Part 6: April 14 - 20, 2007 - The Aranui 3
Voyage on the Aranui 3 to the Marquesas - Week 2
Day 8: April 14 - Hiva Oa: Puamau and Hanaiapa
Our arrival in Hiva Oa was as beautiful as ever. Although the mountains were not towering over us in this little harbour, there was one unique feature in the pointed rock that jutted out of the water about one third of the distance across the entrance to the harbour. This pillar stood alone in the water behind where the Aranui was anchored by the time we woke up in the morning.
The true adventure however started when it came time for us to disembark the whaleboats when we arrived on shore. It was perhaps the most trecharous landing so far as the...