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On to bluer waters…

May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · French Polynesia, Marquesas, Nuku Hiva, Our Route

While Nuku Hiva is lovely, we’ve been hearing all about the other islands from fellow cruisers – Islands that have crystal clear blue water, awesome snorkeling, beautiful white beaches, lush jungle vegetation….  And we’ve started to wonder why we are still sitting here, in a murky brownish-green bay that you don’t really even want to wet your feet in, with a black rocky beach defended by no-no’s, with the constant hum of SUV’s and fishing boats darting around.  So, we are off for greener forests and bluer waters.  Our current plans are to aim for Hanamenu Bay on the NW side of Hiva Oa, an exposed but supposedly beautiful, quiet bay, then onto the island of Tahuata to anchorage-hop down the three bays on its Western side.  Finally, we’ll end up at Fatu Hiva in the Bay of Virgins (penises?!) where we’ll have the great privilege of delivering to a school photo prints (taken last year by a fellow cruiser) of the local children.  We feel mostly rested up from our crossing and are excited to be going someplace new.  Our internet connections will be non-existent until we get to Fatu Hiva, I think, so no updates for a couple of weeks…. but, here are a few more pictures of Taiohae, Nuku Hiva.

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