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
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23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
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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.

Ta-Da!

27 March 2018 | Port Townsend WA
Gray and Rainy : (
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.

Thanks to everyone who endured the project with us by following the blog. It felt good to know there were friends and family out there, helping us survive the heat under the tenting, mopping up water deluge after deluge, scraping, sanding and seeing us through.

The image above shows the finished product, just before we jumped in the dinghy and headed ashore on Sunday morning.
We were on a mission and got 'er done! : )

And The Winner Is ...

26 March 2018
Thanks to everyone who came up with an answer to my absurd question of how many screws were removed from the decks on 'Lark'.

We had 8 responses. 3,501, 2,853, 3,040, 5,007, 1,231, 937, 1,400, and
"way more than I'd like to countersink, fill and sand"!

My count was 1,288 (not counting the loose screws Brad and I now have). : )

This makes the winner of our yet to be determined prize, our friend David from Whidbey Island WA. His response when I notified him of his genius was, "Wonder why they used 57 more screws than was necessary"?

Being Afloat

24 March 2018
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 spots of paint we've discovered in places it doesn't belong.

We depart mid day tomorrow. This has been one crazy work party!




Splash!

23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
We're back in the water.

Still lots to wrap up, and it looks like nothing but rain until Sunday when we depart.
Position Reports
'Lark''s Photos - Niuatoputapu
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Approaching Niuatoputapu
Niuatoputapu On The Horizon
Cooling Off At The Wharf In The Evening
Niuatoputapu
Tafahi Island
Sia and her oldest son
Brad & Chris from
LDS Elder Taylor and the kiddos
Sabina from
Taylor, Saylor, Susan & Doug from
Sunset
The School In Falehau.  Hospital Is On The Right
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Village of Falehau
Pineapple
Papayas
Living Fence Posts
Rugby Fan
Tongan Haka
Tongan Haka
Local Rugby Fans
Coral
Coral
Coral
Preparing Dried Pandanus For Weaving
Weaving A Pandanus Mat
Weaving In Hihifo
Pandanus Weaving
Banana Bloom With Bananas
Local Transport
Dinner at Nico & Sia
Sia and the girls.  Saylor (rt) from
Lobster Tail
Lobster Shell
Lobster Shell
South Reef
Beach On The South Side Of Niuatoputapu
Looking Up The Pier
Low Tide
Tafahi Island
Construction and Materials For Reconstruction After The 2009 Tsunami
Taro
Falehau Village Weaving
Linda Gets A Lesson In Curling The Leaves
Wet Pandanus Leaves Being Stripped For Drying
Pandanus Curls
Dorte from
The Weaving Fale
Dorte & Frank from
Heading Home From School
Suburban S_ _ Tbox Housing Comes To Tonga!
In The US We
The Minister
The Trunk Of An Immature Kapoc Tree
Kapoc
Hiking Through the Rainforest on Tafahi Island
The Hike To The Top Of Tafahi
Rainforest on Tafahi Island
Cheryl from
Nico Demonstrates How To Make A Palm Frond Basket
Rainforest
The S. Pacific From the Top
Rainforest
Vanilla Bloom
Nico
Roslyn from
A Feast For The Cruisers At Nico and Sia
Michael & Marnie from
Nico
Sia Preparing Sunday Lunch
Little Mele
Rita, Sabina & Uli
Materials For Village Reconstruction
Afternoon Nap
Water Collection Tanks
The Pier At Falehau
Sunset
Tafahi Island In The Distance
Anchorage At Falehau
 
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