Richard and Rachel Caswell
Sat 9 May 2009 19:26
We're at Nuka Hiva now, anchored in the middle of an old volcano, with a
quarter of the rim blown away which has now become the entrance, so
surrounding us is the remaining rim which is rugged and steep and very
dramatic. Onshore locals friendly and relaxed, and there's loads of fruit
trees dripping with excess fruit, so we'll have to take some bags ashore and
go visiting.....they love to trade, as shipping is expensive, and seem to
enjoy the whole transaction of translation and guestimation ....makes for
fun communication ! The french bread sticks are very delicious and cheap,
so plenty of those being eaten at present. Not buying anything else mind!
We're now awaiting wind for the next passage to the Tuamotos, some 500 miles
away, but there's nothing out there at present, so will stay one more week
perhaps, although time just ticks on by regardless....
Have been really lucky with our weather so far, so making the most of that.
Swam with Manta rays recently, while they were feeding on the surface, just
lovely to see.