This morning we had coffee at 4.30 and lifted the anchor at 5.20 to make sure that we’d make it to our next destination during daylight. As Fatu Hiva was still towering behind us, we could already see the silhouette of the next island 45 miles ahead of us. Despite the light wind (only between 10 and 14 knots) Pitufa sailed steady 5-6 knots in the calm seas and we reached the southern cape of Tahuata around noon. The only downside of this otherwise perfect sail was that we didn’t catch a fish… Tahuata’s not quite as high as Fatu Hiva, but it also features steep, volcanic slopes and palm covered valleys. We anchored in the Baie Hana Tefau which isn’t quite as scenic as the one we’ve just left behind, but we’re the only yacht here and the village is on the other side of the bay, so it’s nice and quiet here without the busy traffic we got used to in the Baie des Vierges. Leeloo got up on deck as soon as she heard the anchor, checked out the remote bay and grinned broadly–no ne ighbours mean no visitors ;-)

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  1. hermine hackl says:

    ….. ich sags ja immer – gescheite leeloo !

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