Long Awaited Pictures!!

We know these pics are way overdue but we haven’t had internet for over two months!  Here are pics from Toau and Raroia in the Tuamotus, Anaho Bay on Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas and a couple pics from the passage to Hawaii. Sorry for not having more to post from the passage but we were naked the entire time and can’t post the pics for obvious reasons….

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Hilo Bay!  Dry Land!

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Message in a bottle at 8N dedicated to the passing of Riley, Alyssa’s loving family dog

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Fresh produce from the farm in Anaho Bay

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Anaho Bay.  Ellie anchored in background

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Alyssa carving up our fresh-caught Tuna in Nuku Hiva

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Approaching Hatiheu Bay, Nuku HivaIMG_0288 DSCF9176 - Copy

All that is left of the mahi Lewis caught after processing all the meat

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Mahi Lewis caught to windward of Nuku Hiv on 50lb test and ocean rod with tiny 4″ jet-head squid lure

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Alyssa made a perfect gaff shot near the spine behind the eyes.  She was hungry and made the first shot stick!

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Sunset at Castaway Island in Raroia

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Sewing projects in Raroia

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Shots from the masthead in Raroia Atoll

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Hottie in Raroia

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Date night on the boat

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Lewis made a custom coconut shaver for making coconut milk (Poisson cru anyone?)

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Lobster trap we set out on the reef.  Instead of lobster we caught a small shark and a few snapper.  Fail.

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This is what happens when you don’t reel in faster than the sharks can swim in Raroia

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Raft #2 (with attached solar panel) found on the windward side of Raroia

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Raft #1 found on windward side of Raroia

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Lewis helping process fish for shipment to Papeete on Toau Atoll. This was only the first batch of fish from 3 fish traps.

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We constantly had around 10 of these pilot fish cleaning our bottom in Toau and Raroia. They don’t ask for money, so we’re all about it. Check out the visibility; we’re anchored in 40′.DSCF9051

Valentine and Gaston’s kitchen/dining area over the waterIMG_0136 DSCF9010 IMG_0133 IMG_0125 IMG_0091

Makin’ coconut bread with ValantineIMG_0086

Major meat processing from Alyssa’s mahiIMG_0083Alyssa’s Mahi caught on the way from Moorea to Toau (using hand line and a medium sized jet-head squid lure)

 

1 Comment

  1. Bob & Miriam's Gravatar Bob & Miriam
    November 1, 2014    

    What a fabulous array of photos! From the beautiful palms and water
    to the steamy festive date night shot aboard, they bring together the
    adventure, folk lore, great cuisine and romance of a dream trip! Good on you!

    Bob and Mir (aka Cap and Rabbit)

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