Thursday, May 14, 2015

Final resting place of Kon Tiki

After a rather slow sail from Nuka Hiva to the unique world of atoll's.
We arrived Raroia at sunrise, timing the entrance through the tumultuous pass into the calm lagoon, very interesting and exciting experience.
While at anchor, we noticed interesting looking fish. Upon greater inspection, we noticed some black tip sharks as well. We fed them canned tuna and crackers, right off the boat! That evening we had Paumplemouse (local citris) Margaritta's with a couple from a boat called Georgia, we had met them in the Marquesas.
The next morning we had an exciting drift snorkel through the pass. With such a current, there were a variety of fish. We even had the company of black tip sharks who completely ignored us.
In the afternoon we headed across the lagoon, dodging coral amongst the laser turquoise water. The charts show nothing as this is uncharted. Not too tough to navigate and so beautiful. Our goal was to reach the site of the Kon Tiki landing on a little Motu, parts of the circle of islands (motu's) and coral reef that creates an atoll.
We anchored with two other boat's and had beautiful bonfire on the Kon Tiki Motu. We cooked our dinner and then enjoyed Peter and his sister's singing and guitar. We talked and listened to music, while staring up at the stars. What a magical evening.
We are looking forward to our next adventure on Makemo atoll.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Last Day In The Marquesas

A beautiful hike to another bay revealed amazing peaks in the mountains and a wonderful archeological site. Our wonderful friends John and Lynette from SV Whitehawk, joined us for one of these interesting hikes.
We are leaving this afternoon to sail (3 to 4 days) to the Tuomotu's. Once we get to one of the 76 atolls, we will sail through a small pass in the coral reefs to a protected lagoon. They are supposed to be stunning and very different than the high mountain islands of the Marquesas.

We probably will not have internet for a while, but will be able to put a point on the map of our location and text updates.
Anaho Bay, Nuka Hiva
Free Spirit is the closest boat.

John and Chuck with a tiki


Friday, May 1, 2015

Accoss The Pacific, a Preview

Here is a sneak preview of our crossing the Pacific Ocean. So much more to tell, having a great time.