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Travel Blogs from Nuku Hiva
... few months, and then organize new crew for the rest of the journey to New Zealand.
In the meantime it's just Molly, Jennie and me on this next passage. Neither of them say much at all, Molly just stares silently looking back over the stern, her pale locks flowing back in the wind and Jennie turning back and forth looking franticly for the wind. Of course Molly is the mop that sits handle down, and Jennie is the wind generator.
... there would be strong gusts that would speed us up and then lulls that would slow us down. This required many changes in sail configuration to make it work. As we got closer to the Island I felt surer of our timing. In fact we entered the harbour following Andrew's waypoints to the letter at around 11:00 am and dropped anchor 15 minutes later.
Under international law the captain (skipper) is responsible for the crew until they have completed all ...
We got up late, almost 8. Bob went down to the clinic to check his head - he bumped his head on the tender the first day and it seemed to have a little infection. The doc here cleaned it up, gave him antibiotic for a week, and he won't be able to get in the water for the next couple of days. We went to breakfast at around 9. After breakfast, we went to do some treadmill. While I was on the treadmill, the ship arrived at Nuku Hiva - a beautiful site as the ship sailed and anchored in ...
14 May – 30 May 2013 – Still in Marqueseas – French Polynesia – South Pacific Ocean
OK Just when we think we are leaving, we are invited to Tahuata, a small island located just south of Hiva Oa to a gathering of Moi (pronounced Moee) and Joseph's
family and friends. This is Moi's traditional family land and Iva Iva Bay is
one of the most beautiful bays we have seen so far. Abundant food is shared and
served, music ...
April 29, 2013
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
This is the second largest island in French Polynesia after Tahiti. It is a large sparsely populated island that offers windswept cliffs, lush greenery, river valleys and deep bays. Today was a fine example of unspoiled natural Polynesian beauty. There is never a difficult way to have a great day in paradise.
The weather was hot, humid and muggy. The trade ...