Picara

09 December 2012 | Opua, New Zealand
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Kunutu, Vava'u group, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Falehou, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Tafahi volcano, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Falehou, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Falehou, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Vaipo, Niuatoputapu, Kingdom of Tonga
03 November 2012 | Niuatoputapu, Tonga
21 October 2012 | south side of Samoa.
21 October 2012 | South side of Samoa
21 October 2012 | Apia, Samoa
21 October 2012 | Apia, Samoa
21 October 2012 | Apia, Samoa
15 September 2012 | Suwarrow, Northern Cooks Islands
15 September 2012 | Suwarrow, Northern Cooks Islands
15 September 2012 | Suwarrow, Northern Cooks Islands

Soon sailing into the sunset (we hope)

08 April 2012 | La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
hot. sweaty hot.
Thanks to our wonderful friends at Mainstay-Yachttech Rigging and Rob Landa (new owner of the Hope Bay Cafe on Pender Island) we are now the owners of new turnbuckles, gleaming away on Picara and making our imminent departure a reality again. Thanks so much guys, without our friends we would still be back at home dreaming about this.
Our little detour over to the Mexican mainland has been quite pleasant -- as well as seeing Rob, we have met up with some other friends we wouldn't have otherwise seen. The town of La Cruz is just as fun as we remembered, and the weather even seems to be working for us with forecasts of moderate northwesterlies to get off the coast.
We've met a couple of other folks leaving from here, and have heard more on the radio.
As many of you already know, we expect to be checking into the Pacific Seafarer's Net at 0300 UTC on 14300 Mhz (they have a webpage) on our Ham radio and they will plot us on their "yotreps" webpage. Not sure if we'll be listed by our boat name or by Ham call sign, which is VA7MCF.
So.... much love to all our family and friends, we are feeling good and confident about the boat and ourselves, and excited about heading off!
Fingers crossed, barring any other 'issues' our next post will be from French Polynesia!!
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Vessel Name: Picara
Vessel Make/Model: 37' Custom Steel Cutter
Hailing Port: Victoria, BC
Crew: Mike Harris, Marni Friesen
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Who: Mike Harris, Marni Friesen
Port: Victoria, BC