Tuesday 3rd July – Coffee now smelt!
At 0830 local time (GMT -9.5), seventeen days and eighteen hours
after leaving the Galapagos, we entered Tahauka Bay
in Hiva Oa. Finding a spot to anchor with almost all
the other boats having both bow and stern anchors out was a challenge but we
eventually got ourselves settled.
It is a little rolly here so we too decided to deploy our Fortress anchor
to stern for the first time, as well as the mighty Delta bow anchor. Then it was time to celebrate our three
thousand mile passage with a brunch of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
accompanied by a glass or two of fizz.
islands are quite dramatic – steep cliffs draped in an amazing array of greenery
and the high peaks obscured by cloud.
We’re looking forward to having a couple of days exploring Hiva Oa before going on to the north western most island,
Approach to Tahauka Bay
Calmer waters inside the bay