Panorama Under Sail

The island just south of Hiva Oa is Tahuata, a 3hr sail. We got bumpy seas at first, creating a little ‘mal de mer’ for the newcomers — Pierre, Lianna,
and Chris — but soon we were going downwind with a smooth ride. Like all the islands in Marquesas, the easterly winds pile up on the tall peaks, condensing the air into dramatic black clouds.

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