Update from Ahe

On Friday, we motored from the main village of Taiohae, Nuku Hiva to Hakatea Bay on the southern tip of the island. The bay is better known as Daniel’s Bay, named after the friendly Marquesan man who lives near the anchorage. The protected bay is towered over by impressive rocky cliffs and the stunning surroundings […]

Surviving in Nuku Hiva

The short passage from Tahuata to Nuku Hiva was only 90 miles, but the light winds that ranged from three to ten knots made the passage last 26 hours. Departing at 3:00 pm on Saturday, we were able to arrive just before sunset on Monday evening thanks to the assistance of the cruising chute in […]

Going Native in Atuona

On Sunday morning, I woke up early and hitchhiked into town to attend mass at the Catholic Church in Atuona. Throughout my travels, I usually try to go to a service at the most impressive looking church in town, no matter what the denomination or language spoken. My churchgoing is less of a religious experience […]

Paradise Recovered

Hiva Oa is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited. Mountains shoot out of the sea and into the clouds, palm trees and bright flowers abound, and the people are unbelievably friendly. The island is largely undeveloped with only a small downtown featuring a few grocery shops, a single bank, a […]

28 Days

On Monday, after 28 days at sea, we anchored in the harbor of Atuona on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. Since leaving the Galapagos, we have traveled over 3,000 miles with our fastest day covering 171 miles while on our slowest day we only sailed 38 miles. Overall, our average speed was […]