Sunrise: Chasing the dream

Life filled with adventure, both actual and spiritual.

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
28 June 2016 | Raiatea Carenage Services, Raiatea, French Polynesia
22 June 2016 | Tapioi, Raiatea

Circumnavigation

28 May 2012 | Culebra
Bill, with the dinghy tied to him, dives on the reef, searching for more turtles.

After a little stroll around town and a pastry, we wandered toward the ferry dock. Sitting on a step in front of the Pizza place was a guy checking email on an IPhone. We asked him what was worth seeing around the island... After talking for a while we invited him to join us on a sail. We were headed to Culebrita for the day... He had never been on a sailboat... And joined us enthusiastically. From Washington DC, he was here for a weekend of R&R: camping out and snorkeling.

When we arrived at Tortuga bay, it was packed with at least 30 powerboats. So we headed off the wind for a circumnavigation of the island. I dug out the spinnaker, which hasn't seen any action in months and set it for a 1 hour downwind sail. Nate had been at the wheel almost the whole time. Lara asked how he was doing... And he sheepishly said he was being lulled to sleep! We encouraged him to stretch out on the cockpit bench... Which he did... 20 minutes later he awoke with a grin, saying how wonderful his nap was. We rounded the west end of the island, doused the Spi, and tied up to DNR mooring. Within minutes we were in the water to check it out. After lunch we did an extended snorkel with Isobel riding in the dinghy. The reef here is in remarkable shape... Probably thanks to the Navy restrictions, then the quick implementation of lots of moorings.

After tea, we delivered Nate back to the beach so he could be back a camp before dark. His plane home was at 7 am tomorrow... We really enjoyed having him aboard...

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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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2013 trip to Peru
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E-dock community
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Repairs to the teak deck
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The survey and other early photos
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Created 22 February 2011
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A new crew member joins Be Here Now II
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Created 17 February 2009
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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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