Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Tinian Fiesta

This past weekend I hitched a ride on the safety boat as members of the Saipan Outrigger Canoe Club (SOCC) and a team from Guam paddled their way across the channel to Tinian in time for the great Fiesta feast.

An early morning start.

Calm waters and beautiful scenery.


About 4 hours start to finish for the team from Guam.

The Fiesta is a 4 day celebration of the islands patron saint. Saturday included a parade, crowning of the king and queen, and a huge feast (free to all) as well as a full line up of entertainment.




I met all the cooks and got to taste their works before anyone else!


Above is the line up for the feast! Below is the award winning Tinian Cultural Dancers!




Thankfully I was able to pitch my hammock in the dark and awoke to this view. Not a bad place to start the next day!


2 comments:

Skazius said...

Beautiful pictures...

Joey said...

Beautiful pictures Mike!! You coulda kicked it at my house though. Well...maybe next time huh?
Hey, what you think of a Saipan to Tinian outrigger canoe race?
Think there could be some interest in it? Possibly someone setting the initial record or something?
I wonder if teams from Guam, Hawaii, etc.. would be willing to go up against teams from Saipan? Could make for a great event, don't you think?