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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23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
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10 March 2018 | Far North New Zealand
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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.

Road Trip

28 August 2009 | Moorea, French Polynesia, 17 29.56'S:149 51.13'W
Linda
We'll the Sundowner beach gathering last night was a great chance to meet some new people. 4 from Washington, 2 from Brazil, 1 once from the US and 2 from ... I can't remembe.r. Some heading north, some west and some not quite sure yet. 3 months (which is a typical visa) is not even close to enough time to scratch the surface of what's to be seen here. I'm already saying 'next time around'.

There is a smallish cruise ship anchored across the bay. When it comes, the rental car companies offer good deals so we signed up for an 8 hour rental. We started our road trip today with a drive up to the Belvedere for a beautiful view over the island and the ocean. On the way back down we stopped at the agriculture school to see their fields of pineapple, papaya, pamplemousse, tiare flowers etc. They have a visitor center where you can taste different jellies from their crops. They also sold some very tasty ice creams and sorbets. Brad tried the Passionfruit, I had the Carrisole (a big spiky green fruit that you eat when it's quite soft) and Jane the Gardenia (tiare flower). Yumm!

Since we got a late start this morning and I wanted to stop a lot and look at pearls, we didn't have time to hike to the waterfall. We did have a picnic lunch at a small marina near the ferry dock in Vaipo then circled the rest of the island. Friendly locals, beautiful scenery and once again, another lovely day in paradise.
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