|Vessel Name:||la palapa|
|Vessel Make/Model:||catalina morgan 440|
|Hailing Port:||long beach ca|
we're now about as far south as we can get, visiting friends Hobson and Larissa in Tasmania. We've been treated to a first class tour of the entire island, and have enjoyed camping in the carparks among wallabies and kangaroos, visiting historic convict sites, dining on some of the best oysters I've [...]
After putting up with as much cold time as we could, we flew back to Sydney to celebrate New Year's on board Honeymoon. The fireworks were amazing, as we were anchored among the chaos in the harbor. We were very sad to have to say good bye to Seth and Elizabeth, as they rejoin life in California. (of [...]
yes, it's been awhile. We've been having a whirlwind land tour of the world over the last two months, while Palapa remains neglected, growing an even fuzzier grass skirt on her waterline. After a last day sail out of the Brisbane Harbor in early December, we hopped a plane to the U.S., and spent close to a month visiting family (me) and working (Roger). We experienced shock therapy of going from 95 degree humid weather to 20 degree snowy weather, but managed to survive with a lot of borrowed clothing. We even made it down to see the National Christmas Tree and State Trees. Turns out: not that exciting.. I'd have to rate 48 of the 50 states a D- on effort. The worst offender may have been Massachusetts, (pictured) who couldn't seem to even close the plastic enclosures properly. We then spent a fabulous Christmas with both sets of parents, Roger's bro, and Shauna!