Today, saturday, July 17th, we are at Hakahau Bay on Ua Pou getting ready to end our beautiful time at the Marquesas and sail to the Tuamotus. We arrived here on July 13th after a difficult sailing trip from Nuku Hiva, with lots of squals, wind, sun and rain but we learned a lot.
We arrived just in time for the 14th of july celebrations and enjoyed the free bar from 10 AM till 12 (lunch) with the marquesians. Stefan and I enjoyed people watching while they were singing, playing the ukulele, dancing and enjoying being with their friends and family.
Before leaving Nuku Hiva we enjoyed two more bays on Nuku Hiva, Hakatea and Anaho Bay. We saw more traditional dancing at Taiohae Bay and had lunch at the home of Monette and Mathias. We hiked to Vaipo waterfall from Hakatea.We had lunch at restaurant Chez Yvonne in Hatiheu Bay after a hike from Anaho Bay and met with world travellers Jacques and Michelle.