The Rose

25 June 2015 | Futuna to Vuda Point, Fiji
25 June 2015 | Futuna to Vuda Point, Fiji
23 June 2015 | Savu Savu to Futuna
23 June 2015 | Savu Savu to Futuna
27 May 2015 | Cobia Crater, Ringold Islands, Fiji
25 April 2015 | Horseshoe Bay, Matagi Island, Fiji
24 April 2015 | Naigani Island, Lomaviti, Fiji
22 April 2015 | Naigani Island, Lomaviti, Fiji
11 April 2015 | Vuda Point Marina, Viti Levu, Fiji
11 April 2015 | Vuda Point Marina, Viti Levu, Fiji
10 October 2014 | Vuda Point Marina, Viti Levu, Fiji
24 September 2014 | Yasawas, Fiji
24 September 2014 | Fiji
21 September 2014 | Bligh water, Fiji
21 September 2014 | Bligh water, Fiji
28 August 2014 | Ha'apai, Tonga
14 July 2014 | Vava'u, Tonga
13 July 2014 | Yanuca, Budds Reef, Fiji
27 June 2014 | North Bay, Matagi, Fiji
15 April 2014 | Vuda Point Marina, Viti Levu, Fiji

The Ballad of Yanuca

27 May 2015 | Cobia Crater, Ringold Islands, Fiji
Patricia Gans
The Ballad of Yanuca Or "The return of Willy"

The Bukarau family Was far from their home To birth baby Albert To Labasa they roamed.

Many months they had lingered While the baby grew strong When Willy decided They'd been there too long

***CHORUS: Yanuca Yanuca! My heart lives in thee. Yanuca Yanuca My home always be. ********

Their family they missed them "Willy Willy!" their hearts cried Yanuca Yanuca Bring them back to our side!

So Willy found a sailboat The Rose was her name. Safely she carried them Wind and sea she would tame.

***Chorus***

The Angels were watching They agreed with the plan They smoothed the sea waters Gentle breezes they fanned.

Little Albert was smiling Brother Alex stood tall While Betty and Willy Watched over them all.

***Chorus***

When Yanuca was sighted Cheers they did roar Hearts almost bursting to stand on that shore!

Across those smooth waters The sun's golden rays streamed They sailed through the reef line When the fishing line SCREAMED!

With gusto: That sailfish he ran hard! The pole flexed-They stared! While he danced on his tail fin And he leapt in the air.

Now Willy stood steady Just reeling him in Then down in the water He wrestled with him.

His sail flashed like bat wing His eyes fiery glared Willy's knife cut in so deep The life left that stare.

***Chorus***

The sun it was setting Right into the sea And Willy's homecoming Was good as can be!

His family was smiling The Angels agreed They'd sent enough fish The whole village to feed!

Now home in Yanuca Willy's family will be May the Angels keep watch o'er Their whole family!

***Chorus one more time!
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Vessel Name: The Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 46'
Hailing Port: Colorado Springs
Crew: Pat & John Gans and Mr. Sushi the pug
The Rose's Photos - Main
Manihi, Ahe, Rangiroa
20 Photos
Created 3 August 2012
Beautiful views of Nuku Hiva from the airport road, Vaipo waterfall above Daniel's Bay and the skyline of Ua Pou
12 Photos
Created 3 August 2012
The island of Bora Bora in the Society group (which includes well known Tahiti) and a challenging and amazing hike to the top of the mountain.
8 Photos
Created 2 August 2012
The mysterious and beautiful island of Fatu Hiva, Marquesas including a hike to the waterfall and a birthday party.
20 Photos
Created 2 August 2012
2012 crossing from Mexico to Hiva Oa, The Marquesas, French Polynesia
9 Photos
Created 2 August 2012
The first stop in our "Puddlejump" was the beautiful volcanic islands of the Revillagegidos group off the coast of Mexico. They are a seldom visited treasure.
7 Photos
Created 2 August 2012

Who: Pat & John Gans and Mr. Sushi the pug
Port: Colorado Springs