Sunrise: Chasing the dream

Life filled with adventure, both actual and spiritual.

05 February 2017 | Pte Miri Miri, Raiatea, French Polynesia
05 February 2017 | Raiatea Lagoon, French Polynesia
05 February 2017 | South end of Raiatea
01 February 2017 | Baie Vaiaeho, Raiatea, French Polynesia
01 February 2017 | Baie Vaiaeho, Raiatea, French Polynesia
31 January 2017 | West Side of Raiatea
31 January 2017 | West Side of Raiatea, French Polynesia
31 January 2017 | West side of Raiatea
30 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
30 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
28 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
27 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
25 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
21 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
13 January 2017 | Mt Tapioi, Raiatea, French Polynesia
08 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
08 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
07 January 2017 | Raiatea central reef, French Polynesia
06 January 2017 | Apooiti Marina, Raiatea, French Polynesia
04 January 2017 | Raiatea Central Reef, French Polynesia

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...

18 19.664'n 065 19.995'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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