We’re exploring our immediate area by foot, hiking to some of the notable sights. With Tim from Liberty Call we climbed the slopes above the town to Tohua Koueva. There are tiki carvings everywhere, the Marquesan version of lawn ornaments.
The Tohua is a massive communal site that our guide book says belonged to the war chief Pakoko, killed by the French in 1845. The carvings are contemporary.
The next day we teamed up with Macushla and hiked over to Baie Collette, base camp for Survivor Marquesas. We saw no evidence of Survivor but it was a nice walk with a stop at a resort with a bar and an infinity pool for cold refreshment on the way back.