Tahuata


Tahuata To Atuona Hiva Oa

We met Kalino, the wood carver, around 9 AM only to be heart broken that his engraving machine had shorted because all of the rain. We were so excited about the work we had commissioned because he is so talented. Kalino was very kind to fix the strings of the […]


Octopus Hunting Tahuata Marquesas

When first arriving in Hapatoni Bay we saw a man beating something with all of his might against the reef, as it turned out he had found an octopus and chose to tenderize it by beating it vigorously against the reef. Josh, a cruising friend we met in Fatu Hiva, […]


85 Pounds Of Tuna

We woke early to pick up our neighbor, Josh, for a fishing trip around the point of southern Tahuata. As we headed to the point a squall with 35 knot winds forced us to stay on the lee of the island. We trolled around seeing an amazing amount of birds […]


Hapatoni Bay

Hapatoni Bay is one of the best anchorages because the gust of squalls do not funnel as strongly through the mountains and we are anchored directly in front of a small waterfall. The locals have been friendly and we found it interesting there are only 100 people living in the […]


Fatu Hiva to Tahuata

We had a wonderful time anchored in Fatu Hiva. We enjoyed our evenings with our first group of sailing cruisers swapping sea stories. Chris, the woodcarver, came out to our boat with his friend and brother to teach us Marquesas Ukulele. They brought us goat coconut and papaya, Marquesas possion […]