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... an Island (atoll) called Rangi Roa some 570 nm to the southwest of Nuku Hiva. There is a break in the very narrow ring that makes up the atoll so that I can enter into the large lagoon and rest up for a night or two at anchor. It will take around 3.5 days of sailing to get there and then another 2 days from there to get to Moorea. From there I will either try to find more crew for the trip to Fiji or Kathie will come up and we will stay in the Tahitian Islands ...
... Navigation System on Orca. We could now safely make an approach into Nuku Hiva even if the weather and visibility was bad.
24 hours out from Nuku Hiva I calculated the speed needed to arrive as early in the morning after sunrise. Even though we had the approach path in the system, it made sense to not put more pressure on us by having to deal with a night approach as well.
This meant carefully adjusting the amount of sail to control our speed, for ...
... all ate way too much today and none of us was hungry at dinner. So we went to the buffet and had a relatively light dinner. Bob and I walked the deck 10+ rounds before dinner after enjoying the sunset. Today's sunset was very beautiful.
After dinner, the 4 of us played more games before heading back to our rooms. Tomorrow we will be at the Fakarava island, which was supposed to be one of the most beautiful atoll in Tuomotu. The entire atoll is like a giant beach, we were told.
... I got a couple of souvenirs, for my daughter and grandson, hoping they would like it.
It felt good to be back on the ship, in the air conditioned environment. But I kept thinking I should go back on shore to get something .... Oh well.
Tonight was the start of Passover and there was a seder dinner. We went with Ira and Fran and learned something I did not know before. It was very nice of the ship to put out the effort to do the seder and it was nicely done. ...
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Nuku Hiva - 4 day sail - 3 days of wind.
between two large "sentinels" of rock and are introduced to the huge
anchorage of Taiohe Bay, Nuku Hiva. This is the largest island and main
administrative centre of the Marquesas. Once
on shore - which is a tricky business - there is internet, delicious
pomplemousse juice, somewhere to get propane, get laundry done, meet yet more