It was a grueling three hour ride, most of which was on a one lane dirt road that skirted steep cliffs. It was full of rocks and deep potholes. At times some of us wondered if we’d make it there alive but we did make it to the village of Pauma’u to see the largest tiki in all of French Polynesia. The views we saw along the way were exceptional and the trip was completely worth the bumpy and somewhat uncomfortable ride. Here’s some of the pics from that day.
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Our fearless driver for the day and what an amazing job he did!
Like I said, the views are amazing!
This is actually a good part of the road. It gets much narrower and far more rocky.
The mountain goats were everywhere.
They loved us when we stopped for lunch. The moment our food was gone they walked away!
He had such white teeth!
A little village on the way. Note that they have concrete roads and they keep their village meticulously manicured.
A little store on our way.
Dan asking directions after he took us down the road covered in weeds.
The largest Tiki in all of French Polynesia.
I love this! It looks like a face but has never been altered by humans.
The view from the side of the car!
Wild horses along the road.
More wild horses.