June 4 – Hooumi Bay, Nuku Hiva to Tuamotos and the Polynesian canoes

Our anchor was up at 7:30am and we motored to catch up with the Polynesian canoes who left just before us on their way to HI.  Seven to eight highly decorated catamarans made a spectacular show with ancient symbols, beautifully carved paddles and all manner of high-tech marine gear underneath.  We did 135 miles in light winds that felt like we were floating through the water.

following are photos taken in Taiohae bay and also as we left Nuku Hiva

 

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