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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
... 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 ...
... Something we were craving after using up our last tomatoes and cabbage! Fruit was plentiful but veges were like gold. Oh well there's always cans!
We stayed on anchor there for 5 days and then moved a whole 4 miles to a place called Daniels Bay. With a narrow entrance, difficult to pick out until you are quite close to shore, the bay opened up into a wonderful anchorage. With very little swell creeping in it was a wonderful sight.
The big ...
... pool to swim in. Before I get ahead of myself, there were a number of characters and odd “trail markers” along the way which help to paint the true picture of our experience to the cascade. First off, to find the beginning of the path, after wading across the stream in mid-chest height raging water, there was a phone booth . We are in the middle of nowhere, mind you… Behind the phone booth lives Tahiki, a guy who ...