Baie Hanaiapa, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands - inc photos

Mark & Sue Owen
Mon 1 Jun 2015 17:59

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We’re delighted to report that we made landfall just after first light in a stunning and peaceful bay on the north coast of Hiva Oa, after 2950 miles and 19 days at sea.


With the exception of a couple of days towards the end of our trip, we had a very comfortable ride and once again Macushla took excellent care of us.  We sailed most of the way with 2 reefs in the mainsail and set ourselves a very conservative target of 150 miles a day, to ensure we didn’t put too much stress on the rig and ourselves.


One of our pilot guides for the South Pacific is called Landfalls in Paradise – how very apt!


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