Friday, March 13, 2009

The Freight

These young people check their freight in Taiohae's harbor on Nuku Hiva.When the red containers are opened, they sometimes serve as store right here on the pier. Shop owners sit in front and customers pick up the packages they have ordered.

In the small outlying villages, there is only a small pier or none at all where the Arnaui could tie up. Freight is being shuttled on the barges or, if the sea is rough, on the old wooden whaleboats.
This coconut plantation exports copra, the dried meat of coconuts.

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