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.

Ko fe 'a e fale ta 'o ma?

05 October 2012 | Niuatoputapu, Tonga 15 56.532'S 173 46.103'W
Linda
Now there's a phrase we were wishing we knew yesterday.

After a long HOT walk to Hihifo to do our check out with customs we decided to go a bit further into town to the grocery store and the bakery. The store stocked the usual dry good items along with onions and garlic. No refrigeration, so my hopes of finding a bit of cheese were dashed. Happy with more cookies, salted peanuts, box milk, coconut milk and crackers off we went with what seemed like good directions to the bakery. "Left at the second road, you'll see the community hall and it's in the next house". Piece of cake!

We passed the friendly goats, the Kapoc trees, the not so friendly looking pigs and turned left on the second road. Oh, there's the meeting hall and perfect, there's someone in the yard at the bakery/house. After quieting her less than friendly appearing dog we asked about getting 2 loaves of bread and how much it would cost (Fiha?) Her English was limited to a few words and she seemed very puzzled. After a few minutes she invited us to climb over the corrugated metal fence and showed us into her home. What now?? This is definitely not the bakery! Brad and I exchange glances, thank her for showing us her home and were on our way.

From there we walked a short distance up the road , no bakery, so we retraced our steps back towards the main road. On a hunch I went to the door of the house across from the hall. We woke them from their mid day nap on the concrete floor and in no time we were at the bakery. Behind a tall hedge, behind the hall. We chatted with Moonlight, (the wife of the minister at the Church of Tonga) while we waited for our bread. They're here for a year from Nuku'alofa. She's one spunky lady with a twinkle in her eye. Lots of laughter and she loved posing for the camera. They offered us a ride back to the wharf but we declined on account of needing the exercise.

What were we thinking? When the tropical downpour started minutes later we ran for the closest tree. That worked briefly and as luck would have it, along came the local bus loaded with school kids. The driver offered us a ride so we gratefully squeezed in, sitting on whatever we could find.

Back on the boat a quick bit of research and we've got it! Ko fe 'a e fale ta 'o ma?... Where is the bakery?
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