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 - Funafuti - The People and the Place
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The runway and adjacent road are the center of activity for transport as well as sports and social activities
Off to feed the pigs
Shower during a downpour
Special friend Vevea from Nanumea Atoll was in town with his daughter and new grandson
Local shop adjacent to the runway
Tutima and friend sewing dresses for my great nieces
A little shopping
Lily in bloom
Shade or fashion statement?
Just like home
Waiting for the school bell
Heading home
Nauti Primary student
Nauti Primary School
Local mosque
Funafuti Road
Local canoe.  Most seem to be made of bended metal these days
Laundry service
More Tuvalu Blue
Coconut bloom and the start of the fruit
Cooling off after a hot day
Boys hamming it up for the camera
Wedding procession to the church for the groom
Super puppy!
Family outing
Double trouble
Love that color!
Plumeria
Linda at the local produce garden
Lots of vertical crops
Sweet
Waiting at the bakery
The bakery
Taking her turn as conductor of the choir
An evening of competetive singing at the maneapa
Singing competition
A traditional spritz for good luck!
And another!!
Doubt it runs but it
Fine art
Government building
Transporting goods across the lagoon
Typical shop
Church bell with
Local transport
Sunset
A view of the TCC
Oh, the color.  I call it Tuvalu Blue.
Our friend Teoni, his wife Christina and their two girls at home.  Oldest son Daniel was at school so we missed having him in the photo
Burial site of our friends 9 month old child.
Our friend Christina and her youngest
Teoni and Christina
Christina and Teoni bid us goodbye
Departing Funafuti Atoll out the South Pass
 
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