Marquesas Islands - The Last of French Polynesia
Trip Start Feb 11, 2010
28Trip End Apr 04, 2010
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022210 @Sea: OMG, the winds picked up between 30 & 35 knots. The waves were 6 to 7 meters (21 feet), as high as the living room peak at Beeches. I got a bit dizzy at lunch down in the dining room and had to put on a motion sickness patch AND an electronic wrist band (borrowed from Bone) set at near electric fence strength
022310 @Sea: We arrived at Hiva Oa, one of the Les Iles Marquises (Marquesas Islands) in French Polynesia, four hours late due to the storm yesterday. We were again greeted by a pod of Spinner Dolphins during our approach. I continue to see schools of Flying Fish flying over the waves. We anchored off the small village of Atuona. But the waves were still too rough. The captain made the decision to raise anchor and not stop at Hiva Oa. Instead, we headed in full sail towards the largest Marquesas island Nuku Hiva.