MV Shearwater

08 September 2013 | Kitchen Table
06 September 2013 | Admiralty Inlet
06 September 2013 | Mid Pacific
06 September 2013 | Off Oregon coast
06 September 2013 | Neah Bay
05 September 2013 | 47 42.7'N:125 27.6'W, 50nm from Wa entrance
04 September 2013 | 45 44.9'N:127 41.5'W, 197nm from Wa entrance
03 September 2013 | 43 51.3'N:130 07.0'W, 350nm from Wa entrance
02 September 2013 | 42 18.2'N:132 43.2'W, 498nm from Wa
01 September 2013 | 40 47.1'N:135 11.7'W, 636 nm from Wa
31 August 2013 | 40 23'N:138 20'W, 754 nm from Wa
30 August 2013 | 39 42.4'N:141 25.8'W, 882nm from Wa
29 August 2013 | 38 50.3'N:144 27.3'W, 1021nm from Wa
28 August 2013 | 37 18.7'N:146 40.4'W, 1160 nm from Wa
27 August 2013 | 34 41.2'N:148 30.1'W, 1292 nm from Wa
26 August 2013 | 34 11.0'N:150 23.5'W, 1420 nm from Wa
25 August 2013 | 32 25.1'N:152 21.8'W, 1565nm from Wa
24 August 2013 | 27 25.9'N:153 57.0'W, 1706 nm from Wa
23 August 2013 | 27 25.9'N:153 57.0'W, 1893 nm from Wa
23 August 2013 | 24 57.9'N:154 31.8'W, NE of Hawaii

Words Fail Me!

14 May 2013 | Royal Belau Yacht Club
David C
Thank you to Dave and Roger for encouraging Wade and I to take a certification course for open water scuba. Today was our open water dive. The 45 minute trip to and from the dive site would have been enough. The series of luxuriantly overgrown limestone karsts, islets with undercut bases giving them a mushroom appearance, combined with photoshop quality colors of the expansive green, aqua, and blue water were stunning. The dive site was a beyond that. "Blue Corner" is a spot which was voted the world's most beautiful dive site, (for what that's worth) but the fact that it was the site for our certification dive was not lost on us. A Swiss couple related by contrast, their first dive in a frigid lake with 1 meter visibility where their only sighting was a rusted bicycle. This was, and I use the term with full knowledge of the rolling eyes of my children, magical!!! From the splendid coral, to innumerable schools of fish of all types, to the abrupt drop off into blue oblivion and fascinating wall of coral changing at each depth, and yes, prowling grey reef and white tipped sharks, and a Napolean Wrasse who had obviously been fed and responded to hand in pocket moves with expectant interest, to the feeling of breathing air under 60 feet of water looking up and down at all this splendor and mastering the skills necessary to pass our certification was pretty darn good. This was capped off with a second dive after lunch at a spot named "New Dropoff", just as good, where a current swept us by the scenery as we flew effortlessly past a similar wall waving at stationary divers who had stopped tethered to the wall with "reef hooks" to study the passing fish (and us!). Wade and I smiled silently all the way home and are still smiling. No access to pics at the moment but will post some in the near future!

Provisioning tomorrow and fuel and regretful departure on Thursday, weather permitting. Great place, lovely people, and nice pace of life.
Comments
Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: Seahorse Marine Diesel duck 462
Hailing Port: Avatiu, Cook Islands
Crew: Dave C, Dave N, Roger R, Wade B John M, Mark R
Shearwater's Photos - Main
9 Photos
Created 11 June 2013
11 Photos
Created 31 May 2013
Different colors of the ocean
15 Photos
Created 27 May 2013
17 Photos
Created 11 May 2013
Selected pics from trip official photographer and videographer
10 Photos
Created 28 April 2013
7 Photos
Created 24 April 2013
Fun with hydraulics
6 Photos
Created 12 April 2013
Crew trying on survival suits
4 Photos
Created 11 April 2013
From Build to Hong Kong
6 Photos
Created 24 March 2013

Who: Dave C, Dave N, Roger R, Wade B John M, Mark R
Port: Avatiu, Cook Islands