PACIFIC NORTHWEST STATION
CRUISING CLUB OF AMERICA


WHIPPLE/WHITNEY
TAHITI/ TUAMOTUS/ MARQUESAS
ARANUI CRUISE FEBRUARY 2000


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21.Shoreline at Ua Pou
22.Aranui anchored off Ua Pou

The Marquesas Islands of two groups; the windward group to the southeast includes Hiva Oa, Tahuata, and Fatu Iva. The northern islands are Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka, and Ua Pou. There are about 7,000 inhabitants in the islands. The Aranui visited all six of the major islands and 17 different anchorages or stops.

The Marquesas were discovered by Spanish Explorer, Alvaro de Mendana in 1595 and he named them "Las Marquesas de Mendoza" in honor of the wife of his patron. At that time there was a population on the 12 islands of 50,000. France now helps support the islands by providing schools and roads and other amenities of modern times.

23.Vai (Aranui social manager) and Bill Whitney
24.Ua Pou school children
25.Typical Marquesas shoreline
26.Ua Pou mountain peaks
27.Island dock greetings
28.Marquesian Greeter and
Bill Whitney
29.Bob Watt, German couple, Lu Whitney
30.Marquesan dancers
31.Marquesan dancers
32.Aranui at dock
33.Village
34.Beach at Hakamui
35.Aranui at dock at Taiohae
36.Keikahanai Hotel at Taiohae
37.Tiki & cruising yachts
38.Well known Author
Larry McMurtry
39.Rose Corser
Partner-owner of Keikahanui Inn
40.Rose Corser's home yard


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