Sunrise: Chasing the dream

Life filled with adventure, both actual and spiritual.

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
04 January 2017 | On our way back to Raiatea from Huahine
30 December 2016 | SW Huahine, French Polynesia
29 December 2016 | SW Huahine, French Polynesia
29 December 2016 | SW Huahine, French Polynesia
28 December 2016 | South Huahine, French Polynesia

Squalls at sea

31 January 2017 | West Side of Raiatea
Bill, Photo Credit Lara
When it is hot and there isn't much wind on passage you might sail under this to get cooled off and rinsed off. Maybe everyone could take a shower...

And usually, you would avoid it if you could. They are striking when seen from a cozy anchorage though!

bangs

31 January 2017 | West Side of Raiatea, French Polynesia
Bill, Photo Credit Lara
Did you know long it takes to grow out your bangs? Did you know how much patience it takes a parent not to cut them off again!!

She is cute, even with hair in her face!

Finally at sea again

31 January 2017 | West side of Raiatea
Bill, Photo Credit Lara
Well, barely. We slipped out of Miri Miri Pass and sailed for 12 miles south on a very light breeze to two passes down...

Still it was nice to be at sea... and a new view to look at... the west side of Raiatea.

Hanging out

30 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
bill
Isobel will sometimes bike for a while or sit on a bollard "telling myself stories..."

We have found that she needs this time alone. When there are too many days in a row with other kids or lots of action, she gets cranky... a few hours of "telling myself stories..." and she is back to her normal self...

Family portrait

30 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia

Happy Birthday to...

28 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
Bill
What a fun time...

Lara and Isobel tried to make my requested cake: Lemon Poppyseed... something went wrong... maybe a little too much lemon extract and a little too many poppy seeds....

Since it also was made with so much love, it was great!

Pools Open!

27 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
Bill, Photo Lara
About 15' from our boat is the other side of the quai. And there is the water! So when it is hot that is where we go... sometimes 5 times a day.

Isobel has some friends who like to horse around in the water. This was a rare moment when they were all above water!

Biking with Recyling

25 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
Bill
Isobel is in charge of biking the recycling around the Marina to the bins that are on the other side

Legos and Coconut water

21 January 2017 | Marina Apooiti, Raiatea, French Polynesia
Bill
Well, what could be better! Green Coconuts give the nice water and dry brown coconuts give the nice meat! And Legos... well they give fun!

A view from on high

13 January 2017 | Mt Tapioi, Raiatea, French Polynesia
Bill, Photo Credit Lara
Lara hiked to the top of Tapioi with Te Ara. Here is the view looking North West with Bora Bora in the background and the central lagoon.

Marina Apooiti is to the left of the airport and Uturoa is the the right of the airport.

You can see that there are two passes through the central reef. A deep wide one that passes the little house that is threatened by seal level rise, and once closer in that is for small boats and dinghies. The small one is the one we take when we go to town in the dinghy.

Tahaa is the island across the central lagoon with Apu Bay showing clearly.
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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