Living the Dream

06 May 2010 | Nawiliwili, Kaua'i
29 April 2010 | Nawiliwili Harbor, Kaua'i
21 April 2010 | Lihue, Kaua'i
14 April 2010 | Nawiliwili Harbor
07 April 2010 | Nawiliwili Harbor, Kaua'i
27 March 2010 | Nawiliwili, Kaua'i
18 March 2010 | Poka'i Bay, O'ahu
09 March 2010 | Ala Wai Harbor, Oahu
27 February 2010 | Ala Wai Harbor, O'ahu
20 February 2010 | Kaunakakai, Moloka'i
16 February 2010 | Ala Wai Harbor, O'ahu
05 February 2010 | Ala Wai Harbor, O'ahu
28 January 2010 | Lahaina, Maui
21 January 2010 | Nishimura Bay
18 January 2010 | Kailua-Kona
11 January 2010 | Just Outside of Hilo Harbor!
01 January 2010 | Radio Bay
24 December 2009 | Radio Bay
22 December 2009 | Hilo Bay
21 December 2009 | Radio Bay

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 11 - Niuatoputapu and Samoa
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Glen had a great time playing with Afa, a wonderful singer and guitar player.  He ended up playing at the Wildfire Restaurant several times and he and Afa had an incredible chemistry.
Glen with Colin, the owner of the Wildfire, and Afa.  Colin was very generous with the beer and wine while Glen played and gave us a couple of bottles to take with us!
Our new friend Tammy and her cute cousin, Jordan.  We had fun with Tammy and she was a big help with local information.
This shows how many of the homes in Samoa are very open.  There is usually just this one big room which holds everything from refrigerators and TVs to sleeping mats or beds.  They do not lock and only have coconut frond mats to cover the windows in case of heavy rain.  When asked about theft, we are told there isn
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is where the Stevenson family did most of their bathing and laundry!
The Stevenson tomb is at the top of a steep hill overlooking Apia.
The view of Apia harbor from up top of Mt. Vaea - by the Stevenson tomb.
Apia Harbor looking from the city side out.  The marina is in the little corner by the main wharf!
Glen swimming in the fresh water pool at Fatumea Caves.  The pool leads into a cave and then you swim underwater through a tunnel into a second cave.  Glen was the only one from our group to do it!
Fagaloa Bay on the northeast side of the island.  There were reports that the waves hit here as well.
This ivy covered palm tree reminded me of something out of Fantasia!  The Disney illustrators must be well traveled! :)
Glen and his shipmate from the USS Hamner, George Hill!
This is the Sea Breeze Resort.  The water in its lagoon was crystal clear.  Unfortunately, this was one of the areas hit the hardest and we have been told there is nothing left.
The white blob on top of this little island is a tomb for the chiefs of this part of Samoa.  It is right by the Sea Breeze resort and we are happy to hear it was not harmed.
 
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The Dorothy Marie

Who: Glen Vienna and Sally Houston
Port: San Diego