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Travel Blogs from Nuku Hiva
... Finally we do the two hours back to Hiva Oa and head up the west side to
Hanamenu Bay. A couple of lovely days spent here bathing in a sparkling clear pool
that has the feel you have just walked onto the set of "Gilligan's
Island" and any minute now they actors would all appear. These places are cultivated
carefully with abundant mango, lemon and guava tress and bunches of watercress
surround ponds whilst mint and basil bushes are ...
... a roll. After a while I would smile and say oui so I am not quite sure what I agreed to. He would talk slow and or just give me one word and I could figure it out. He drives like a madman but we had fun.
Our tour was to the interior. We took off up the mountain and into the green foliage. Part of the road was paved and part was gravel and holes. I learned the best way to go through 3 S turns is straight. We had to stop ...
... rugged and mysterious have been known throughout time as the “Land of Men”. The place that has yet to reveal many of its secrets and treasures, nature still hiding archeological sites, “tiki” or petroglyphs under layers of foliage.
Hiva Oa, was the location where Paul Gauguin and Jacques Brel both chose to live to reconnect with the strong emotions their art required. Here horses roam free, and nature rules.
Tattoo, sculpture and ...
... sometimes took as much as three/four days, more so when the bank's photocopier ran out of ink!!!
We decided the cheapest and easiest way to see Nuka Hiva was to hire a four wheel drive and check it out.So with John and Helen and Patrick ( american single hander) from "Traveller" we set off to explore the island of Nuka Hiva.
What a stunning place. Steep and majestic, green and lush with a history of cannabalism , we had a great day ...
... that happening.
It's a wonderful feeling when you first see the outline of land appearing and for us it was quite dramatic as it was first light when we saw the island of Ua Huka, we passed by the steep to cliffs and sailed into Taiohae Bay on Nuka Hiva just after 10am on 26 May.
There were quite a number of yachts there on anchor but there was plenty of anchoring room and we were happy to ...