Photos of Hiva Oa

Stephen Bassett
Mon 16 Apr 2012 02:19
We have arrived at last.
Our first real view of Hiva Oa, with a cruise ship parked across the entrance of the bay we are headed to!! The cruise ship is called Paul Gaugin II.
Can you tell how glad we are to see land after 24 days!
This is Paul Gaugin's House of Pleasure & Fun - speaks for itself. Now it is used as an exhibition space and market area for artisans.
And here is Karacool, at anchor nearest the beach. You need two anchors here as the space is tight and there is a strong swell coming into the bay.