SV Impulsive

01 June 2016 | Daniels Bay
26 April 2016 | Taiohae, Nuku Hiva
24 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
23 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
23 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
21 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
18 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
15 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
11 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
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07 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
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31 March 2016 | Pacific Ocean
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29 March 2016 | Pacific Ocean
28 March 2016 | Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
16 March 2016 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Daniels Bay, Nuku Hiva

01 June 2016 | Daniels Bay
Deb/warm and humid
Here are some pictures from a recent visit to Daniels Bay. A season of Survivor was filmed here, unfortunately they did not treat Daniel too well. It is a lovely bay. Please enjoy.

One of the boats anchored in Daniel's Bay had a Drone. We are in the middle back row. How cool is this?

Another view of the bay

There we are in the front

Lovely rainbow. This is the first time I have seen both ends of one!

Such lush vegetation.

Pretty close to sunset.

The ocean side of the beach where we went ashore. There is a small creek in the background that we traveled up. This begins our 3 hour hike up to one of the supposed 3rd tallest waterfalls in the world.

The other side of the beach and the landing spot for going ashore.


One form of transportation in this bay. They had rusty old vehicles that we were surprised actually run, but they only used them to haul things from boats to the homes of the 10 local residents. There is no road into the bay from outside.

We were told the foundation of this home originally was the home of the King who had 30,000 people in his Kingdome. Wow. There are 10 people there now.....

A church for local worship. What a setting.....

Apparently it actually works, and it works better when it is raining. Go figure.

Under the umbrella of a star fruit tree. Amazing.

One of many figures we saw on the way.

Those stacked rocks were the foundation for a very large village.

Not sure what kind of tree this was, but when you knocked on it it sounded like a drum. Quite loud.

Fording that creek. One of about 4 times we crossed it in route to the falls.

See the falls in the distance? We are about ½ way there.


Into the seams of the surrounding hills.

Where did the trail go? It was barely a goat path.

We made it to the base of the falls.

Now the next journey into the falls.


It was like a wind tunnel in there. Flying water, and wind whipped you right in the face.

We were actually sitting on a rock. Not too deep right there.

Our hostess for lunch on the hike back.

She prepared us this very welcomed feast after our long day.

High tide now back near the beach.

Water trail this time.

The area where the residents lived had impressively manicured gardens with lots of beautiful and exotic to us flowers.

Another figure. Wonder if it was carved without a body or lost it somewhere?

Love the Hibiscus.

Wild bananas. There were 3 different kinds growing along the trail.

Well the bay would have been paradise if it were not for the bugs. That is not sand in the cockpit. At least these little beasties did not bite, but they did keep us holed up below until after 10AM almost every day.

Well that was Daniels Bay. Lovely isn't it?

South Pacific crossing 2016

26 April 2016 | Taiohae, Nuku Hiva
Deb and it is warm, humid, and very fine
Well obviously we made it. Here are some pictures of the trip.

Departure day from Nuevo Vallarta

Debbie at helm

Leigh at helm

Spinnaker flying

Sunset to the west

Mid ocean pedistal tower repairs

Morris and Deb Equator crossing day

Morris and Leigh launching whisker pole

broken main sail block

Leigh enjoying foredeck quiet and sunshine

Ves Pos (vessel position) equator 0-00.000N

Morris getting ready to toast Neptune and share his Champagne

Nuku Hiva Land Ho

Impulsive entering Nuku Hiva Bay in Taiohae town

Historical church in Taiohae town

We have arrived in Nuku Hiva

24 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
Anchor is down and we are ready to go ashore. I will be so glad to get Thor fixed and will never bad mouth him again. Hand steering for about 24 hours was very tiring but we're here and that's what counts. Scoots and Cinnabar were cheering and blowing their conch shells as we came in along side them to drop the hook. Deb will take over the blog now that she can find internet at a coffee shop in town. Thanks for following our adventure...

jWe can almost smell land

23 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
The wind has died so we are hand steering on hour shifts (since our autopilot is broke) with the engine running flat out. We should get to Nuiku Hiva on Sunday. Next report should be from the anchorage.

Swimsuit Weather

23 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
It's been swimsuit weather the last couple days. Rain clouds chase us down and so we all put on our swimsuits to avoid getting our regular clothes wet. We seem to be a magnet for rain clouds and one stayed over us for an hour. We're in good spirits as we are about 240 miles from Nuku Hiva. If our autopilot wasn't broke, we would probably run the diesel at full speed to get there quick. Still looks like a Monday arrival.

Trade Wiind Sailing

21 April 2016 | Pacific Ocean
Impulsive is 389 miles from Nuku Hiva so we should be there this Sunday or Monday depending on winds. If winds die down, we will fire up the iron geny and hand steer (we have no autopilot) so that we get there ASAP . We have finally found the trade winds below the equator and are sailing at 6 knots with 12 knots of wind on a beam to broad reach. The swells have become more gentle and have a longer period. We have all commented on how enjoyable the last couple days have been. Far different from the squalls and choppy seas we had up north.
Vessel Name: Impulsive
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 44
Hailing Port: Seattle, WA, USA
Crew: Morris and Debbie Adams
About: Morris Adams, Retired Boeing after 33 years, Electrical Engineer doing Integrated Circuit Design. Debra Adams (Debbie), Retired Verizon Wireless after close to 20 years, Electrical Engineer doing RF Engineering Systems Design.
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