Photos: Road Trip around Nuka Hiva - Part 1

Sea Mist > Sold to New Owners July 2016
John and Cheryl Ellsworth
Tue 29 Jun 2010 00:31

Nuku Hiva





We drove from Taiohae Bay to the terre Deserte and just above the Deserte is the Airport, notice the line with a line across it, then around all of the bays where you see a name on the map we followed the bays all the way back to Taiohae Bay.


We rented a Helix truck with Marion and David on Kilkea.  Nuka Hiva is very diverse, tropical lushness with fruit trees laden with grapefruit, mangoes, papayas, bananas but forbidden to pick as they do belong to the people who live on the farms or homes with a multitude of fruit trees along the side of the road  to desert- cacti, that look like they have been transplanted from Mexico and finally  pineapple fields and market gardens… where you see very familiar vegetables and fruits -  tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, peppers, squash, beans, etc. and much to our surprise miles and miles of pine trees!  We did pick…bananas off some trees – we don’t know who they belonged to.

You may have noticed that most of the

photo blogs are not in real time.  We need internet to send off a blog with photos, so bear with us if we are behind a few islands.


Taiohae Bay, this is the start of our drive

Around Nuku Hiva, Sea Mist is down there somewhere.

When we started out we couldn’t get over the concrete roads, I guess most of the islands do have concrete roads, cheaper, easier to pour?  We do know asphalt would become very squishy in this heat.  They also have problems with rock slides so containing the rocks is a full time job.

There is our helix truck; Ian really preferred to stand in the back – much better view.

The best jobs are the government jobs; you know you will be employed full time with benefits.







They should incorporate this into the indoor rock climbing; make it a wee bit more challenging, and dodge the falling rocks!  Oh, wait a minute; this is what these fellows do every day.