RoRC Report from Franco Ferro and Cath McNulty from the Marquesas

RoRC Report from Franco Ferro and Cath McNulty from the Marquesas

If it wasn’t for the coconut palms, the Marquesas Islands would look like Scotland!

By Franco Ferro and Cath McNulty - 17/07/2018

16.4:15S 145:36.9W


We made landfall on Hiva Oa after 40 days at sea, we had ‘enjoyed’ a fast run. A week later we sailed south-east to Fatu Hiva, one of the few populated islands still without an air strip where we were delighted to meet fellow RRCs Pam and Dennis (SY Glide) from Maine, USA.

We were looking forward to Polynesian food, unfortunately the restaurants (catering for the locals) only offered steak-frites and chicken chowmein and we had to wait until Oa Pou in the northern group, to try the famous ‘poisson cru au lait de coco’.

A month later we sailed to Fakarava in the Tuamotus (the Dangerous Archipelago). It was with trepidation that we entered the southern pass. The weather was perfect and it was a piece of cake. The diving and snorkelling is marvellous. Desert islands, coral reefs and hundreds of sharks - nothing like Scotland.


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