Fatu Hiva is not an official port of entry, but we made our landfall there anyway. It was stunningly beautiful. After four days we moved on to Tahuata, made a brief (4 hrs) foray into Hiva Oa to clear in and then returned to Tahuata for another week. We moved on to Fatu Hiva, riding out a lot of lousy weather in Taiohae. While waiting out the weather we traveled overland to Baie du Contröleur to see the Polynesian double canoes come in on their way to Hawaii and eventually San Francisco. Then we moved on to peaceful Anaho Bay.

Arrival - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Champagne! - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Sunset begins- Fatu Hiva - May 2011

And proceeds - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Sunset finale - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Setting the French Flag - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Spectacular anchorage - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

And another great sunset - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Spinner dolphins in the anchorage - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

New Morning at anchor - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Almost full moon - Fatu Hiva - May 2011

Taihoe Bay - Nuku Hiva - May 2011

New Morning in Taiohae - May 2011

Pacific Voyagers arrive - Nuku Hiva - May 2011

Marquesan dancers - Nuku Hiva - May 2011

Nice Tatoo - May 2011

I think that's Joe Villa! - Nuku Hiva - May 2011

Cruisers eat Marquesan style - May 2011

Waterfalls on Nuku Hiva - May 2011

Tiki - Nuku Hiva - May 2011

Anaho Bay - Nuku Hiva - Jun 2011