Departed Hiva Oa yesterday evening after
exploring ashore , lots of mangos laying on the ground , ate as much as we
carried ! no a lot else there except for a fresh water stream which as we
discovered wasn't so fresh , it was stagnant at the upper reaches we guess that
why there were lots of nonos ( small biting insects) chasing us , we were
relived to get off the beach .
Lyn cooked a roast dinner for our long arduous
journey ( an overnight sail of some 70nm ) we were hoping that the veg would
give us a boost if the forecast was incorrect , SE 15 knots ...
Overnight sail to Ua Poa , not a lot of wind , less
than 6 knts untill 4 am when we hoisted the sails , lasted till 8 o/c then we
motored to the first location, didn't fancy it as there was a large swell
running in the harbour so we pressed on to another anchorage on the lee of the
island , we weren't disappointed huge basalt spears of rock coming straight out
of the ground , it looked like a film set for Jurassic park and a wonderful back
drop to our anchorage .
Yes you guessed it we are resting for the rest of
the day , after extending the anchor chain ..
A overworked crew ! not