On This Day . . .
On January 21, 2018, we sailed into a small bay on the Island of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia. Being another tender port, we were at anchor by 9:30am and the tendering operation began shortly afterward to the town of Taiohae. We noticed that this year the usually green island was very brown due to 2 years of drought. We also noticed that there was a new giant monument on a hill above the town. After lunch we took the tender ashore to walk around town. At the tender pier some local musicians and greeters met us and gave everyone a plumeria flower. All around the town were replica stone tikis of ancient times. The local market featured crafts, flowers leis and produce. The fishing pier had some fillets hanging on racks drying in the sun. Some of the locals liked to ride the wakes of our tenders as they went back to ship. There was another spectacular sunset as we left the island.