Marquesas Islands – French Polynesia – 2016…..

Dear Friends and Family, (written from Papeete, Tahiti – August 23rd, 2016).

This blog was from this past May and June.

We’re catching up on the last few blogs to get current and we’ll soon be off to the leeward islands of Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora before heading off to Suwarrow in the Cook Islands.

We did an amazing amount of “boat stuff” in Tahiti and we think we’re finally done. There is a big weather front coming through tonight and tomorrow and we believe we’ll finally head out west on Saturday!

Scott and Nikki

After 3100 miles “at sea” on our 18 day passage from the Galapagos, Nikki hoists the colors! We would not be checking in at Fatu Hiva where we arrived the previous evening. We would do that bit of business in Hiva Oa, (35 miles to the north). However, it can be very difficult to get back here as it’s often upwind against the trade winds. The hiking, the bay and the views here are spectacular and it’s a “must not miss” destination in the Marquesas Islands.