Just a quick note to let you know we are anchored safely in Taiohae Bay on Nuku Hiva. Anchorage in Hane on Ua huka was ridiculous and down right dangerous – huge swell and messy seas rolling right in to the anchorage and there were three boats in there precariously anchored bow and stern on a lee shore. We called an audible, turned into the wind, raised the main and got the hell out of there.
After another 6 hour downwind leg we arrived in Nuku Hiva. This anchorage is packed and reminds me of La Cruz. I counted 55 boats in here! At least there is plenty of room as it’s a big bay.
Tomorrow we will seek out Kevin from the local yacht services and hopefully he is able to help with sewing our jib and helping to procure a new raw water pump for our engine. We have a raw water leak into the engine. There is water dripping from the crankcase breather and the oil level is rising…
We’ll also try and find a good internet connection and upload some of our great pics!
– Lewis & the (very tired) Princess Turtle Pea
Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
08 55.13 S
140 05.81 W