Saturday, July 1, 2017

Nuka Hiva - Fueling up and exploring Daniel's Bay

Once rested and properly checked in we headed over to the fuel dock to fill up.
We received a duty free fuel and filled up 121 gallons at ~$3.15/gallon.

You have to Med-moor to the concrete dock and then drag the hose out to the boat.  It was a little dicey as there was a decent swell running and there was a fair amount of surge close to the pier.

It took about an hour to complete; we were relieved once that was finished.

We then headed to Daniel's Bay to have a calm anchorage and hike to the famous waterfall there.
Mike, Katie and Al onboard Pangaea met us there for the hike

Tom handled all the lines ashore

Managing the heavy fuel hose

On our way to Daniels Bay, Tom, JD and Rob went for a drag behind the boat, Sylvia cheerfully drove Shindig.

Another breakage: Run Capacitor on the water maker exploded.  (Note: Miss Piggy, favorite egg timer, also perished a few weeks later) 

Tom and Rob heading ashore at Daniel's Bay

JD and Mike, ready for adventure!

Picturesque river mouth

Walking up the ancient village road

Al and Katie

The gang posing with stone Tiki

One of many river crossings

Beautiful Valley views

Our first look at the waterfall

Dense jungle path

Translation: Danger, falling rocks!

More river crossings

Finally arrived at the waterfall and plunge pool

Making our way back to the falls

Tom blew out his flip flop.   Al had some rope and Tom was able to fashion a fix.

Rob and JD.  Feeling much cooler after a swim.

Eels in the river.!

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