When we are asked our favorite destinations from a lifetime of cruising…
Hanavave is at the top of the list.
The view from inside, even on a rainy morning, is stunning.
The photos do not begin to show what you experience in the flesh.
Every direction holds unique beauty.
Looking carefully at the preceding photos you may notice some white dots. These are mountain goats.
This is also the location of the best of the Marquesan pamplemousse, or grapefruit. But these grapefruit are unlike anything your imagination can conjure. Sweet, succulent, and addictive. There is no equal. The last time we had one of these was in 2005 when we were bringing Wind Horse up from New Zealand to the west coast of the US. We had stopped at Fanning atoll and met a cruiser on his way to Hawaii from the Marquesas. He was out of fresh food, except for pamplemousse, which keep well. We gave him a bunch of extra vegetables we had aboard and he gave us a pamplemousse.
This is a very short maintenance stop. We are giving the boat a quick once-over before the hop to Panama, along with attending to the ongoing “to do” list.