Our trip to the Marquesas
03 July 2012 | Marquesas
Its great to be back in human contact ! We finally have internet !
The reason for not updating the blog so much on passage is that the trip was pretty uneventful , If we wanted a fish we just put our fishing line out and caught something mainly Tuna or Mahi Mahi. The wind was gentle to start for the first 6 days and after that it picked up and we were sailing along at 6 - 7 knots. We were doing 3 hour watches each through the night usually starting from 8pm depending on who was tired went to bed first. We didn't see many ships at all a few fishing vessels in international waters but other than that it was just james and I and the big deep blue sea for 20 days. It was strange how little wildlife we saw, no dolphins, no whales or sharks just the fish that we caught and a few birds.
We decided to go to Fatu Hiva first and spend a week just chilling out and getting the boat cleaned as the hull was so dirty with algae and barnacles its taken a few james to get the outside of the boat back to normal and me still doing the hand washing... Fatu Hiva was amazing we spent my birthday there and Nakesa sailed over to join us for a few days. We walked to the most amazing waterfall it was breathtaking ! Now we are in Hiva Oa and are checked in an legal we are spending a few days getting water and fuel but will be staying in the marquises until Bastille Day which is on the 14th of July !