Di with the lovely Hina, who gave us a lift
The show featured dancing, singing, scary coconut crabs that would slice a finger off if you got too close and about six different BBQ's on the go; they certainly enjoy their food here.
Coconut crab - a delicacy that fetches about $120 apiece
Entry No3 in the 'Shiniest Aubergine' class
A pig roasted in an traditional earth oven
Local craft work
The village choir
Ready for the dancing
The dance team
Solo dancers are rewarded by people putting $10 notes into the tops of their dresses. Graham thinks he's seen this ritual elsewhere.
After all this excitement, we went to church on Sunday.
All scrubbed-up; first long trousers for months!
The proceedings were nearly all in the unfathomable Nuie language but the singing was amazing. The congregation of about 35 could certainly produce some volume and the 4-part acapella harmonies made the hairs rise on the back of your neck; this wasn't a choir, just the members of the congregation. Feeling suitably virtuous, we hen hitched a lift to a brilliant little beach-side cafe for a very good value and delicious lunch.