A photographic journey while I was aweigh of life. Apologies in that many of the photos are of inferior quality. I lost a lot of photos due to extended periods of time between when the photos were taken and when they were developed, where the exposed film deteriorated due to the heat and humidity. But if you suffer through them, they might fill in any blanks in your imagination. You can right click on any of them to open in a new tab.
The journey starts here….
Trinity – this is the beginning of it all when friends asked me to go in with them to buy a boat. Ala Wai Yacht Harbor in Waikiki where I lived before I sailed to the South Pacific Ah, setting sail!!! Anchorage Anchorage Anchorage Peder and Henri with Chico Peder and Chico Along the hike from Taioha’e to Taipivai Along the path to Taipivai The steep detour we had to take on hike to Taipivai Looking down on Taioha’e Monsieur Raphael’s shack on way to Taipivai The mouth of Taipivai upon leaving The teacher coming from Taiohai’e that we towed back to Taipivai Sentinel rock, HIva Oa Fatu Hiva Fatu Hiva Fatu Hiva Fatu Hiva Anchorage at Hana Vave, Fatu Hiva Fisherman near Papeete Hua Hini A white man’s way of climbing a coconut tree (not to be recommended) Bora Bora Bike trip – Island scenery Coconut grove Looking towards Aitutaki Atuona Anchorage Another hitchhiker Another anchorage Papeete – getting read for Bastille Day Drying fishing nets My book cover shot – Bora Bora Water scenes Beach scene Island outrigger Typical greeting party upon arriving in any anchorage Tahitian canoe made for Disney movie on Bora Bora
The Rarotonga Independence Day Parade and a few other Cook Island scenes
Getting ready for the Rarotonga Independence Day Parade
The YACHTIES’ FLOAT in the Roratonga Independence Day Parade
Scenes from Palmerston, Fortuna, and Fiji
Fortuna Fortuna Fiji wedding feast Beating off the sharks while fishing and collecting shells Women collecting shells on Palmerston Atoll The orange juice brew party at Palmerston One of several Fijian villages we hiked though Fijian village in highlands Fiji Preparing for Fijian wedding House on Western Samoa House on Fortuna
The pie-bald horse born on the day I arrived in Pawarenga Pawarenga, Hokianga, New Zealand The swing bridge to Jack and Irene’s Coming over the hill from the swing bridge, the view of Jack and Irene’s thatched house A river ran through it. Beginning construction of my house in New Zealand My house construction Putting on the roof Putting on the thatched roof In the beginning, it was a one-room A-frame In the end, after “second room” addition Scenes around Pawarenga The author in New Zealand hut Inside my New Zealand hut… that’s a cook stove where, now, I wonder why the place never burned down Inside my New Zealand hut; the tapa cloth I bought in Fiji The route we took on horses each spring tide, down the Pawarenga River out to the coast to collect mussels
On the road to Cooktown (my singular photo of the whole trip)
Leaving New Caledonia
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Learning to make pandanus mats on Wari Island Little girl on Wari while family weaves mats Walking through Wari village Wari pottery – this thin and perfectly round clay pot is created by hand. Wari Island women “Sister Angelica” and nuns at Mission Bagi on girl Local during Independence Day festival Woman blowing shell horn during festivities The can under her arm is her “betelnut stash” Young girls during Independence Day festivities Cook shack at Sebulogomwa, Papua New Guinea — after some rain Our garden at Sebulogomwa after some reain
A baby is born and the hills were alive with the sound of music
Washing and hanging out my one dozen cloth diapers in preparation for the big day Soon Thatched hut we lived in at Sebulogomwa Cook shack The author with one-day-old Heidi. The two girls on the outside were 16-year-old stdent nurses; the two closest to me were 18 years old.
The Midwife “Monia” 45 years later!!!
And life on Ponape, Tahiti and beyond….
Getting ready to go to work at Teacher Corps Doing dishes in Ponapa Coming back from swimming and playing in Ponape The fishing boat on reef when Dave went to rescue man Islanders breaking up the coral reef to free fishing boat Tahiti moorage teaching Heidi to surf Back in Tahiti, Heidi and her little brother Shortly after returning to the States. Trying to keep “Arlo” warm in poncho I wove in New Zealand