Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hiva Oa!

So you sail and sail and sail and sail... and all of a sudden these islands crop up in the middle of nowhere! A whole group of islands, at that! What a beautiful and marvelous sight-islands of green and brown, shrouded in mist, the highest peaks invisible. We can see waves crashing up against sheer cliffs and patches of bright green against black earth. We passed the northeast end of Hiva Oa at 08:37 Marquesas time (that's 2.5 hours behind Pacific West Coast time). Our way point is now Atuona where we will anchor and officially enter French Polynesia! Will write more later. Just wanted you to know that we made it!

R of r
At 4/10/2011 2:01 AM (utc) Rutea's position was 08°23.06'S 137°34.59'W

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  1. R of r sounds ready for a little R and R!

  2. Thank Goodness! I guess this means I am done with my worry watches for now! Sleep well and sleep long! Enjoy all the green!!You are all amazing!