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!!!