On the move again
Michael Hughes and Ger White
Sat 24 Apr 2010 23:53
We much enjoyed our couple of weeks in the Marquesas--the islands are awesome in their beauty and I guess seen by very few--about as remote as could be!
After our couple of days on Fatu Hiva, we spent most of our time anchored in Taiohae on Nuku Hiva--enjoying good food, touring the island etc. Then yesterday, after Alan had left us to fly home, we sailed to another island--Oa Pou--and spent our time anchored in a village bay.
But it's time to move on--the Tuamotus are calling--some 500 miles passage--3 or 4 days. These islands are quite different--coral reefs and lagoons--low lying rather than the spectacular mountains of the Marquesas. It will be back to sand, swimming and snorkelling!
So we're now sailing fast in a 15 knot wind on a broad reach and enjoying the ride--though it'll be hard to get back to the night watches!