Sunrise: Chasing the dream

Life filled with adventure, both actual and spiritual.

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
30 July 2016 | Bora Bora in 2016, near Bloody Mary’s restaurant
26 July 2016 | Coral Garden near the Taha'a Resort
26 July 2016 | Near The Taha'a Resort
20 July 2016 | West side of Taha'a, French Polynesia
16 July 2016 | Tahaa, Frech Polynesia
12 July 2016 | Approach to Utaroa Raiatea French Polynesia
02 July 2016 | Ilot Maharare, Tahaa, French Polynesia
28 June 2016 | Tapioi, Raiatea

Now, we have arrived

15 March 2012 | Warderick Wells, Exumas, Bahamas
Bill
Everyone who goes on deck wears a tether.

Two years ago in January we arrived in Warderick Wells for the first time. We had heard stories about how beautiful it was... and it was more so. So, since then we have dreamed of returning. And here we are.

We left Shroud Cay feeling that we could have spent a week there exploring all the lagoons, creeks and beaches. And we wanted to catch up with some other boats... because of kids and because they have similar long term plans as we do...

The day started with a spectacular beam reach sail with genoa alone. water so clear the boat appeared to float over the sandy bottom. The little green islands with white sand beaches were ringed with torquise water... we really it is beyond description...

We watched squalls moving north of us, thinking of the rain that must be falling on Shroud Cay. With the main out, with a single reef, we tacked the last couple miles toward Wardwick Wells... A squall loomed... I thought, "better reef again"... by the time I was at the mast it was clear that a reef wasn't going to be enough... While I dropped the main, Lara saw 30 knots of wind. As she fired up the engine and steered, I furled in the Jib. The wind continued until we were safely on the mooring then dropped to a comfortable 15 knots.

We met yet another little girl when we went to shore...

24 23.819'n 076 37.962'w
Comments
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
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/beherenowii
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We have slowly built a nice selection of sails
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Created 23 August 2016
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Created 5 August 2016
An amazing day out with two local guys on Moorea, Polynesia
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Created 27 September 2014
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Created 27 May 2014
2013 trip to Peru
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Created 15 August 2013
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Created 6 June 2013
E-dock community
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Created 27 May 2013
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Created 4 March 2013
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Created 2 March 2013
Repairs to the teak deck
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Created 21 July 2011
The survey and other early photos
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Created 22 February 2011
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Created 22 February 2011
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Created 18 February 2011
A new crew member joins Be Here Now II
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Created 17 February 2009
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Created 15 December 2008
A 20 day journey across the Atlantic Ocean
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Created 14 December 2008
During the summers 2005-2007 we sailed Lake Champlain on Be Here Now, our 23' Seafarer Kestrel
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Created 20 January 2008
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