Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Smoking rooms available
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Multilingual staff
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Travel Blogs from Nuku Hiva
The laws of physics say that the faster that you travel the slower time passes. I would seriously beg to differ. Time goes slowest when you're trying to travel 3000 miles at 5 or 6 mph.
Matt and I departed from the Galapagos back on June 7th bound for the Marquesa islands. The first day of travel was easy with a good breeze behind us. Several pods of dolphins came to check us out, and even a bunch of pilot whales came alongside the boat to see us out into the ocean. ...
... But I do need to buy some more bread and potatoes and some of the very tasty tomatoes that they have here.
The routine here on the Island never seems to change with boats leaving and arriving the crews all ending up in Kevin the agents Yachting Services lounge to use the free internet, talking of trips they have done and of things that broke on their boats. All seem to me to be around my age, with the odd exception of a family with little ...
... UTC a total of 29 days at sea. The trip had been quite a test on us all, in some form or another. I had agonized over deciding on direct to Tahiti then changing my mind again. Crew member Kim, had become progressively more and more difficult to deal with, and I felt that to keep the peace I was compromising safety and routine and that impacted on my own sleep cycle. On top of that the sea wave pattern combined with the wind, made it impossible to use the water maker, ...
We got up after 7 and met the Warrens for breakfast at 8:30. There was not too much to do - not too many of the ship organized activities interested us, so we played games till about 11. Then Bob and I did treadmill for about an hour before having lunch. After lunch, Bob and Ira attended the wine tasting which turned out to be very good. Our waiter at the French restaurant recommended this one - it was the last of the 4 wine tastings and the fanciest. They tasted 5 different wines plus ...
... by the jagged mountains. I got off the treadmill, took my camera, and got on deck 14 and 15 to take some pictures. It really was a beautiful island!
We got on shore with the Warrens around noon time. There were vendors of wood carvings, jewelries, etc. right there on the pier, under tents. This actually exceeded our expectations - we thought there would not be much shopping here. And there were people offering tours of the island, on 4x4's. I was very tempted to do one ...