A change of scenery

Today we picked up anchor from Nuku Hiva and sailed south to the island of Ua Pou. The day was perfect for it; steady winds and sunshine. Friends bought fresh tuna before leaving Nuku Hiva so sushi is on the menu for dinner.

Departing Crew

WAY back, in 2020, as we geared up for sailing to French Polynesia, Rachel joined as crew. Then covid-19 created a pandemic and all plans halted. Then, once again, up for almost any adventure, Rachel joined us again and sailed with us from Cabo San Lucas, MX to Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia.

Adventurous, flexible, fun, family, and skilled at navigating our particular brand of crazy, Rachel made for great crew. Today we bid her a fond farewell as she sets off on another adventure sailing to Tahiti. Fair winds!

Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva

While the Pacific crossing was good, the Marquesas are better, and we have only seen one island. Our first anchorage was the bay of Taiohae. Check in was smooth and exploration fun. We walked through a park which sits on the old sight of Fort Colette, hiked to Colette Bay and checked out all the small stores called magasines. Taiohae is a beautiful bay where it is lushly green, rains half the time, and started our introduction to the Marquesas off right.