Pacific Crossing 2010-11
Amigo and Shango rented this 4 wheel drive for a road trip of Nuku Hiva
A pig sty with a view to die for
This guy was our favorite
Taipivai is the site of Herman Melville's Typee
The ridge and waterfall that Melville and Toby crossed
Nuku Hiva Roadside Flora
Nuku Hiva Ceremonial Archaeological Site
People awaiting to be sacrificed were placed into this holding pit
This huge Banyan tree is within the site
Nuku Hiva Fauna
Our luncheon stop at Hatiheu
Rene, Helga, Amy at Chez Yvonne's
A very diverse landscape. Harbors, mountains, and interior plains
Our last day in Taiohae Bay and ready access to supplies/services/internet probably until Tahiti in 6-8 weeks
Entrance to Daniel's Bay, Nuku Hiva, site of an early Survivor's episode
This was probably Team 1's beach
and Team 2's beach....we chose it for it's better light.
Off to the waterfall
seemed a little out of place
Our first glimpse of the waterfall
first of four river crossings
The cruising guide said that Vaipo falls is the third highest waterfall in the world....not sure??
here we go again
Serge and Rene look interested
You have to swim/duck under the boulder at the base to get to the waterfall
The sound and force of the water was amazing
Everyone was exhilarated after the drenching
The next day lunch at Monette's with Quicksilver and Spirare
Arriving at our last Marquesan island, Ua Pou. Famous for its seven magnificent basaltic spires
Next morning. Beautiful light
We hiked to Manfred's farm for veggies
Holding the ladder for Manfred's wife Therese to pick avocados for us
Pretty flower on our walk back to boat
Our last Marquesan waterfall was the best for swimming
On the way back from the waterfall, Ivonne invited us for lunch.
A mixture of coconut and flowers was her amazingly effective bug repellant
Shango viewed from her kitchen
Not a bad view for dish duty
Our first lettuce (Bok Choy actually) since Panama
20 cats and 2 dogs
Ivonne and her son, Holler. Amy with her new hat
Holler took us fishing a couple days later. At lunch we showed him
the write up about his island in the cruising guide.
All stocked up with fruits/veggies for our trip to the Tuamotus
We even got some Macadamia nuts
Our last Marquesan anchorage at Ua Pou
Off to the Tuamotus. Good to be sailing again. Easy passage. Fair winds good weather.
When we arrived in Raroia, Fiu came out to trade with us.
Necklace for Amy. Rum and sunglasses for Fiu
Our first anchorage at Raroia. This spot on the eastern reef is where the Kon Tiki washed ashore.
Kon Tiki Memorial.
Fiu must have been part of the plaque's building
Shango and Amigo. Looking from the reef back toward town 6 miles across the atoll.
A little reef combing
It's a big reef at low tide. Looking east.
Black tip sharks strolling reef for lunch
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