Baie Hanaiapa, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands - inc photos
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!