Living the Dream

24 May 2009 | Lautoka, Fiji
20 May 2009 | About 220 Miles Out of Fiji
16 May 2009 | A 1/3 of the way to Fiji
15 May 2009 | About 350 Miles Out of NZ
13 May 2009 | On the Blue!
08 May 2009 | Still in Opua!
01 May 2009 | Opua
17 April 2009 | Great Barrier Island
12 April 2009 | Urquarts Bay, Whangarei Harbor
04 April 2009 | Opua
24 March 2009 | Opua
11 March 2009 | Opua
02 March 2009 | Opua
24 February 2009 | Queen Charlotte Sound
19 February 2009 | The Catlins
14 February 2009 | Franz Josef Glacier
11 February 2009 | Westport
07 February 2009 | Wellington

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
Sally
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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As part of the festivities for the Tahiti / Morrea Rally, we got to take part in an outrigger canoe race.  This was right before the race as they were announcing our canoe!
And we
Our outrigger canoe team - we were so proud (and thankful!) we didn
Who said dinghies are just for the water!  This flying dinghy was fun to watch both in and out of the water!
This dinghy is easy to beach - just fly it up on the sand!
The beautiful mountain on Moorea right where the ferry comes in.  There is a key hole near the top.  We thought it looks like an eel head coming up from the bottom of the sea!!
The ferry harbor on Moorea.
Our welcoming committee!  We crewed on "Warm Rain" and they came in first place!

Tahiti / Moorea Rally
Another "welcomer" to the first place boat!!!
Moorea is about 10 miles from Tahiti Nui
The city of Pape
If I were going to really be on my own in an outrigger, this is the type I would want - no tipping!!!
This will be our new home when we get hauled out!  You can see the lift that will be hauling us up and out.
Quite the contrast - lots of outrigger canoes taking part in a very serious race and the giant ferry coming out of the harbor - you would have thought they could have planned it a little better!
Part of the Tahiti / Moorea Rally
 
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The Dorothy Marie

Who: Glen Vienna and Sally Houston
Port: San Diego