Location: Taiohae Bay, Nuka Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia
The students and crew of Argo woke up this morning to find that the struggle to make good pancakes still exists even on day 73. It was Ford Bohrmann to blame for the average to poor pancakes. However, his smiling face and stubbornness to still consume his creation made our milk and cereal that much better. After breakfast, we embarked in a caravan of small SUVs up the winding roads of Nuka Hiva to a beautiful point along with one of the many ridges overlooking the bay. Our guide Richard took us on a journey down the slope of the island, informing us on such things as the history and formations of these Islands. On our tour, we saw all kinds of ancient archeological sites and walked paths paved by the first inhabitants of the island. Flora and fauna were also a big part of the tour as students indulged in the many wild fruits of the island, such as star fruit, grapefruit, and bananas. Finally, the rest of the day was dedicated to free time on the island or relaxing back on Argo. It’s a hard life we live but someones gotta do it.