Leela Year Six - Across the Pacific

Well.... to our own surprise here we are

14 May 2020 | Tahiti, French Polynesia
08 May 2020 | Enroute Gambiers to Tahiti
30 April 2020 | Rikitea, Gambiers, French Polynesia
26 March 2020
24 March 2020 | The Gambiers, French Polynesia
08 March 2020 | Taravai Island, The Gambiers
03 March 2020 | Airport Anchorage, Gambier
21 February 2020 | Kouaku, Gambier Islands
17 February 2020 | Rikitea, Mangareva, Gambier Islands
12 February 2020 | Rikitea, Mangareva Island, The Gambiers
25 January 2020 | Nuku Hiva
22 January 2020 | Ua Huka
14 December 2019 | Tahiti
16 November 2019 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva
07 November 2019 | Baie Marquisienne, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
05 November 2019 | Baie Marquisienne, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
03 November 2019 | Nuku Hiva
30 October 2019 | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
20 October 2019 | Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Archipelago, French Polynesia
11 October 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia

Conception Cay

16 March 2015 | 23 51.06'N:75 07.19'W,
We are just settling into conception and waiting for - I'm not sure what.... Janaki has a bit of a sore throat that precludes diving. Ironically it is the first time there has been NO wind for a month but that's life. We are definitely counting our blessings just being here. If we get a bit of wind later in the week we will run back to Georgetown to pick up packages then come back up here in preparation for the run down to Turks and Caicos. Even without the wind we might motor back down the edge of the dropoff and see if we can actually catch a fish. Our tutoring may have paid off because I got a HUGE fish on the line coming here. It did a dramatic tail walk before breaking free - without my lure for once. I'm not sure we could have landed it even if it had stayed on. And heaven alone knows what we would have done with it then. anyway we will press on.

After two months living on the boat we are feeling very at-home. I might write more about that in another post.

We hope everyone is well and starting to warm up.

Vessel Name: Leela
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, NH
Crew: Graham and Janaki
We are a Brit and an Australian now based in the wonderful community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We have a delightful home there but a couple of years ago we began to feel a bit over-domesticated so we thought we would buy another boat and head south. [...]
Leela, a Bristol 38.8 has turned out to be a wonderful cruising boat for us. Some might find it a little cramped by modern standards but it feels like just the right balance of living space and storage to us. She sails like a dream. She is remarkably well balanced and is comfortable in pretty [...]
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