" A LADY TRIP " Sailing around the World ( presently in " Tahuata " , the Marqeusis Islands, South Pacific. )
Saining from " Fatu Hiva " to " Tahuata "
Distance 40 miles NW
Wind NE 26 / 28 knots
Sea state bumpy,
Weather , good, sunshine and clouds,
Thursday 1 st APRIL Fools Day
06.30hrs all up and about and had a light breckfast,
07.30hrs Weighed anchor and set sail for Tahuata , There were 8 W A boats in our little harbour as we left,
We decided to move on, we had seen what had to be seen in " Fatu Hiva " and we want to see as many of these Islands before we head SSW
to the Tuamotu Archipelago's ,
14.00hrs We reached our new Island, and again it was dramatic and beautifull, How can I describe them, Sheer green cliffs
towering a thousand feet or more into the sky, casting magic shadows across the deep blue sea.
15.00 hrs We had a visit from the three on " Eowyn " as soon as we anchored,
They had a horrifying storey to tell us, ( it was gas, they were like school boys dying to share their experience with someone)
They were at a beach BBQ 2 nights ago ( organised by the " RONJA " family )
It seems that Patrick, ( A German / Swiss Guy , who works mostly in the Phillipines ) and sailing aboard " Thetis " , a German owned Yacht,
turned up at the BBQ, with a machette and started to chop up coconuts and continued this until he acidentally chopped off his finger.
( We all think this guy is half mad anyway )
Because it was so late at night and most people were in their bunks when this happened, that by the time a rescue was organised
he had lost the finger, and eventually was flown from Hiva Oa to Tahiti and Hospital. Amen..
Later Aileen went ashore with thew " Eowyn " crew, while the skipper sewed the torn spray hood. and prepared a Roast stuffed porksteak dinner,
Had a swim and ghenerally tidyed up while Donal had a nap.
20.00hrs Dinner was served, and we watched a weird DVD called the " READER " The Skip. skipped the film and hit the bunk early
still suffering from stomach cramps.
Oh , nearly forgot the swim, we all went for a swim earlier in beautifull warm water,,, ohhhhhhhhhhhhh just the job to cool down.
Thats it for now,
Signed :- Stephen Hyde ( Skipper )