July backblog

The opening parade of the heiva on horseback
A traditional ti oven - the root of this common local plant is cooked in an earth oven, slowly over several days, to produce a sugar-substitute, which was used as a food source on Polynesian voyaging canoes.
Back in Rurutu and back at work in time for the heiva! Heimana turned five in her mermaid costume, though Amai stole the show in her wig......