Nuku-Hiva Port Stop

March 8, 2023

Rosie Beans (B-watch) and Sophie Marge (A-watch)

Banyan tree, people there for scale.
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Banyan tree, people there for scale.

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Noon Position
08 degrees 55.249 ‘S x 140 degrees 06.051 ‘W

Log
1338 nm

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Hello blog, Rosie and Sophie here to rep[ort on the last two days in Nuku Hiva.  First a quick shoutout to the galley gang, Cat and Gracie for making our breakfast and lunches for our explorations. Bread good, belly blessed.

Scenic overlook of Taiohae Bay.

Scenic overlook of Taiohae Bay.

Yesterday we trucked around the island, Our first stop was a biggie, we went to the local church (did you know 80% of Nuku-Hiva is catholic????????) they were all ready for lent with the purple alter décor. After that we explored many destinations including the multiple bays of the island including… the bay where the fourth season of survivor was filmed (are you a fan? Because we are not). Next we swam and body surfed with our captain Kevo himself.  After this exhilarating water break, we visited the banyan tree at an archeological site.

This tree holds a lot of significance within the Marquesan culture as it was a passage to the after life and a protector of souls.  The trees themselves were daunting in both girth and height but overall a magnificent chunk of wood. After some more water time with the captain himself we split up and feasted on the local options. Some would say awesome day. We would also say that. We appreciate our tour guides taking the time to share stories and traditions of the Marquesan culture. Thank you!

The stones used to construct the church have important, spiritual meaning for the Marquesan people.

The stones used to construct the church have important, spiritual meaning for the Marquesan people.

Today was a free for all.  Rosie and Sophie despite having totally different itineraries for the day can both agree that Nuku Hiva is totally awesome.

Beaches were found, hitches were hiked, infinity pools were utilized. Some personal highlights included listening to Taylor Swift All To Well Ten Minute version on the beach, eating pesto pasta, sleeping with the sand crabs, and swimming with baby sharks.  The freedom to relax and explore independently was great for all of us! Until next time Nuku-Hiva.

Rosie Beans (B-watch) and Sophie Marge (A-watch)

Marquesan transport for our tour.
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Marquesan transport for our tour.

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Moon set behind Nuku Hiva.
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Moon set behind Nuku Hiva.

More perspectives of our visit to the cathedral.
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More perspectives of our visit to the cathedral.

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