03 June 2010
Let's do a quick recap, shall we?
Aug 09-finish gig on Far Out after delivery from Fiji to Cairns, Au.
Sept/Oct 09-take USCG 6-Pack course in Pensacola
Nov 09/Feb-Help sister in New York convert a warehouse she's leasing from a steel cutting business to an event space/vintage clothing shop
Mar-Check on Meep and Peep in Thailand. Sora spent the past six months getting a refit. Beeeeeautiful!
April-Tour around Bali and checked in on good buddy John on s/v Cacafuego
May-attempt refit of 28' Spencer in New Zealand, get contacted by Classic Alsaka Charters for the summer season, meet up with the fam on Pensacola Beach for a quick weekend and run to a plane heading north.
June-Chilling(literally) in Ketchikan preparing for season starting on Monday the 7th.
Here we go!
22 May 2009
These days I'm a working on a 72' SWS Farr. Currently in the Yasawa group in Fiji.
Pictures to come!
Cheers to a lobster in your pot,
27 February 2009
One week into the trip and I never want it to end. It's mso hot here. Hot and sweaty and pungent. I love it. I am writing this from a deliciously air conditioned internet cafe, mind you, but will not be cranky when i go back outside to jump on my teal hello kitty scooter. We just finished breakfast...90 cent spicy rice noodle porkball soup.
The water here is an amazing temperature...somewhere inbetween refresingly cool and ohhhh...I just peed in my wetsuit. The jellyfish dont sting...or haven't yet and there fish everywhere. We haven't had much wind but that's no problem cause we just putt putt onto the next island or bay. The topography is a delightful mix of New Zealand greenery, Marquesian dramatic cliffs, and yet has it's own flare that is intoxicating. It's not often that i'm stunned to the point that i have no words, but damn...this place has done it to me several times.
Mom, Mandy, and I are taking a cooking class in a couple of days. I am trying to go scuba diving, but don't have a phisical copy of my PADI card which makes it a wee bit difficult. We may rent some tanks and go find our own whale shark. We are anchored in Nei Harn around the corner from Patong beach. Still left to do? See the elephants, visit the big Buddah on top of the hill, purchase a new wardrobe for less than 100$, and of course clear up the rumour about the ping pong balls.
Cheers to family excursions
22 February 2009
Kinda of a last minute plan to meet up with the family in Thailand. Mandy and I flew into Bankok on Friday to meet up with mom and dad. We are back on Sora and planning on day sailing along the coast for the next week or so. Both Mandy and dad have got new cameras so the photo gallery will soon be chokkablock.
This is a happy snap poo took of us on a ferry in downtown Bankok.
Good to be on the road again,