09:48:2332S 139:01:875W Arrival in the Marquesas
Jean & Matt Findlay
Fri 16 Mar 2012 23:07
Friday 16th March, 11.45 local time, 3091.9 miles, 18 days and 5 hours – yep we’re here on the island of Hiva Oa, Les Isles Marquisis, French Polynesia. Had great wind for the rest of this morning and sailed right up to the island. Overall a very good passage, in reasonable time and despite the seas, not too uncomfortable. Although the seas not being what we expected and a couple of frustrating days of very light winds, we both enjoyed it and were very pleased with the performance and comfort of the boat. Hiva Oa looks very lush, green, prosperous and clean – looking forward to stretching our legs and walking to the village later. 5 more boats in the small anchorage behind a breakwater.
Position: S09.48.2332 W139.01.875