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 11 - Niuatoputapu and Samoa
Photos 106 to 120 of 120 | Living the Dream (Main)
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We found it interesting that the vehicles driven by some of the islanders were far better than their houses!
The poles are leaning on the roof of the house to hold it down during high winds!

This house is much more modern and well-built, but has the roof chained down for the high winds!

***We think this one would have survived - it was set back further from the water.
Dinnertime for the porkers, too!  They love coconuts.
So much depends on the old wooden canoe!  You can see the fishing net that gets used daily.
Looking out at the anchorage on Niuatoputapu.
Every child we passed on the road wanted their picture taken so they could see it on the screen.
Another couple of cuties we passed on the road.  This was the cutest puppy we had seen in a long, long time!
The local rugby/soccer field.  They used really tall trees to mark the goal.  The field is shared by tons of pigs!
A beautiful view while walking to Hihifo.
The extinct volcano makes the island of Tafahi.
The "I-5" of Niuatoputapu!  A two mile walk down this road takes you from the wharf to Hihifo, the capitol village.
The NZ military dynamited this little pass through the reef to make it possible for the fishermen from Vaipoa, the middle village, to get their boats out from their own village.
We love the way the Tongans adorn their loved ones graves - this quilt was beautiful!
Pigs on the beach!!!
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The Dorothy Marie

Who: Glen Vienna and Sally Houston
Port: San Diego