Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands

I started the day with less than a positive attitude about our first port of call.  I figured that there are three reasons for the ship to stop at Nuku Hiva. They are so that passengers can:
1.    say they have been to the Marquesas Islands

2.    have a port to visit after six days instead of eight

3.    have a marginal photo op

Acting on my assumptions, I got off for a few minutes and returned almost instantly. Then as people filed back on board, I kept hearing stories of what a wonderful stop we had.

I missed the scenery, pleasant people, dancing, real roasted pig in a pit and even an interesting jail. Oh well.


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