25 July 2009 | Mooring ball off of Bora Bora Yacht Club
23 July 2009 | Bora Bora Yacht Club
22 July 2009 | Mooring ball off of Bora Bora Yacht Club
15 July 2009 | Bora Bora Lagoon
13 July 2009 | Bloody Mary's, Bora Bora
12 July 2009 | Bloody Mary's, Bora Bora
11 July 2009 | Bora Bora Yacht Club
02 July 2009 | Mooring ball off of Marina Taina
26 June 2009 | Moorea to Tahiti
25 June 2009 | Cooks Bay, Moorea
end of an era
19 January 2010 | tobe' departing palapa for perhaps the final time in australia
tobe' reluctely poses in front of la Palapa a week before she starts Work again.
stay tuned for the maintenance update blog but you should be able to see the sparkling stainless anchor roller to tobe's left!
On to Tasmania
09 January 2010 | Launceston, Tasmania
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 ever tried, touring wineries, and being exposed to an Australian Rodeo.
new years in Sydney
01 January 2010 | anchored off of the sydney opera house
tobe' and i had a great new years here with our friends seth and Elizabeth on their 38 fit catamaran, honeymoon. we anchored right down under the fireworks.
take a look at their blog http://www.sailblogs.com/member/honeymoon/
latest entry http://www.sailblogs.com/member/honeymoon/?xjMsgID=112926
and slide show http://web.me.com/sethhynes/Honeymoon_Pictures/Sydney_New_Years_Eve.html
from here it is down to tasmania sans boat and then back up to brisbane to reunite with la palapa!
cheers, roger :)
New Year's Eve!
01 January 2010 | Sydney Harbor
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 course, I'll be right there with them in another couple of weeks!!)
Check out Honeymoon's blog for great shots of the fireworks themselves.
Meeting the Nephew
23 December 2009 | North Carolina
And of course, while we were on the east coast, it was time to finally meet the little nephew, born while we were somewhere between Mexico and the Marquesas.
23 December 2009 | Washington, D.C.
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!