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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Voyage to Marquesas - ANCHOR DOWN!!!

Bravo arrived yesterday afternoon (Saturday) at the island of Fatu Hiva. Often said to be one of the most beautiful anchorages in the world, we certainly wouldn't argue based on what we see from the deck. (Google it for some images...we can't post graphics with this radio modem).

Spectacular rock cliffs fringed with dense vegetation and palms surround the bay, and all 7 boats here have room to swing. Though as the new arrivals, we're a bit far from the beach, anchored in 100' depth.

This is not a legal port of entry into French Polynesia, so we will likely move on today to Hiva Oa, (+/- 50 miles downwind from here) to be ready for a required morning clear-in with the powers that be. But wow, it is fantastic to be here, 23 days after leaving the Galapagos. Total distance traveled, 3112 miles. More to follow when we get to internet access. Bravo, out for now, to sleep on a peaceful, flat calm sea for a change!!!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! You did it! We were all rooting for you. Glad you are safe.