Firebird Photo Album 3

Tuamotus & Society Islands

(January – April 1976)

  • This gentleman and I became good friends. He was a fantastic diver and could stay underwater for 5 minutes. I remember seeing him at 100 feet harvesting oysters. He developed big lungs from diving deep. Tuamotus Islands, French Polynesia, January 1976.
    This gentleman and I became good friends. He was a fantastic diver and could stay underwater for 5 minutes. I remember seeing him at 100 feet harvesting oysters. He developed big lungs from diving deep. Tuamotus Islands, French Polynesia, January 1976.
  • Home of French sailing legend, Bernard Moitessier. Ahe Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, January 1976.
    Home of French sailing legend, Bernard Moitessier. Ahe Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, January 1976.
  • Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, February 1976.
  • Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, May 1976.
  • Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Having fun aboard the Firebird while off the coast of Bora Bora. Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • After a run in with a reef, I was feeling particularly mighty, while B.C. looks charmingly over my shoulder. Bora Bora, Society Islands, April 1976.
  • A fitting setting for the Firebird as she is captured at sunset. Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • The Firebird captured at sunset. Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Swaying palm trees and thatched roof across crystal blue waters make for a spectacular view. Bora Bora, French Polynesia, April 1976.
    Swaying palm trees and thatched roof across crystal blue waters make for a spectacular view. Bora Bora, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 1976.
  • Anchored off a tropical paradise. Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
    Anchored off a tropical paradise. Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • This French Polynesian woman embodies the island spirit, adorned in a floral sarong, combing her hair in a gentle breeze overlooking a lush hillside and blue lagoon in the distance. Moorea, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Family friend Kevin Callagan with Lisa. Tahiti, French Polynesia, February 1976.
  • Captain Bob onboard the Firebird. Huahine, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Lisa in reflection. One of the beautiful things about sailing is that the surrounding noise of living is cut to a minimum and you have the opportunity for true introspection. Huahine Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.
  • Maintenance work on the Firebird. Our sea legs certainly helped us balance on this makeshift wooden scaffold just wide enough to stand on. Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia, April 1976.

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