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.

All In A Day

17 November 2012 | Funafuti Atoll 08 30.823'S 179 11.707' E
Linda
It's Friday, so we're up early. Our first stop 'The Happy Friendship Farm' on the west side of the runway for some fresh produce. The farm was developed for Tuvalu by the government of Taiwan and grows quite the array of veggies. Lettuce, eggplant, green onions, tomatoes, bok choy, papaya, squash, cucumber, peppers and some weird wrinkly cucumber looking things that we remember buying in Tahiti and not liking!

We were welcome to wander through the garden and it was interesting to see how the different plants were being grown. As much as possible is grown vertically to save space and in bags of dirt. Remember we're on top of a coral atoll. No soil to speak of. We met a young agricultural volunteer from Taiwan that had recently arrived for a year and a half stay. Most of what he had to say was that it's REALLY hot here and that the Tuvaluans are REALLY lazy!! Another week or so and I think he'll put that two piece puzzle together!

By 9:00am it's getting hot so we're looking for shade. Next stop the Philatelic Bureau. Yes, that's an English word. Tuvalu is famous for it's stamps plus we've heard they have air conditioning. Yes they do, but we're still dripping as we peruse all the display cases. First editions to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's visit, Elvis, Royal Weddings, Reef Fish, Sports, WWII, you name it! I collected stamps as a kid, so why not continue?

Just a stone's throw away is the National Archive and Library. They only have fans but there are plenty of places to sit and a quite amazing collection of books for such a remote place. One section is strictly books on the S. Pacific so we made ourselves comfortable for the rest of the morning.

Lunch??? We head over to the Filamona Moonlight Lodge and a table in the shade with a little breeze. The cuisine is funny here in Tuvalu. Nearly all Chinese stir fries with some Indian fare available here and there. You can have a meal out for way less than the cost of the ingredients and there's no heat generated by firing up the propane stove on the boat!

Since we got up sooooo early now we're ready for an afternoon nap. The sun awning is up on 'Lark' so if there's a bit of breeze now we're set!
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