SV Panta Rhei Retirement Trip

Vessel Name: Panta Rhei
Vessel Make/Model: Able Apogee 50
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Larry and Karen
26 September 2015 | Luganville, Espirito Santo Island, Vanuatu
22 September 2015 | Ambae Island Vanuatu
11 September 2015
26 August 2015 | Luganville, Espirito Santo Island, Vanuatu
02 August 2015 | Port Vila, Vanuatu
19 July 2015 | Port Vila, Vanuatu
10 July 2015 | Tanna Island
10 July 2015 | Tanna Island Vanuatu
22 June 2015 | Port Vila, Efete, Vanuatu
20 June 2015 | 140 nm to Lenakai on Tanna Island
14 June 2015 | Ilot Casy
05 June 2015 | Noumea, New Caledonia
01 June 2015 | Noumea, New Caledonia
29 May 2015 | Noumea
Recent Blog Posts
20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands

Going sailing

No, I'm not talking about leaving for Alaska. I'm talking about going for a ride in a Marshal Islands sailing canoe. We are scheduled to sail across the lagoon on Monday afternoon. We will have sailing crew for this trip. These canoes are different than Panta Rhei.

30 March 2016 | Majuro, MH

Time to turn heaven and earth

I'm referring in this blog title to the problem of new batteries for Panta Rhei. We are a long way from anywhere that sells the batteries we want. But, we still need them. In fact we need 6 8D batteries (total 930 pounds). The batteries we have haven't actually failed. But they have substantially reduced [...]

04 March 2016 | Majuro MH

Back in Majuro, Marshall Islands

Karen is fully recovered. So it is time to actually resume our "life plan". Drat. I was enjoying the detour. Say it isn't so!

16 February 2016 | Honolulu Hawaii

Diamond Head

On the island of Oahu, the second most popular tourist attraction (after Pearl Harbor) is the hike up Diamond Head. It has been our goal to hike this with Karen's repaired leg (as a proof test). Truth be known, the test was Larry's, thus the picture!

25 January 2016 | Honolulu, HI

Good checkups and good corn

Hurricane Pali petered out, Karen had a good checkup, we are busy every day enjoying friends of friends, and on top of all this fresh corn has come in season! That's right. The farmers market has absolutely delicious corn on the cob. They have a sweet variety with yellow and white kernels interspersed. [...]

12 January 2016

Hurricane Pali

That tropical depression that I wrote about in the last blog is back. This time it is hurricane Pali. From Weather Underground, "January is not typically a month in which tropical cyclones develop in the central Pacific, but Hurricane Pali strengthened into the earliest hurricane on record in the central [...]

Going sailing

20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
Larry Nelson
No, I'm not talking about leaving for Alaska. I'm talking about going for a ride in a Marshal Islands sailing canoe. We are scheduled to sail across the lagoon on Monday afternoon. We will have sailing crew for this trip. These canoes are different than Panta Rhei.

These aren't lightweight vessels. So a large crew and high tide are required to launch them. The sail rig is simple to make but complex to sail. When you tack, you have to swap the mast on one end of the boat to the other end. They do this in high wind and big seas.

There is no compass or wind instruments or speed or depth meter. The rudder is a paddle, and don't drop it. It is not tied to the boat. The boats are lashed together. This alone makes me worry. These lashings get wet. Then what?

This tradition is kept alive by a training program for youth (both men and women). Tools are modern. They have a table saw, planar, band saw, chain saw, and sanders lying around their classroom. The picture shows a class working together. Fun!

The lagoon is a shark sanctuary. I just thought I would mention that factoid. Monday, ... That's the day we sail.

Meanwhile, the batteries haven't arrived, but the invoice has. That's some progress!

Late update: new projected date for the ship to arrive Majuro is May 13. One way to look at it that this is good news. After all, we were planning/hoping to leave May 15!
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Panta Rhei's Photos - Paradise Village Marina
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A georgeous but empty restraunt on the beach
Paul in Paradise Village Marina
The yacht club and boat launch at Paradise Village marina
The yacht club where we ate breakfast with Paul at paradise village marina.
The swimming pool shallow end at Paradise Village marina. Note the water slides on the deep end
The hot tub next to the pool
 
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