SV Panta Rhei Retirement Trip

Vessel Name: Panta Rhei
Vessel Make/Model: Able Apogee 50
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Larry and Karen
27 May 2015 | Tasman Sea 336 nautical miles from Noumea
26 May 2015 | Tasman Sea 546 nautical miles from Noumea, New Caledonia
25 May 2015 | Tasman Sea 586 nautical miles SW of Noumea, New Caledonia
24 May 2015 | Tasman Sea 770 nm southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia
23 May 2015 | Tasman Sea off coast of New South Wales, Australia
21 May 2015 | Newcastle New South Wales, Australia
17 May 2015 | Newcastle, NSW, Australia
12 May 2015 | Port Stevens, NSW, AU
03 May 2015 | Corlette Point, NSW, AU
27 April 2015 | Corlette Bay, Port Stevens, NSW, AU
22 April 2015 | Fame Cove, Port Stevens NSW, AU
19 April 2015 | Corlette Bay, Port Stevens, NSW, AU
13 April 2015 | Port Stevens, NSW, AU
08 April 2015 | Hole in the Wall anchorage, Jervis Bay AU
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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Karen on trail along the river in Boca de Tomatlan
Along the trail in Boca de Tomatlan with Karen
Bamboo grew in Boca de Tomatlan
The suspension bridge in boca de Tomatlan
Suspension Bridge in Boca de Tomatlan
Karen and Judy
Trail along the river in Boca de Tomatlan
Trail along river in Boca de Tomatlan
Trail along the river in boca de Tomatlan
Trail along the river in Boca de Tomatlan
Trail along the river
View of Banderas Bay from the bus on the way to Boca de Tomatlan
View from bus on way to Boca de Tomatlan (which is South of PV)
Karen in Boca de Tomatlan where we caught the panga to Yalapa
 
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