Landfall: Hiva Oa!

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  After 23 terrifying, sleep-deprived, wonderful, boring days at sea, Akela made landfall at the island of Hiva Oa (population 2500) in the Marquesas group of French Polynesia.  <> There were low clouds, so we couldn’t see the mountainous island until we were 25 miles away.  With a light wind behind us, we didn’t catch … Continue reading Landfall: Hiva Oa!