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.

Giant Moray Eels

20 September 2009 | Isle Mahaea, Tahaa, 16 38.65'S:151 25.82'W
Linda
Well, the lobster divers came back empty handed on Friday night, but the upside down cake was excellent.

We headed on around Tahaa yesterday morning and are anchored here next to Toahotu Pass. The island is beautiful in a very different way than the others we have visited, There are no tall peaks but the vegetation and the different textures it creates on the hills is beautiful. There is no airport, and only one resort on a motu that delivers it's guests by helicopter. A water taxi travels to Utaroa on the island of Raiatea. There are very few services and groceries available here. As they say, "it keeps out the riff raff."

I think the snorkeling here gets a 5. As you move away from the island towards the pass into the lagoon the water gets quite deep. A white sandy bottom and a the light cast from the sun makes the water color and the schools of bigger fish a sight to see. Closer to shore Brad spotted some Lionfish and we also came across two huge Moray eels with their heads poking out of the coral. I'd been hoping to see one but never imagined how big they'd be.

On the beach we met up with a couple from San Francisco here on their honeymoon. They'd been at the yacht club for dinner Tuesday night and immediately called out "hey Kattywompus from Seattle" when they saw us . We also met Angela and Karsten who are here from Germany on a two month sailing adventure. Their charter boat is named 'Danger Mouse', go figure. They came over for dessert and Karsten brought his walmart guitar that he picked up during their layover in Hawaii. We hope to see them again along the way.

Tomorrow we head back to Apu Bay to pick up the pearls. After that who knows what's next? Stay tuned.
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