Sunrise: Chasing the dream

Life filled with adventure, both actual and spiritual.

22 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
22 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
20 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
19 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
18 September 2016 | Whitehall, NY
18 September 2016 | The South end of Lake Champlain, Whitehall, NY
18 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
06 September 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
25 August 2016 | Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
24 August 2016 | "The Coral Gardens" anchorage, Tahaa
20 August 2016 | Coral Gardens near Tahaa
18 August 2016 | On the way to Tahaa, French Polynesia
17 August 2016 | Les Trois Cascades, Raiatea, French Polynesia
12 August 2016 | Uturoa, Raiatea
11 August 2016 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
11 August 2016 | Tahaa West Pass
10 August 2016 | Tahaa Coral Gardens
10 August 2016 | Tahaa pass
10 August 2016 | West of Bora Bora
31 July 2016 | Bora Bora

Thoughts from a boat driver on the ICW

04 December 2009 | St Augustine, FL
Bill, Rain, 40's
Isobel the climber, reached around the edge of the settee, palmed a hunk of bread and proceeded to take bites out of it... (note wool shirt and sweaters on both of us!)

A long day at the wheel. Still in the intercoastal Waterway. It would have been a good day to go outside although there were no safe outlets to the sea. We rode the current and checked out birds through the Marine Estuary Research Reserve.

As I sat at the wheel, My thoughts went like this: review my "punch list" in my head... Netting will have to be put up soon, as Isobel can now climb anything.. The other day we found her on the first step of the companionway stairs! I will have to find some nice place to do a bunch of engine maintenance... will have to find a nice place for the girls to hang out. Brrr... it is still in the 50s even though we are in Florida. I have heard that it is in the 80s in Fort Lauderdale... White Pelicans, Storks, Ibis?... I can't believe I forgot my bird book... Oh look, this foul weather gear works to keep the wind out of my neck... Wow, we are doing 9.3 knots over the ground... 2 knots of current... where is the channel?... it is getting shallow... does that chart say the channel is over here or over there? Where will we anchor tonight?... 250 miles to Fort Lauderdale.... I am ready for warmth... I want to shut the engine down and sail... I wonder how Bink is... I wonder how Randy did this by himself... Yahoo, hot soup for lunch!... too bad it is too cold for Isobel in the cockpit... starting to rain... can I get the rain flaps up and stay in the channel?... I wonder if the water that went in the outboard gas tank will do major damage... make a note to find out...
Vessel Name: Sunrise
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 38
Hailing Port: Dorset, VT
Crew: Bill, Lara and Isobel Calfee
About: We left Lake Champlain September 18th, 2009. Isobel was 7 months old
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