Adventures of Maia | Day 26, Landfall
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Day 26, Landfall

We are at Anchor! We arrived at the Island of Hiva Oa (in the Marquesas) a little after sunrise. The supply ship arrived at the Tahuka harbor just before us. We saw a bunch of boats anchored outside and heard on the VHF radio (channel 16) that things were crazy inside, as all the boats were juggling to make way for the supply ship. We contacted a boat friend Nightide, who were anchored inside, and they said there is no room in the Harbor until the ship leaves.

We decided to temporarily anchor outside in a small bay (part of Traitor Bay). It was nice as our bow was into the wind and and the waves, we were not rocking and rolling much! We had breakfast and were thinking we would be able to move into the Harbor in a couple hours. Then on the radio we heard the captain of the ship say they were not leaving until 4:00 🙁

The wind was picking up and we heard other boats were coming towards the Harbor (One Fine Day, Cool Change). There was some radio talk and then another friend boat, Dash, appeared on the radio and suggested an anchorage about an hour away on the Island of Tahuata. We arrived at Hanamoenoa Bay at 2:30 and it was calm! We had a quiet afternoon and Hannah & I swam into the beach at Sunset and we walked on land!!!

How far did we go? April 23, 102 miles; TOTAL miles, 2860! 26 days!

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