Baie de Taioa, Nuku Hiva - inc photos
We very much enjoyed our 2 week stop in
Baie Taiohae, a picturesque place with excellent facilities and friendly,
helpful locals. The bay often has a swell rolling in so we decided to set
a stern anchor in addition to the bow anchor. This held the bow nicely to
the swell and life aboard was then much more comfortable, as we watched other
yachts roll gunwale to gunwale like metronomes with the beam on swell.
We had a very social time there too as
we met up with cruising friends old and new.
Having stocked up with fresh provisions,
we left Baie Taiohaie this morning and sailed just a few miles along the coast
to Baie de Taioa, or Daniel's Bay as it is also known after a family which used
to live here. This is a very dramatic anchorage with tall mountains all
around and lovely, flat water. Bliss!