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 Rose--resting

23 June 2015 | Savu Savu to Futuna
Patricia Gans
24 June 2015, 03:55 a.m. 14 deg 29.5 S, 178 deg 14.93 W

Vakacegubreathing, resting, peace.

Dear friends and family, Just when I thought I would surely scream and was already silently shrieking inside because my skin hurt and my teeth hurt and my hair hurt and the tiny hair cells inside my cochlea which transmit the frequency of the engine to my auditory nerve and thence to my brain were completely frazzled, just at that moment, the breeze came up from the west. We are traveling north so this westerly breeze crosses our port beam which is perfectly delightful. And the seas smoothed down to almost glass. And the stars came out to play! And the few scattered lights of Futuna are twinkling on the horizon. And although it is certainly not yet twilight, dawn already suggests itself to the underside of the clouds. You must understand we are sailors and we love the wind. When that wind deserts us it is as though the sun went out or all the petals fell from a lovely blossom. But now she is back and carrying us silently and peacefully on toward our goal which will surely be within our reach by first light. The lines creak. The sea bubbles past. The sails swish gently. The engine rests and so do I. What a delicious moment. Always, Pat
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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