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Day Hike in Fatu Hiva

19 April 2011 | les Isles Marquises
Bruce
We explored the island of Fatu Hiva a bit today, walking through the tiny village and hiking through the jungle to a swimming hole at the base of a 200 foot (70 m) waterfall. The hike began gently but toward the end became very challenging, requiring clambering over boulders and tree limbs over an uncertain path marked every 100 meters by a small pile of stones. At the base of the waterfall was a pool of fresh water at a cool temperature of about 75 F (22 C), which was very refreshing considering the sea and air temperature around here is 90 F (30 C). John brought swimming goggles and explored some of the underwater caves at the base of the waterfall, only to come face to face with a large black and white freshwater eel. That came as quite a surprise.

We stopped to talk to the locals, which was very easy for us since they all speak French. We found the locals extremely friendly. It is definitely a plus to speak French here.
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Vessel Name: Calou
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47
Hailing Port: The Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA
Crew: Bruce, Pascale, Antoine
Extra: Sailing on the 20th Annual Baja Ha-ha, departing mid October 2013 from Tiburon, and continuing to cruise Mexico. This will be our 3rd Haha. In 2011 we sailed the Puddle Jump from Mexico to French Polynesia, then up to Hawaii and back to San Francisco.
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