Still in Nuku Hiva - Photos Posted!
25 May 2018 | 08 54.93'S:140 05.9'W, Nuku Hiva
May 25, 2018
Still in Nuku Hiva! Waiting on parts has taken a while. The water maker motor that we sent to Tahiti for a rebuild still was not working correctly, it would overheat after an hour or so. Finally last Friday our parts came in except they sent an incorrect part in the batch. It was actually labeled wrong at the supplier. We did get a refund and got to keep the �"extra part�" but we are left waiting again. There could be worse places to wait though. The new water maker motor did come in so we are up and running in the water department. While we have been waiting we have toured the island and also sailed to a couple of other anchorages. Both nice but Anaho Bay on the north side is really something and the only coral reef on the island. And no rocking all night long since Panama! There are lots of baby Black Tip reef sharks as well as others swam around us in about 4�" of water when the tide is out. The hiking trails were also great and the place is exceptionally clean. We hiked up and over the hill to the next bay eating Mangoes as we hiked. They are everywhere! We met a couple of guys on another boat here and we did the hike together. They made homemade Mango Ice Cream and brought some over for us. It was so good Laurie made some too since we had about 20 mangoes on board! We have a ton of photos but the internet is so �"thin�" we are not able to upload much. I am trying to upload 64 photos as I write this. All photos have been �"downsized�" to make the upload faster but at this moment, it has been over an hour and it is only 1/3 done. Not sure if it will complete. I am trying now as there is no one else here at the internet café right now. Regardless, it is slow as there is only a single Link off the island for phone, internet and TV. We are planning on heading back to Anaho Bay tomorrow to work on the boat, climb the mast in calm water, hike and laze around while waiting for our �"last package�". After that we will be heading south to other islands in the Marquesas and then on to the Tuamotus Islands, all 100+ of them! They are the Atolls of French Polynesia where we will need to enter �"passes�" into the Atoll during slack tides. That should be fun! So, the first upload of the photos just finished. It has been 2 ½ hours. These photos are of the crossing only. It may be a while before we can actually upload more! One photo �"bonked�" and did not upload so there are now 63 new photos in our album.