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Tagged With: Nuku Hiva

work & play in hakatea bay

June 6 – 13, 2013 Hakatea Bay, Nuku Hiva, also known as Daniel’s Bay, is one of the few Marquesan anchorages that are quite protected from high winds and big swell. As we approached the anchorage, we couldn’t make out the entrance until we were nearly upon it. It looked as though we were going … Continue reading »

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taiohae bay, nuku hiva ~ big town, swell & provisions

June 1 – 6, 2013 Taiohae Bay in Nuku Hiva is a major economic and administrative port of the Marquesas Islands. Even though the Marquesas are quite remote, we almost felt like we were back in civilization again. It’s easy for boats to get parts shipped into Taiohae, so many boats who suffered damages during … Continue reading »

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taiohae, nuku hiva ~ old friends reunited

June 1, 2013 Amidst the retrieval of our propane tank, as we arrived in Nuku Hiva, we were also seeing old friends for the first time in a year. We had met s/y Yindee Plus last summer in Maine, and had kept in touch with them ever since. When we left Maine, we were supposed … Continue reading »

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paying ransom in nuku hiva

May 31 – June 1, 2013 Late afternoon on Friday, we bid a temporary farewell to our buddy kid boats (s/v Sueño and s/v Flour Girl), departed Puamau Bay, Hiva Oa, and sailed overnight to Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva. Our friends would be joining us in a day or two, but we needed to catch … Continue reading »

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