Living the Dream

10 September 2009 | Niuatoputapu, Tonga
29 August 2009 | Savusavu
25 August 2009 | Toba Basaga Bay - NE Viti Levu
20 August 2009 | Robinson Crusoe Island
12 August 2009 | Vuda Marina
10 August 2009 | Vuda Marina
28 July 2009 | Vuda Marina
27 July 2009 | Vuda Marina!
27 July 2009 | Back in Vuda Marina!
20 July 2009 | Navadra Island
18 July 2009 | Drawaqa Island
15 July 2009 | Suva
02 July 2009 | Sawa-I-Lau
27 June 2009 | Nanuya Lailai
20 June 2009 | Nanuya Lailai
16 June 2009 | Naviti Island
07 June 2009 | Vuda Point Marina
04 June 2009 | Vuda Point Marina
31 May 2009 | Vuda Point Marina
26 May 2009 | Vuda Point Marina

We Did It!

08 August 2013 | Marina Village
Sally Vienna
A big thank you to who came to help us celebrate this fabulous day. We couldn't have asked for it to go any better or be any more beautiful!

Spring Break 2013!

07 April 2013
We can't believe it is already spring and the month of April! It's getting scary how fast time is zipping by. Our two week break has gone way too fast as well, but we got some time in away from the dock, so guess we can't complain too much!

We started out with a fun visit from Jeff and Kathi from Bold Spirit. They left their boat in Fiji for another season and flew home to spend time in the states. We are so happy they stopped by San Diego so we could get together. We spent a couple of nights on the hook in Glorietta Bay rafted with John and Renee on Rubicon (formerly from Scarlett O'Hara). It felt like we were back out there cruising. Notice the Hotel Del in the background of our picture!

After a night in Mission Bay, we headed out to San Clemente Island to get some diving in, but 30 minutes after we got anchored, the Navy asked us to leave because they were going to be doing live fire practice. What we could say?!! So we decided to give up on the diving and head to Catalina. The water was too cold anyhow - not very inviting! We spent a couple of days in Avalon, then went to Two Harbors. We were surprised at how empty is was. We thought there would be a bunch of people out for Easter, but other than the weekend days, it was very quiet. We met a very nice couple (Kathy and Jeshua) who hiked the entire island from Avalon to Two Harbors. It was fun hearing about their adventures and we played some pool together at the Harbor Reef. From Catalina, we headed over to Dana Point for a couple of days, then down to Oceanside, and then back home. It feels good to be back - now we need a vacation from vacationing!

Merry Christmas!

25 December 2012 | Our Marina
Merry Christmas! We hope everyone is having a fantastic day filled with lots of love and laughter!
Vessel Name: The Dorothy Marie
Vessel Make/Model: Endeavor 43
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Glen Vienna and Sally Houston
The Dorothy Marie's Photos - Album 4 - Toau - Bora Bora
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We were given the choice to tour archeological sites after lunch, or go swimming again.  We chose to see the sites and were really impressed.  This is one of the petroglyphs (pictures carved into rock) that we got to see.  Our guide was really informative about the history of the island and its people.
A marae - ancient ceremonial platform used by chiefs and priests.  We have seen several of these on all the islands.  They are considered sacred ground and are not disturbed.
Life on the Hard!!!  I know this is a bad lighting picture, but can you pick out which boat is The Dorothy Marie?  A hint... it has a mast!!  This is where we lived for a week.  Glen had the whisker pole rigged to raise and lower the dinghy from the bow - which stuck out over the water!  The problem was... we would have to scramble up and down rocks to get to the dinghy once it was in the water!
The rudder right before being removed.  You can see the cracks in the top right edge above where it connects.  (The scrpaes on the bottom part are from Captain Glen running us aground in sand and coral!!  OOPS!!!)
A close up of the cracked area of the rudder.  We were so lucky the cracks had not started leaking water inside - when they cut it all open, the foam core was completely dry.  They had to reweld the entire length of the crack inside where there is a metal plate - all of the spot welds had completely broken loose!
Goodbye for now Moorea - we can
Glen enjoyed the Ferry ride back to Pape
Dawn and Tom with their 1st place trophy!  They would have rather had the second place award of a night in a hotel - oh well!!!
We were called to come join Tom and Dawn since we were crew (really just guests!) aboard Warm Rain when they took first place in the Tahiti  / Moorea Rally!
A quick shot after a lot of dancing fun!!!
Glen did a great job moving his legs just like the native guys!  (If you go back to the Marquesas school pictures, you
A native "hottie!"
The band!  They were wonderful!
After all the other festivities, we were treated to a wonderful traditional dance and music program.
The girls were all so beautiful - and boy can they shake their grass!
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The Dorothy Marie

Who: Glen Vienna and Sally Houston
Port: San Diego