Tahuata and Fatu Hiva

Tahuata After a few days in Hiva Oa we are off to visit a couple of islands to the south. Tahuata is only 8km to the south and we anchored in Hanamoenoa Bay on the north-west coast. Eric Hiscock rated it as one of three most beautiful anchorages in Polynesia and it is easy to…

Hiva Oa

A real Pacific Island that has a quaint charm, Atuona Bay (Traitors Bay) is our port of entry to the Marquesas and after the customs formalities and a well earned beer we are invited to a local restaurant for a meal with the other early ARC arrivals. After our first night of uninterrupted sleep we…

Crossing The Pacific

Sunday 2nd March Day 1 Crossed the start line at 12.00 with full sail and genoa and against a forecast of no wind managed to make 8kts for the first 10 hours. The wind died away following a heavy shower and the clear sky gave a view of the galaxy that needed seeing to believe…

Ready To Leave The Galapagos

Tuesday 24th February and a return passage to Santa Cruz to ready the boats for the start of the crossing to Hiva Oa on Sunday 2nd March. Wednesday and Thursday was taken up trying to reduce the number of items on the repair and maintenance list while waiting to get refueled. Everything in the Galapagos…