Huahine, French Polynesia

Jul 09, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


Huahine is a quiet, heavily forested island visited by only a few travelers each year. The people who make their homes there are very much a part of the modern Polynesian world, but still maintain a close connection to the traditional ways of their ancestors. In the morning we toured the island by “Le Truck” or 4x4 jeeps and visited a wonderful variety of local attractions including the important archeological site of Maeva Village. The afternoon, of course, was spent back in the water, enjoying the beautiful fish and corals of Huahine’s lagoon.

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David Cothran

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David has worked for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic since 1993 on six continents and in over 65 countries. David is interested in many of the natural sciences, particularly ornithology, geology and marine biology; he most enjoys contrasting the broad perspectives provided by world travel with detailed investigations of local ecosystems on land and in the sea.

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