6.8.2003

[13 days before we leave for the islands] Breadfruit has long been a staple of South Seas islanders. It can be fried, roasted, or eaten raw. It can also be fermented to provide alcohol. Ancient Hawaiians would extract latex from the breadfruit tree to catch birds. They'd coat a pole with the latex, and when a bird landed on the pole, it's feet would stick to it. The Hawaiians would pluck a few feathers for their ceremonial outfits, then release the birds. -- Mark
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On June 21, 2003, Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair moved from Los Angeles to the South Pacific. Our first stop is Rarotonga, a tiny island in the South Pacific. We're bringing our two young daughters with us.

This is our story, one photograph at a time.

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