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2005.10.17 Huahine, French Polynesia
Coral road, Huahine, French Polynesia, 2005.10.17.
Nikon D100, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/9, aperture priority.
"Over the next few days Ma'i's attendants (including two Māori boys who had accompanied him from Queen Charlotte Sound) dug a deep ditch around 'Peretane' (Britain), as the Huahine people called the site, and a garden was prepared where the sailors planted vines, shaddock trees, pineapples, melons and other European plants. When the carpenters began to build Ma'i's small house, Bligh and his men landed the wood from the captured canoes to use in its construction, and a menagerie of strange animals - the horse and a mare, a cow and a calf, a pair of rabbits, sheep, cats, goats, chickens, ducks and a monkey, which the Huahine people thought was a kind of person. Cook also instructed his master [Bligh] to fumigate the bread room, and to condemn and destroy any pieces that had been badly damaged by rats, weevils and cockroaches. While Bligh was engaged in this unglamorous task, shifting the bread to a house near the shore camp, girls flocked out to the ships, attracted by the red feathers, and every time the offers rode the horses, 'they were followed by Thousands of Indians running & shouting like mad People.'" — Anne Salmond, Bligh

This is the coral track from my cottage at Rande's Shack to the main road into Fare.