Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nuka Hiva in the Marquesas Islands - Land Ho!!

Shindig arrived at Nuka Hiva and was anchor down at 9:11pm.
It felt great to stop the boat and celebrate our 20 day, 2760 mile passage.
Tequila for everyone!  Great job!!

Here are some of the passage stats.

Route distance: 2549
Track distance: 2760
Extra miles sailed: 211 or 8%
Best mileage day: 163
Worst mileage day: 102
Average speed for 2760 miles: 5.75 knots
Engine run time: 88.9 hours
Generator run time  25.8 hours
Approximate Fuel: 121 gallons

Breakdowns:  Outhaul car, coffee maker,  spinnaker dousing collar, Tom's laptop hard drive, one serrated kitchen knife (saved in case it comes in handy later)

Sylvia and Tom.  Still smiling after 20 days on passage.

JD and Rob happy to be anchor down

"Double Rainbow...all the way! " Beauty in the main anchorage of Nuka Hiva 

What, a pay phone?  Haven't seen one of these in a while!

Tom, super happy to be enjoying a Hinano beer and a burger in Nuka Hiva.

Poisson cru, one of South Pacific's favorite entrees

Kevin and Nuka Hiva Yacht Services helps Tom & Sylvia get all their goodies that came along Shindig for shipping to their boat in Raiatea
Lots for food options at the market!

Time to get wet and see what is under water

One of the vista overlooking  Taioha'e bay

Overlook of Controllers bay.  One of the sites for the Survivor TV show.

Re Creation of traditional Marquesean homes 

Stone Tikis

Banyan tree at a historic site on the island.  Archaeologists often find bones and skulls in these trees.

Locals cleaning fish after a successful spear fishing trip

Good Friday Parade

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