanic rock!!
Hobbiton Matamata North Island New Zealand
A tour through Hobbiton and "The Shire" took us to the home of Bilbo Baggins. Later we had a drink at the Green Dragon Inn.