Tag Archives: Tahuata

Murphy’s Rain Law

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) As the statistics are beginning to reveal, should Oceanna plan a party, it will rain. Hence the influx of precipitation we received tonight. It was our last night in Hanamoenoa Bay, and although we would hopefully see all the boats we’d met down the ocean, we wanted to have […]

Visiting Vaitahu Village

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) Since we’re settling in so nicely here in Hanamoenoa Bay, we figured it might be a good thing to make the effort to get off the boat and explore the island of Tahuata a little more. With a full tank of dinghy fuel we ripped south to the village […]

The King of the Castle

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) Bad news bears for the lobster trap this morning. After its bamboo-top refit yesterday, we went out and set the baited trap on the reef last night. We were using our flat, official CFL football as the float. Greg insisted this was because the football is harder for any […]

Lobster Trap 2.0 and Phil’s Hobie Cat

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) In the middle of lobster trap upgrades today, we spotted Phil and Nell aboard Moondancer working to launch their Hobie Cat. Greg immediately set the bamboo stalks and angle grinder down to rip over and help get the new toy in the water. After some tricky manoeuvring and a […]

“Throw Me My Gun”

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) No we are not channelling our inner hillbillies here aboard Oceanna, this is simply what living on a boat with Gregory Evans is like. I was busy with something or other inside the boat when I heard my name being frantically called from the water outside. Gregory had been […]

Good Times in Hanamoenoa

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) Turns out Gregory can handle his beach bocce shenanigans better than I can. While I had a particularly lax day around the boat, Gregory partook in a day led by Hanamoenoa’s sole inhabitant, Stephen. We met Stephen on the beach during bocce yesterday. He’s in his early 30’s, living […]

A Ray Interlude

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) I know there’s probably been enough pictures of the manta rays already, but I just can’t help myself. They keep showing up every morning, we keep having incredible dives with them, and the pictures just keep coming! We’re now on our third consecutive morning and I’ve developed an, as […]

The First Annual Hanamoenoa Beach Coconut Bocce Winner-Takes-All-The-Marbles Extravaganza

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) Back during Gregory’s coconut crab obsession in Fatu Hiva he began to collect the husked and hollowed coconuts that were driving his beliefs. Not only did it offer him something semi-productive to do during an otherwise fruitless venture into crab hunting, it gathered the necessary equipment for today’s First […]

They Came Back

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) After their two hour visit yesterday morning, we could only hope to be so lucky as to see the manta rays again. And wouldn’t you know it we were! Like clockwork we checked the backyard when we woke up this morning and there they were. A couple less than […]

Morning Manta Rays

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia) It’s becoming the norm to wake up to Greg whispering to me about something in the water. Today was no exception, and today’s topic of whispering was truly impressive. This morning was offering up beautiful morning light, brilliant blue water, and big, graceful manta rays. The mantas were such […]