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
23 March 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
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10 March 2018 | Far North New Zealand
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07 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 - December
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Christmas Eve Dinner Is Served!
Brad
Nice Tie!
Hiking in the Bay of Islands
One, Two, Three, In the Water Dolphin Watchers!!!
Dusky Dolphins In Paradise Bay, Bay of Islands
Christmas Eve On Kattywompus.  Brad, John and Nicole from Tariapo.
Christmas Eve On Kattywompus.  Claire and Andre from Naiouli.
Hiking in the Bay of Islands
View Over the Bay of Islands
Up and Over the Sheep Fence
Brad and David from
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Scallop
Paradise Bay
What
Beach at Paradise Bay
Scallop
Christmas Lights On Kattywompus
A Little Christmas Spirit On Board
All In A Day
Bay of Islands
View from the Top of the Hill
The Staircase Up
View of the Beach
Guy Talk!
The Stone House at Keri Keri
View Towards the Anchorage at Opua
Bay of Islands
Top of the Hill
Friends at Endless Summer Lodge, Ahipara
Rob and Sally from England.  Richard from Canada in the middle.
Rugger Sculpture.  Kaitaia.
NZ Tire Art
Ride to Kerikeri Sunday Farmers Market
Endless Summer Lodge, Ahipara
Our Room at Endless Summer Lodge
Kitchen at the Backpacker
Endless Summer Lodge
Outdoor Dining at Endless Summer
View of the West Coast
Cabbage Trees With Sand Dunes
Endless Summer Lodge
Protea
Tasman Sea
View From Our Anchorage at Opua
Dinghy Trip Up the Inlet at Opua
Shells On The Beach
Bottle Window at the Hunderwasser Toilets in Kawakawa
Our friend Barbara from Marseille France.  Making Jewelry Day On Board Tariapo
John and Brad On Board Tariapo
Home Sweet Home
 
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