Well we had been hoping to be in the Fatu Hiva ( an
island in the Marquesas) anchorage before dark on Saturday, but the wind
has died on us somewhat--so instead of storming along at 8 knots, we're
struggling between 5.5 and 6 knots in 8-10 knots of wind--genoa out one side and
cruising chute the other and wind dead aft.
Actually very peaceful, gliding along slowly and
sedately through calm waters under a hot sun and endless blue sky--perhaps
what I always expected the Pacific to be--rather than the fast and furious of
the first 2 weeks. The downside is we won't get in Saturday before dark, we'll
have to stand off until daybreak Sunday morning as I'm not going into this
strange anchorage at night when we have no moon.
But, hey--what's a day in the great scheme of
things!! It's calm and sunny, plenty to read, good food, a sundowner at 5,
showers today (that's as in bath--not the weather) and life is
The Fatu Hiva anchorage is regarded by many as the
most spectacular in the Pacific--which is why we're going for a short
time--before heading up to Nuku Hiva which is where we'll spend most of our
Marquesas time--probably on Monday.