A few hours ago, we made landfall in Hiva Oa. Our 20 day passage was beautiful, occasionally exciting, and extremely memorable! It was only marred by the failure of our radio (we think the tuner is to blame…more troubleshooting is in order) on the morning of the 17th. We'd been having issues with it since a few days after our departure but before we could crow about our equator crossing, the situation went from "minor and annoying" to "inoperable". No fun…the radio is our lifeline for communications, a key part of our safety plan, and a sanity link to other boats.
More details will dribble out here, but for now, I'm going to catch up on some sleep!