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
26 March 2018
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23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
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10 March 2018 | Far North New Zealand
09 March 2018 | Far North New Zealand
07 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
06 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
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24 February 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
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Recent Blog Posts
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.

Preparing For The Adventure 'Chapter 2'

27 September 2009 | Bora Bora Yacht Club, 16 29.48'S:151 45.62'W
Linda
Last night we watched the best sunset yet, from the anchorage here in Bora Bora. I took pictures as it started, but as sunsets do, it only improved as the clouds took on deeper and deeper shades of brilliant pink

Our dinner with friends aboard their boat was wonderful. Grilled Wahoo, roasted potatoes and cucumber salad followed by our cheesecake. They're headed off to Maupiti tomorrow. We'll follow on Tuesday since we have to clear out of the country and collect our bond money in the morning. It's only about a four hour trip, but you need to arrive by noon due to the tide and its effect on being able to safely enter the pass.

Today was a lazy Sunday. More laundry, catching up on the blog posts and other communications. Once we leave here it will be a few weeks before we might have internet access again. Sundays are pretty quiet here. Everything is closed and there are a lot of families and kids at the beach and in the water. Today we saw a group of local kids on the boat next to us playing with the 3 boys that live on board. What a great experience for all of them.

Tomorrow we'll take care of business, pick up a few provisions and check out one more snorkeling spot. Then we're off to Maupiti, possibly Mopelia and then the Cooks (all these destinations are weather dependant). We're told that Maupiti is what the islands were before tourism became an economic mainstay and Mopelia is very remote and inhabited by only a handful of people that love visitors. Both islands are part of French Polynesia but since there are virtually no services or government authorities at either destination, clearances and financial transactions have to be done here. You're required to depart promptly after clearing out, but evidently they don't keep track of you after that. Maybe we can become pearl farmers on Mopelia???

I plan to continue the blog posts via sailmail but they may only be position data (latitude and longitude).

We're always happy to hear from you, so keep those blog comments and emails coming. Our replies may not be very timely but we know you're out there and think of you often.
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