Saturday, May 24, 2008
We left Taiohae ( main bay in Nuka Hiva) and went to Daniels Bay ( Anse Hakatea) , very beautiful, enclosed bay. reminds us of BC. except for all the nau nau's - tons everywhere and bite!!! We hiked up to the cascade ( waterfall) 2.5 hrs there and 2.5 hrs back. went for a swim in the pool below the waterfall. the waterfall was really just a trickle however when the rains come I'm sure it flows fast and lots. loved the cool pool to swim in , even had to go through a cavern area to get to the actual falls and that was gorgeous, unfortunately no one had a water proof camera to get a picture, the only way in was to swim. the next day we ( adults of Orca III and O'Vive ) went to the village to get fruit, we brought stuff to trade and Steve ended up fixing the mans chainsaw! That scored us a stalk each of bananas -green so they will last longer, and we also got tons of lemon, some papaya, and starfruit. and the green marquesan apple that tastes nothing like an apple! tried for mango and pineapple and their oranges ( which are green when ripe) but not ready to have yet- and off course tons of pompemousse!! had a great visit with the locals - named Mathias and Monette and that is who I am pictured with. nice people !! came back that afternoon ( yes it takes 4hrs to trade and such, nothing fast around here) and I played a game of risk with all the kids (ours and O'vives) I won!! not that I am competitive or anything -tee hee , Kyle hates that I win, Maya was thrilled cause we were partners , so really we won! she is a good partner
We left Friday am and fished- caught nothing and made water. we pulled into Baie De Taiohae again and met up with other cruisers, went to the store as the ship came in and we got some veggies and things, market day Sat at 4:30am to get the rest of the veggies and fruits -pineapple !!it is so sweet, nothing like the ones at home.We will be here for a few more days before heading to the Tuomotos. thats a 4 day sail .
Here are some words we have learned in Marquisan
ka/o/ha - hello
ko/oo/ta/oo/nui - thank you very much
ka/na/hae/u - it's nice, pretty
ko/o/oo/a - grandpa
pa/ka/hi/o - grandma
nana - bye bye
kai kai - eating
have fun pronouncing these, I put them as they sound, it sounds like singing!