We arrived, after 25 days at sea, in Hiva Oa, French Polynesia. It was certainly a welcome sight and one neither of us will ever forget. We fell in love with the Marquesas, their fascinating history and charming people. Of course the scenery was unforgettable as well. Some beaches had beautiful and crystal clear water while others were covered in hot, black sand. There were engaging, lush tropical forests that led up steep mountains providing us with the most amazing views and there was even an area known as the Grand Canyon of the Marquesas that was covered with trees you’d expect to see in Northwestern USA, not on a tropical island. Yes, the Marquesas are a magical and wondrous place to visit. We feel blessed we had an opportunity to visit.
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