2 Apr 2019

31/3/2019: Tahaioe, Nuka Hiva

Oa Pou was a big disappointment to us all ... the anchorage wasn't particularly scenic, the small town was closed up, no bars or restaurants and there were no taxis to take us inland to explore! It felt a bit like a day wasted but by the time we had managed to get the stern anchor set (five attempts!) it was too late to be able to head off anywhere else! So we made the best of it, walked a reasonable distance into the hills, and then returned to Tumi for a night on board. Just before dinner was ready, two of the crew off one of the other rally boats turned up asking if they could join us for a drink and so we welcomed them on board and four hours later encouraged them to leave!

We were up bright and early today to head over to Nuka Hiva, the neighbouring island about 25 miles away and the last sail for Dan and Phil. Fortunately the wind played ball and we did actually sail and arrived into a beautiful large bay surrounded by towering peaks and with plenty of room to anchor. Perfect! We ventured ashore late afternoon and explored the little town of Tahaioe and the tiki park by the port, home of the tallest contemporary tiki in the Pacific. It seems very nice and we look forward to spending a few days here.

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