We have now been in the Marquesas since George and Gel left us in the Tuamotus. Deb and our friends Lisa and Dan just departed from Nuka Hiva for Pittsburgh. Steve and I are aboard and we are being joined today by Mark Fritzer who is part of the FPB team in Seattle. We have a few days of minor repairs, bunkering and getting the boat ship shape before we depart for the Line Islands and Hawaii.

Expected departure date is August 16 if things go well and we should complete the 2600 nautical mile run to Hawaii the first week of September depending on the duration of our stops in the Line Islands.

As usual, I am way behind on my posts. The Marquesas have been spectacular but more posts will have to wait until our arrival in Hawaii and my return home to Pittsburgh in mid September. I don’t expect to have any internet service after our departure from Nuka Hiva.

Christmas, Fanning and Palmyra should be very interesting. Few people get there and while I hate to see this cruising year draw to a close, it is time for me to attend to things back home while Iron Lady rests in Hawaii. The number of hits we have been getting on our blog just keeps growing and that is gratifying as it is a good bit of work. Thanks for that.

Until I get internet service back, I will leave you with this shot of Iron Lady in the Bay of Virgins, Fatu Hiva in the Marquesas.



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5 Responses to Update

  1. Your best at-anchor pic yet! Safe passage…

    • myironlady says:

      Thanks Val – French Polynesia is well worth the effort and each part has its own unique feel. Out here in the Marquesas – particularly Fatu Hiva, the world is very far, far away. Back in touch when we reach US soil. Where are you and where are you headed?

  2. Laird & Gini Stuart says:

    Hope Deb gets home safely and your passage to Hawaii goes well. Godspeed.

  3. Ben says:

    Are you currently at the Ko Olina marina? I arrived at the Marriott yesterday for a few days of relaxing with my family in Hawaii and, to my surprise, I believe I spotted a Dashew in the marina.

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