What a feeling to see land
after 20 days water, sun and darkness! A
sailing trip of 3000 miles, day and night
time in a 3 hour living rhythm.
The Marquesas Islands means
"The Land of Men" are a group of islands in
French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity
of France in the southern Pacific Ocean.
French Polynesia covers an area about the
size of Europe. It is made up of over 100
islands in five archipelagos: the Marquesas,
Tuamotus, Society, Gambier and Austral
the Marquesas Islands are high islands and
volcanic origin, except Motu One.
Unlike the majority of the islands of French
Polynesia, the Marquesas are not surrounded
by protective fringing reefs.
visited the following islands:
Fatu Hiva: The island is extremely
impressive with high mountains, steep
waterfalls and a lush tropical vegetation.
The baje des Vierges is the most scenic
anchorage I have ever seen. The friendly
people of Hanavave live a simple content
life in a deep, dark valley.
Nuku Hiva: This
is the largest island and the capital of the
Marquesas. It offers many protected
scenic island in the Marquesas from a
distance with its volcanic spires and