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START OF TRIP
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(where we bought the boat)
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WE MADE IT!!! At 0241 local time we dropped the hook in "The Bay of Virgins" in Fatu Hiva.
On this leg of the trip we have broken:
one engine mount
the roller furler line (fixed)
suncover on the Genoa is almost destroyed
one snatch block (kind of repaired)
one of our spinnakers (blown out)
deck wash valve (caused the flood)
I am sure I have forgotten something....
As for fishing, we lost 3 lures and only caught 5 fish and only kept one (a nice tuna).
Yesterday, we spent a few hours cleaning up the boat. In the afternoon, we went for a long walk/hike and felt land under our feet for the first time in over a month...
Last night our good friends from s/v Beach House arrived just after dark, so we hope to get together with them today.
Our plan (at the moment) is to sail to Hiva Oa on Monday morning (tomorrow) and check into the country (officially) at 0800 Tuesday morning. Following our check-in we think we will head to a small island called Tahauta, where we we clean the bottom of the boat and spend a few days.
Here are a few pictures from Just before we left, the trip, a Fatu Hiva... Unfortunately, it loaded them all in no particular order, so bear with us...
|A morning visitor...|
|Our first morning in Fatu Hiva...|
|Fatu Hiva... Just as Thor Heyerdahl would have seen it in 1936...|
|Christina... happy to be here!|
|The village from our boat|
|A welcoming Tiki...|
|Out with Donna (on left) for pizza....|
|A bag of oranges - $6|
|Melons - $1|
|Pumpkin Squashes.... Yummy!|
|Fruit & Veggie heaven!|
|Roger and I patiently waiting.....|
|Sugar cane juice!|
|Bananas - 20 for $1|
|ready to go!|
|Underway with our first spinnaker flying....|
|Christina & Shelley|
|A tired little sea bird... joined us for a rest....|
|Christina, hard a work....|
|Kyle hard at work....|
|Our friends on Swift Sure....|
|Christina becomes a Shellback!|
|charting every day...|
|A must read for this trip... I was given this American First Edition for my sixteenth birthday... I wonder if this planted the seed?|
|Halfway - we sent a message in a bottle....|
|another amazing sunset!|
|looking for the waterfall...|
|A little light reading.... Oh NO!|