Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge
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... 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 ...
... till the early hours while boaties, kids and locals
play boules, chat, sing and dance. Paul even picks up a second hand surfboard
from a Kiwi passing through for fifty bucks! Idyllic. Late the next day we move
to the next bay along of Hanamoenoa where there is the usual deserted copra
village. We spend a few days here swimming with mantas and the ongoing scrubbing
of the hull - the growth from the Pacific crossing was a challenge to ...