Voyages

These are the voyages of the sailing vessel, Wings.

21 June 2017 | Bora Bora
19 June 2017 | Hurepiti Bay
10 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
09 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
08 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
06 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
05 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
05 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
01 June 2017 | Marina near Uturoa, Raiatea, French Polynesia
30 May 2017 | Tapuamu Bay, Taha'a
26 May 2017 | Mooring at the Hibiscus Hotel, Taha’a, French Polynesia
22 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
20 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
18 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
17 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
16 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
14 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
13 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Bungalow D Raiatea, French Polynesia
13 May 2017 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea, French Polynesia
12 May 2017 | Los Angeles International Airport

No News is Good News

08 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
Lazy Bill
We’ve been indolent cruisers for the past two days. We’re still hanging on a mooring in Fare lagoon.

Night before last, and into yesterday, we had downpour after downpour. I started the night in the cockpit but soon was forced to retreat below decks for sleep. The squalls deposited “Prince William Sound” level rains. Yesterday, it required 20 minutes to bail the dinghy via pan and hand bilge pump. What a downpour!

Eventually, the rain subsided and we used the opportunity to motor into Fare for more water and supplies. We were forced to wait at the Huahine Yacht Club for our laundry to be done, darn it, and had to suffer through a beer each and then two Maitais each. What we won’t do for clean clothes! We had a lovely evening aboard and got to bed early.

I had word from my sister, Debbie, that the pump parts had arrived in Nashville, so they’ll arrive on Sunday. There’s a 90° elbow and two 3/4” thread-to-hose barbs that I would have to remove from the old pump and install on the possible replacement, but If I go to the rebuild, that’s not necessary, and that’s the way that I tend to go.

I’ve had several people, whose opinion I trust, that using the water maker pump is not the better choice, so its use it now a distant third option. With the direction of the trades, we can probably get to Raiatea for the pump rebuild with no engine help other than the final docking in Uturoa harbor. I’ve already made arrangements with the Raiatea Carenage staff to help me with that rebuild on Thursday, after we’ve had our guest rest and then see what’s to be seen locally. All told, it’s a good plan.

Today was more of the same. We read, watched our neighbors, and did almost nothing. Shoot, we didn’t even motor to Fare! I don’t remember when we’ve done so little. I did manage to complete my huge book, “Castles of Steel” about the naval war in World War 1, a present from my brother. If you enjoy history, the author is a Pulitzer Prize winner, so it’s well written and exhaustively researched.

Tomorrow is a bit more of an action day and we need to prepare for our guests who arrive on Sunday. We’ll be busier, anyway.
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Vessel Name: Wings
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 40
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: William Ennis and Conni Livsey
About: We've been married since 1991, and both retired from our respective jobs (teacher and attorney) after long careers. We live in the most exotic of the United States: Alaska. We cruise on Wings for half the year, enjoying our home state the other part of the year.
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We've sailed Wings South from Alaska since August, 2010. We joined the BajaHaha from SoCal to Mexico in 2012. We joined the Pacific Puddle Jump in 2013 and crossed the Pacific Ocean. Wings "over-summered" in French Polynesia. We continued our journey through western French Polynesia, Rarotonga [...]
Home Page: http://svwings.com
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