Anthem Adrift

17 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
16 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
14 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
10 October 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
29 September 2016 | Helena Base, Wamon River South of Sorong
24 September 2016 | Doom Island off Sorong
22 September 2016 | Waisai, Raja Ampat
17 September 2016 | Pef Island
16 September 2016 | Alyui
15 September 2016 | Alyui
14 September 2016 | Wayag
10 September 2016 | Kokara Besar
08 September 2016 | Doruba
05 September 2016 | Bunaken
03 September 2016 | Manado
26 August 2016 | Tarakan
22 August 2016 | Tawau
10 August 2016 | Pulau Bohaydulang
08 August 2016 | Tungku Bay

He Should Be Committed

08 June 2010 | Fakarava, Tuamotus
Napoleon Wrass and White Tip Shark

June 7

Woke at O dark hundred for beautiful reach back to pass for mid-morning in-tide snorkel. Fantastic. Lots of sharks. Slipshod camera work should occasion sacking slovenly operator, but a paucity of good help may make that inexpedient (real word). Time will tell if threat of flogging enhances performance on tomorrow morning's dive. Sanguinity (not a real word) level remains at low ebb.

Fellow named Manihi (same as northern atoll) has, so goes the story, built a resort/restaurant adjacent to anchorage over last ten years. In fact he has supervised cruisers, including four today and tomorrow, who have been inveigled to do preponderance of work. One then feels obliged to patronize his joint for dinner. Can't complain as he is a great guy, food is excellent (equitably priced for location) and after work gathering on "Sea Level" to commiserate and provide an excuse to abuse adult beverages to soothe aches from carrying sand (from beach) and aggregate (broken coral from other side of beach) to concrete a base for his new pizza oven made for a fun and interesting day. Lunch tomorrow accompanies mixing and pouring concrete late morning. Suspect this will provide excuse to infuse circulatory systems with additional mind altering fluids.

Trepidatious glance at calendar reveals meager time to see as much Tuamotus as fancied. To date schedule has hinged on resolution to arrive Papeete before June 18 for Tahiti/Moorea Rendezvous and Pacific Puddle Jumpers Party which should be an absolute hoot. Hoping for diminished time pressure subsequently, but as past is prolog, suspect another triumph of hope over experience. Decisions, decisions. The burden of command weighs heavy.

Vessel Name: Anthem
Vessel Make/Model: 1997 Hylas 46 - MMSI xxxxxx750
Hailing Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
Crew: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Jack: Formerly productive member of the community as a Northwest Airlines Captain who retired to become a drain on, and embarrassment to, polite society. [...]
While I will be delighted if anyone else enjoys these excursions into semi-intelligible foolishness, the primary purpose is personal amusement. This is not travelogue, cruising guide or philosophical exploration of anything in particular, merely random musing of a slightly twisted mind. Despite [...]
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S/V Anthem

Who: Jack Warren, Janice Holmes
Port: Weeki Wachee, FL
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