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Travel Blogs from Nuku Hiva
It rains here almost every day, which for me has turned into a blessing. The water maker has a fault that I have known about for a few weeks. A very small part is faulty causing a leak, it was a small leak at first, but now is too large to use the unit unless in case of emergency.
The manufacturer has admitted that it is a known fault and has sent a repair kit to Kathie in New Zealand. I could have asked Kathie to send me the kit here and ...
... further pressure on us as a crew as we were now down to less than half our normal quantity. I had no choice but to make for the Marquesas.
Dealing with Kim's massive mood swings took a toll on my strength and determination until finally I came to the point where enough was enough. They would both have to leave the boat on arrival in the Marquesas. This would mean that I would possibly have to sail solo from Nuku Hiva to Papeete, a distance of over 800nm, not ...
... good champagne at the end. Fran and I looked at the video she took of the octopi which was very good, and the video she took of last night's dance. I want to get the dance video from her to show Caleb.
There was a dance class at 3:30, Merengue. We all went - a very crowded class and I would have loved to learn more. But Fran and I had a cooking class at 4, so we did not get to learn much.
The cooking class was "Italian Family Table" and it was wonderful! The ...
... tours, but somehow ended up not doing it. We looked at the stuff they were selling and then started walking towards "town", as we thought the town would be 1km away. But it turned out the town was where the pier was :-) But we walked any way. Ira did some investigation and said there was a church, the Notre Dame, worth visiting. We got there. It was a beautiful stone church, with some very nice wood carvings. By the way, wood carving is the most famous thing on this island. ...
... Finally we do the two hours back to Hiva Oa and head up the west side to
Hanamenu Bay. A couple of lovely days spent here bathing in a sparkling clear pool
that has the feel you have just walked onto the set of "Gilligan's
Island" and any minute now they actors would all appear. These places are cultivated
carefully with abundant mango, lemon and guava tress and bunches of watercress
surround ponds whilst mint and basil bushes are ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet