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
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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.

Can You Say Huahine?

07 September 2009 | Port de Fare, Huahine, 16 42.71'S:151 02.43'W
Linda
The French say 'wa-hee-nay', the Polynesians say 'who-a-he-nay'. You decide.

The weather finally improved so yesterday about 4:30 we pulled up the anchor and headed to the island of Huahine. It was an uneventful overnight passage with a gorgeous full moon. With just the two of us aboard, we stand 3 hour watches at night. 6-9, 9-12, 12-3 and 3-6. Seems to work pretty well. When we're at sea multiple days we do the same but during the day add 6am-noon and noon-6pm. That way each of us has the opportunity for a bigger chunk of sleep within a 24 hr. period.

We entered Avamoa Pass about 8:00am and are now anchored in the bay very close to town. Most of the bay is very deep 60'+ but there is one area nearer the reef with a sandy bottom and 12' - 20' of depth. We're anchored there with about 6 other boats.

Our inflatable Kayak has been put to good use on the trip so far. On short passages we can leave her inflated on deck. When we arrive, in the water she goes and we're off. Hauling big loads of stuff or paddling in rough weather isn't so great. That's what we have the dinghy for. Off to town we go.

Huahine is a fairly small island (75 sq. Kilometers) and they're famous for their watermelons and cantaloupe. Our first surprise is the supermarche (supermarket). It's big and has an amazing selection of everything from canned corned beef to expensive french cheese. We tried the corned beef earlier in the trip. It's disgusting! Baguettes here are about 75 cents. Next we run into our friend Marnie from 'Shelette'. They're still speaking to us even though Jane smoked them at dice aboard their catamaran the other night in Moorea!

There is a small restaurant next to the dinghy dock. How about a cold beer and some pomme frites I ask? Brad replies 'Mais oui' and there we are! Unfortunately the kitchen is closed at this time so we settle for a beer to end the afternoon. Dinner on board then a game of 'crazy 8's. Good Night
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