Three Men in a Boat

Vessel Name: Buckaroo
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 393
12 January 2013
11 January 2013 | Raiatea
09 January 2013 | Raiatea (Uturoa is the town)
09 January 2013 | Raiatea
05 January 2013
05 January 2013 | Raiatea
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12 January 2013

Huahine

Sailed from Raiatea to Huahine Friday. We like the island so much we're staying an extra day. We leave tomorrow for Hawaii!

11 January 2013 | Raiatea

Outta here!

Final preparations have been made and tomorrow morning we depart. First stop -- Huahine!

09 January 2013 | Raiatea (Uturoa is the town)

Ready to depart

We moved the boat to town and are tied up to a dock. We depart tomorrow.

09 January 2013 | Raiatea

Waiting game, soon to end

After several days of rain, today was warm and sunny. Some issues on the boat have been resolved and departure day is close.

05 January 2013

Our temporary home

Stormy afternoon, with considerable rain, brisk winds, and some thunder. Lynn and I went to the airport to retrieve his lost bags which were supposed to arrive 2 days ago. Better late than never! So now we have a spinnaker, lots of tools and spare parts, and peace of mind.

05 January 2013 | Raiatea

Settling in

After a long trip and several sleepless nights, we reached the boat on the 4th. We have spent the last 24 hours getting organized. Cell reception is okay, but local wi-fi is expensive and slooooooow!

Huahine

12 January 2013
george
Sailed from Raiatea to Huahine Friday. We like the island so much we're staying an extra day. We leave tomorrow for Hawaii!

Outta here!

11 January 2013 | Raiatea
George
Final preparations have been made and tomorrow morning we depart. First stop -- Huahine!

Raiatea is a beautiful island. The picture shows on of the locals.

Reminder: starting tomorrow please follow us at

www.sailblogs.com/member/buckaroo35

George

Ready to depart

09 January 2013 | Raiatea (Uturoa is the town)
George
We moved the boat to town and are tied up to a dock. We depart tomorrow.

In the last blog, I got the name of out "offshore" blog wrong. It's

sailblogs.com/member/buckaroo35

We should have something posted by Friday, and will try to post every day. Thanks!! And please pray for safety and crew compatibility.

George

Waiting game, soon to end

09 January 2013 | Raiatea
George
After several days of rain, today was warm and sunny. Some issues on the boat have been resolved and departure day is close.

Once we get going, I will no longer be able to post on this blog; instead, please follow our journey at

www.sailblogs.com/member/buckaroo35

For that we use a satellite phone, which also provides email and weather forecasts!

Bye for now.

George

Our temporary home

05 January 2013
George/cloudy, windy
Stormy afternoon, with considerable rain, brisk winds, and some thunder. Lynn and I went to the airport to retrieve his lost bags which were supposed to arrive 2 days ago. Better late than never! So now we have a spinnaker, lots of tools and spare parts, and peace of mind.

Some minor repairs are needed but the CNI boat yard doesn't open til Monday, so we'll be here a few more days. "Here"- the CNI boat basin - isn't bad at all!
See pics.

I finally managed to access the Internet via a very slow and unreliable wi-fi. When we cast off, we'll communicate via satellite phone, twice a day -- 9am and 3pm. There will be limited email as well as the blog to enable us stay connected to the rest of our world.

Settling in

05 January 2013 | Raiatea
Rainy!
After a long trip and several sleepless nights, we reached the boat on the 4th. We have spent the last 24 hours getting organized. Cell reception is okay, but local wi-fi is expensive and slooooooow!

We hope to depart early next week. Two important luggage pieces (containing tools and parts) just arrived this afternoon.

Very wet today, but the ocean is delightful and beckons, so I have "had to" swim several times each day.

More soon...

George
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