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Hakahau to Hakahetau to Hakaotu Ua Pou

Hakahau bay is very busy with the Arc, a sailing group from San Diego, arriving in Marquesas. Each day two boats arrive and sometimes a boat will leave, which makes for a tight anchorage. We had heard of a waterfall hike in Hakahetau, the village to the west, so we […]


Hokule’a Visits Ua Pou

A couple of day ago we motor sailed from Haahopu Bay Nuku Hiva to the main town Hakahau Bay Ua Pou. We went to town and immediately started to provision for our finally weeks in the Marquesas and the trip back to Hawaii. We were pleasantly surprised to here from […]


Haahopu Bay Nuku Hiva Marquesas

On our way from the Uncharted Bay north Nuku Hiva we trolled a line and as we rounded the point near the airport we caught another 40 lbs yellow-fin tuna. During the last tuna canning session outside of Anaho Bay we defrosted the freezers and realized we had a lot […]


Marquesas Surf And Turf

For the most of Sara’s life she has eaten out and hardly ever prepared meals at home. Cooking has always been this novel thing that one day she would learn how to do so she collected cookbooks. She has onboard almost 50 different styles of cookbooks. Her favorite cookbook is […]