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…

The Final Countdown

A couple of days to the start of our Pacific adventure. Cycling has not been particularly fluent of late grabbing odd days between the conveyor belt of low pressure systems that have pounded our shores so it seems good timing to jump ship for some sailing and exploring on the other side of the globe.…