Living the Dream

06 November 2008 | Minerva Reef
05 November 2008 | New Zealand Bound!
04 November 2008 | Back in the Big Blue!
31 October 2008 | Pangaimotu, Tangatapu, Kingdom of Tonga
25 October 2008 | Pangaimotu, Tangatapu, Kingdom of Tonga
20 October 2008 | Kelefesia, Ha'Apai, Kingdom of Tonga
13 October 2008 | Uoleva - Ha'Apai, Kingdom of Tonga
07 October 2008 | Neiafu - Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
02 October 2008 | Neiafu - Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
30 September 2008 | Vaka'eitu - Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
23 September 2008 | Neiafu - Vava'u, Tonga
15 September 2008 | Mala Island - Vava'u, Tonga
11 September 2008 | Vava'u, Tonga
05 September 2008 | Vava'u, Tonga
02 September 2008 | Vava'u, Tonga
28 August 2008 | Niue
23 August 2008 | Beveridge Reef
18 August 2008 | Between Rarotonga and Beveridge Reef
13 August 2008 | Rarotonga
05 August 2008 | Rarotonga

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 5 - Rarotonga - Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
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Just another beautiful hibiscus!
We rode our scooter up yet another really steep hill to get to the Cook Island Cutural Center.  Unfortuantely, it was closed, but the view was breathtaking!
A fertility tiki guarding the entrance to the CI Cultural Center!
Some of the lush greenery looking inland.
Glen in tree jail!  These trees send out long roots from way up high that find their way to the ground and eventually take hold.  They were so interesting to check out.  The roots are covered with little spikey things, so Glen had to be careful when holding them!
Another shot of the inland hillsides!  The little roof structure in the forefront is a covering for a crypt that is in this yard.
I had mentionsed on one of our blog entries that we find it interesting that most houses have their own little cemetary in their yard.  I didn
Glen going from the quay to our boat.  Doesn
Some dancers at a show during the Constitution Week market (like a small swap meet).  I hate to tell our fellows, but these girls look a lot prettier in their coconut bras!
The Rarotonga Sailing Club - kids in little sabots were racing in this dazzlingly blue lagoon.  The lagoon is called Muri and its on the east side of the island.  We stopped and had a toddy at Sails restaurant while watching the race.
We find it so interesting that the churches here all have graveyards around them.  We assume because of the water table, they put the caskets in cement vaults that are partially above ground.  The "newest" looking crype was from 1950.  All the writing was completely gone from these older looking ones, but they looked REALLY old!!!
A field of taro.  Taro is a root crop (or tuber) similar to a potatoe.  Our tattoo artist on Huahine had given us some to cook and they were yummy as home fries!
A beautiful strech of beach on the west side of the island.   The sand is so white and the water so blue!
A view from the Rarotonga Hospital!  The lagoon is so turquoise compared to the deep blue of the outside water!  We rode our scooter up a very steeeeeeep hill.  It was a little scary coming back down!
Some of the lush vegetation growing on the island.  We loved these big "elephant ear" looking plants!  (By Wigmore
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The Dorothy Marie

Who: Glen Vienna and Sally Houston
Port: San Diego