Day 24: Landfall!! Anchored in Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva!


Nuku Hiva, Marquesas (destination): 0.00000000 nautical miles
La Cruz, Mexico (origin): 2713 nautical miles

The S/V Sudden Stops Necessary crew at anchor in Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas islands!! Some of the crew are sporting new looks!

We hove-to overnight in the lee of Ua Huka and this morning at 3am local time we set sail for Nuku Hiva. Neptune wasn't going to let us have it that easy and dished out two of the worst squalls we have seen so far as we made the 25 miles to Taiohae Bay. We dropped the hook at around 7am local time and celebrated with Pacifico beers and Snickers bars from the grab bag while playing "Easy" from Groove Armada.. "looking back it was easy, easy, easy.. it was easy.." What a way to start the day!

The island is amazing lush and dramatic, the landscape straight out of lord of rings.. The sun is coming out now.. Still hasn't sunk in that we are finally here.. Need to slap myself a few times.. and a few times more..

We are having showers to freshen up before we head to the Gendarmerie to do the official boat entry, customs and immigration paperwork… Looking forward to setting foot on land after 23 days.. Will I remember how to walk? 😉

Posted by Internet. Hooked into some free wifi at anchor using our wifi booster.. lucky!!

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