Leela Year Six - Across the Pacific

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

24 September 2020 | Fakarava South Pass
19 August 2020 | Papeete, Tahiti
02 August 2020 | Papeā€™ete, French Polynesia
09 July 2020 | Papeete, Tahiti
21 June 2020 | Taha'a, French Polynesia
29 May 2020 | Cook's Bay, Moorea
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

Here we go again

29 October 2018 | Portsmouth NH
As we sit in the cold of a New England fall wrestling with the trauma of selling our house/car/stuff and putting the rest into storage (it seemed like a good idea at the time - at least to one of us......) Leela seems like a different life but, all being well, we will be back onboard in a couple of weeks and getting ready to head off on our grandest adventure yet.

The PLAN is to head down to Aruba for a shakedown of new gear, spend Christmas and New Year in Colombia, then on to the San Blas Islands before heading to mainland Panama and through the canal in February. From there it is mainly blue.... the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Tonga and New Zealand by Christmas 2019.

So - that is the plan. we will stay flexible and respond to events so anything could happen. It is incredibly easy to write this down. Doing it is something else. I will write more about this crazy scheme in a subsequent post. This is intended just to wake the blog up and make sure everything works as it did.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings, feedback is always appreciated.

Graham
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Vessel Name: Leela
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, NH
Crew: Graham and Janaki
About:
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. [...]
Extra:
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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