Mostly Harmless

07 March 2008 | Richmond, BC
24 November 2007 | Aukland Harbour, New Zealand
14 November 2007 | 275 NM north of Kiwi Land
11 November 2007 | 450 NM from Whangarei
08 November 2007 | 600 NM from Whangarei
06 November 2007 | A couple miles outside North Minerva Reef
05 November 2007 | North Minerva Reef - day 2
05 November 2007 | North Minerva Reef
04 November 2007 | about 40 nm north of Minerva
03 November 2007 | somewhere in between Tongatapu and Minevera Reefs
31 October 2007 | Tonga - Nuku'Alofa - still
31 October 2007 | Tonga - Nuku'Alofa
14 October 2007 | Nukualofa - Tongatapu - Kingdom of Tonga
28 September 2007 | Vava'u, Tonga
13 September 2007 | Niue
31 August 2007 | Rarotonga, Cook Islands
27 August 2007 | 150 miles SE of Bora Bora
28 July 2007 | Leeward Island
23 July 2007 | Moorea, FP
15 July 2007 | Papeete, Tahiti

Moorea Island

23 July 2007 | Moorea, FP
Morgan/Vanessa
(Morgan) The sail from Tahiti to Moorea was excellent. We saw a pod of dolphins leaving Papeete harbour. Under reefed main and jib, we cruised along averaging over 7 knots with surfs over 8 knots. By early afternoon we were through the pass and into the second bay on the island. We anchored, as it was pouring rain, in a little sand pass between the outer reef and the beach. Just off the sand beach was a shallow coral reef with lots of little fish, only a 100 yard swim from the boat.

On the second day, we took the Rubber Ducky over to Captain Cook Bay. We had a drink at a hotel bar overtop of the reef. Over the railing we watched fish swimming through the coral.

The third day was the highlight and our great island adventure. In the morning we walked/hitchhiked into town and rented a scooter. The scooter adventure was amazing. We completely circumnavigated the entire island. It was a really fun day.

(Vanessa) We visited an amazing archaeological site in the jungle. It was huge and one of the best sites with features I have ever seen, not to mention it was a great hike. We stopped at this local juice factory that makes juices and liquor for all over French Polynesia. The tour was not available but the gift shop was great. They let you sample all the liquors. We bought a bottle of Coconut cream liquor and a small sample pack of other flavors. During our adventure we stopped at 2 amazing lookout points. Another highlight was this agricultural school where I had the best fresh sorbet of my life and Morgan had an unbelievable milkshake. The lunch we had was to die for. It was at a roadside stop. Probably the least expensive meal we have had and the best. Fresh local raw fish in coconut milk, bread, rice, and curried prawns, with 2 large bottles of beer for only $18... WOW! Here that is a real deal.

All in all it was a really great adventure for both of us to get out and see some sites and mix with the locals. We took lots of pictures, including one with the lady who made us our lunch.
Comments
Vessel Name: Mostly Harmless
Vessel Make/Model: C&C 40
Hailing Port: Steveston, BC, Canada
Crew: Morgan MacKay
About: Mostly Single Handed. Currently crew in the South Pacific: Vanessa. Crewed to Hawaii: Tyler Borges.
Extra: Bought in 2005 on Seattle WA, Wendigo became Mostly Harmless registered in Vancouver BC. Over the last year, she has undergone a transformation from a soft middle aged performance cruiser to capable offshore passage maker.
Mostly Harmless's Photos - Mostly Harmless (Main)
15 Photos
Created 11 December 2007
3 Photos
Created 8 December 2007
Raiatea & Bora Bora - French Polynesia Rarotonga - Cook Islands Niue - Self Governing Nation - Free Asscociation with New Zealand Vava'u - Kingdom of Tonga
20 Photos
Created 30 September 2007
Pictures taken between Hawaii and Tahiti
6 Photos
Created 30 September 2007
7 Photos
Created 6 August 2007
Christmas Island
4 Photos
Created 6 August 2007
Moorea Island, French Polynesia
4 Photos
Created 6 August 2007
Huahine Island, French Polynesia
6 Photos
Created 6 August 2007
10 Photos
Created 6 August 2007
Some pictures of the boat at various locations in BC
8 Photos
Created 30 April 2007
Vanessa, Tyler and Morgan
8 Photos
Created 30 April 2007
Good Friends and Good Crew
13 Photos
Created 2 April 2007
Some random selections of the hundreds of pictures from my 10 years with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit-10 Steveston.
7 Photos
Created 2 April 2007
Pictures where taken by Carol-Ann Zutz on a Long weekend trip to Pirate's Cove, Decourcy Island, BC.
7 Photos
Created 2 April 2007

Mostly Harmless

Who: Morgan MacKay
Port: Steveston, BC, Canada