Off On A Lark!

Sailing Adventures In The South Pacific

Vessel Name: 'Lark'
Vessel Make/Model: Malo 38
Hailing Port: Port Townsend WA
Crew: Brad Nelson and Linda Attaway
Extra: 'Lark' at Lape Island, Vava'u Tonga
27 March 2018 | Port Townsend WA
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27 March 2018 | Port Townsend WA

Ta-Da!

We're back in Port Townsend after our flights from Auckland to Sydney AU, Sydney to LA, then LA to Seattle. It's a long haul, but we'll look forward to doing it again even if 'Lark' moves on to a new owner.

26 March 2018

And The Winner Is ...

Thanks to everyone who came up with an answer to my absurd question of how many screws were removed from the decks on 'Lark'.

24 March 2018

Being Afloat

After a night in a work berth at the boatyard, we moved back to our mooring today. Nice to feel water under the hull again, and not be climbing that ladder in and out of the boat multiple times a day. We're still putting things back together, peeling off masking, and cleaning up the residual dust and [...]

23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard

Splash!

We're back in the water.

Musee de Tahiti & Roulottes

22 August 2009 | Tahiti
Jane - weather is hot again
Saturday we took the bus south to the Museum of Tahiti. No photos are allowed in the museum but they had good exhibits of the geology of the islands, the history of the people, their tools & crafts and the later settlers (missionaries). When we were ready to head home we discovered the buses stop running at 3pm on Saturdays - oops!

We caught a taxi and had him take us into Papeete for dinner. We'd heard about the Roulotte trucks on the waterfront and wanted to check them out. We were a little early so we saw them drive in and set up their tables & chairs. We walked around town to give them some time, but most of the shops have metal garage doors they pull down when they're closed so there wasn't much to see. We did walk through the city hall and found a store with a funny name (if you're a boater with an accent - see photo).

Back at the Roulottes we were pulled in by Frederick (from Reunion Island) with Specialities Reunionnaises. He was charming and I think he had us (Linda & me anyway) just the way he said 'Reunion' in French. It was almost embarassing when he repeated 'reunion' the way we say it in English. We ordered 2 plates where you pick 3 meats (each with a different sauce) so the 3 of us tried 6 different meat dishes (pork, beef, 2 chicken, fish and some kind of smoked meat that is only from Reunion Island (we didn't ask what is was) along with rice and beans. We were stuffed! If you're ever in Papeete... try the Roulottes!

It was also a fun place to hang out. We were next to a big plaza where families were visiting and kids were riding bikes, skateboards, scooters and roller skates. The cruise ship Paul Gauguin was anchored there preparing to take off the next day and the Star Fire tall ship came in with lights in the rigging and anchored next to the Paul Gauguin. Lots of ambience with our inexpensive dinner!
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