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

Rain Rain go away - Redux

31 October 2007 | Tonga - Nuku'Alofa
Peter J.
I arrived in the Kingdom of Tonga yesterday.

The flights were mostly uneventful... right up until the time I went to claim my luggage in the Tongatapu airport. Unfortunately, even though I made it fine, my bags did not... neither of them made it here on my flight... :^(

Anyhow, Morgan was there to pick me up, so we went back to the Mostly Harmless (anchored & stern tied in the main harbour), and I put on a pair of his shorts and his baby blue t-shirt that he said was big on him... well, needless to say, it was a little tight on me. Stop laughing, Kevin.... At that point, I thought what the heck... was better than the jeans and shirt that I'd just spent the last countless hours sitting on a plane in.

But at least my bank card worked so, I withdrew some Tongan money (Panga?) and went down to the local market to do some shopping... thankfully I met Morgan on a leg of the journey where the indiginous folk are somewhat "rotund", so most of the clothes that they had on hand were actually a little big on me... on that note, I saw the first 6XL t-shirt I've ever seen in my life yesterday, too...

So, a pair of flip flops, a fake chinese knock off tommy bahama shirt, and a couple pair of shorts later, island life was starting to look a little better.

Although the weather here is actually not all that nice... winds are blowing 25-30 kts, overcast, rain. Kinda like at home, only it's 26C.

We are going to do some sight seeing today, harass the folks at the airport about my luggage, and run some errands. Assuming my bags get here in the next day or two, we are probably going to weigh anchor and depart for New Zealand on Saturday or Sunday. Morgan's been here for a few weeks now, and I can see he's going a little stir crazy, so I think a change of scenery is going to do him good.

I'm really looking forward to stopping at the North Minerva Reef and doing some snorkeling... Google it if you get the chance... here fishy fishy!!
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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
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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
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Created 30 September 2007
Pictures taken between Hawaii and Tahiti
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Created 30 September 2007
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Created 6 August 2007
Christmas Island
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Created 6 August 2007
Moorea Island, French Polynesia
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Created 6 August 2007
Huahine Island, French Polynesia
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Created 6 August 2007
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Created 6 August 2007
Some pictures of the boat at various locations in BC
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Created 30 April 2007
Vanessa, Tyler and Morgan
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Created 30 April 2007
Good Friends and Good Crew
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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.
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Created 2 April 2007
Pictures where taken by Carol-Ann Zutz on a Long weekend trip to Pirate's Cove, Decourcy Island, BC.
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Created 2 April 2007

Mostly Harmless

Who: Morgan MacKay
Port: Steveston, BC, Canada