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Travel Blogs from Nuku Hiva
... 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. ...
languages and food.
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
... the tourists.
We saw where Survivor was filmed. She showed us the beach where one tribe lived and the second was by our tender port. The elimination ceremony was held somewhere else. They took over the island for 2 months and took all of the hotel rooms so no tourists could book. They wanted it all to themselves.
We were up down and around for 3.5 hours. Once we were back to the tender port, we had to wait ...
... suddenly plunge into the immense ocean below.
The secrets of this land seem impenetrable, hidden by lush vegetation. In Taipivai where many legends originated, waterfalls and rivers follow a trail guarded by mossy “tiki” hidden in the forest, still standing with their eyes fixed on eternity.
From Hakaui, the third biggest waterfall in the world, Anaho Bay (which was a welcome sight and our first anchorage after our long passage) is said to be one of the ...