We're still in Nuku Hiva. So far we've done a bit of hiking, rented a car to tour the island, met some really nice French people who live here, and, of course, worked on the boat a bit. We have a bunch of photos to sort through and post and we need to write a couple of proper blog entries. We are going to leave Taiohae Bay today and go to Controller Bay and the village of Taipivai (where Herman Melville stayed as detailed in his book 'Typee'). After a day or so there, we'll head around the east end of the island up to Anaho bay. We'll probably stay there for a few days and then head back here to Taiohae bay for some final provisioning before we head out to the Tuamotus. It's only about 500 nautical miles to the Tuamotus but it doesn't sound like we can really count on getting much in the way of provisions out there so we'll stock up here with enough stuff to make it to Tahiti if necessary. At any rate, we'll post more when we stop back here before heading off to the Tuamotus.
Oh yeah, Ryan and Alex on Shalimar are coming with us to Anaho bay and we're going to see if we can all agree on a route through the Tuamotus as well.