From Hanamoenoa, in Tahuata, we made a quick, “administrative” stop at Atuona Bay, in the island of Hiva Oa. There we topped up our fuel tanks, completed our supplies, and tried to do whatever internet-stuff that could be done with the ultra-slow bandwidth of the island’s only internet café. But as soon as we were done, we raised anchor again and headed toward our last destination in the Marquesas: the bay of Hanavave, in the island of Fatu Hiva:
We departed Atuona with the first rays of sun:
There was a good breeze blowing, providing for a quite sporty close-reach ride:
It wasn’t properly a comfy ride, but it was very enjoyable and fun. At this point, here I was telling the kids one of my (few) jokes:
That’s one great thing about kids. No matter how short my repertoire is, and I do recycle my jokes a lot, they always reward me with a good laugh:
On the approach to Fatu Hiva, this catamaran, which was coming on the opposite direction, made a point to pass close to us:
We obliged, making for a cool photo opportunity:
It’s funny, when I took these pictures I had a feeling I would one day have the chance to pass them on to the Catamaran’s owner. Well, nearly 1 month and 500 miles later we found ourselves in the same anchorage. The boat’s name is Tika, a lovely Aussie family. And they also took a picture of Pesto on the same occasion. Here it is:
Coincidence? Nah …
Anyway, back to the main story, we were now quickly approaching Hanavave. This is said to be one of the “world’s most beautiful anchorages” and we were naturally looking forward to it:
I can’t attest the veracity of such title, but one thing is for sure: this is one really beautiful bay !
We spent approximately one week on this bay, and had a wonderful time. Too much for one post. Stay tuned for the upcoming one.