Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marquesas - Marked Forever....

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My first (and last?) tattoo - planned for some time
to commemorate sailing to the Marquesas.
I did it!

Artist:  Piu of Menavanui Tattoo

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Location Location

Baie Tahauku, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia (S9.48.260 W139.01.924).  When not doing boat maintenance and repair and provisioning, we are getting in some much needed R&R.  We plan to explore more Marquesan Islands as we work our way through French Polynesia to Tahiti.  We are allowed a maximum of 3 month’s stay in French Polynesia.


  1. Beautiful tattoo! You two are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures. Take care of each other, Nancy & Phil

    1. Always great to hear from you, Phil & Nancy! We just arrived in Fatu Hiva on Saturday late afternoon. Wow!!! BTW brewing my 2nd batch of "ginger beer" - recipe from another cruiser. Hard to beat something that requires simply water, sugar yeast and ginger and is ready in 3 days. Definitely won't get drunk off it, but it's refreshing and far cheaper than $2 for a Hinano.

  2. It took me several glances to realize that was not down the center of your back and that your right shoulder was not your right cheek. I had to let some fresh, cool air in - whew.

    1. Ahem... just WHAT cheek did you mean, Dave? The posterior would still meet my "can't be seen in an interview" criteria;). Yes, though, 'tis my neck and shoulder and back where the tattoo resides.