These are the voyages of the sailing vessel, Wings.

27 June 2022 | Home
30 September 2021 | Home in Anchorage
16 September 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui
12 September 2021 | Pension Tiare anui
10 September 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui
09 September 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui
05 September 2021 | Raiatea
03 September 2021 | Raiatea
01 September 2021 | Apu Bay, Taha'a
31 August 2021 | Apu Bay
28 August 2021 | Bora Bora
22 August 2021 | Bora Bora
21 August 2021 | Bora Bora
20 August 2021 | Now, Bora Bora
15 August 2021 | Faaroa Bay, Raiatea
14 August 2021 | Fare, Huahine
10 August 2021 | Avea Bay
01 August 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui
30 July 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui
27 July 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui

The Night Before Leaving...

25 March 2013 | Marina Palmira, La Paz, Mexico
Anxious Bill
We awakened early for our last day of work before leaving. We hosted our zarpe health inspector, and our agent, as they came by for the "health inspection". The health inspector sat in the cockpit and asked if we had insects aboard. No? He completed some paperwork and left. That'll be US$100, please. Sigh.

We opened the whisker pole tube to find….a usable, ready to go whisker pole?


We found a whisker pole from which someone, somewhere, some time, had removed an end fitting. I am not kidding you. So, after all the waiting, huge expense, we have no usable pole. I'll try to fabricate something for use when we get out of town. West Marine and Forespar are now fighting about who's responsible. Sigh.

Ah, the zarpe. Conni goes to pay for it. It's ready. Destination? Tahiti?


San Diego. San Diego? Have any of us EVER mentioned San Diego? No. We'll try to have that sorted before we leave.

Oh, yeah…the freshwater pump failed today. Replacement is US$240 here in La Paz. The thing has worked flawlessly for many years and it failed today. I suppose the silver lining attitude is that it's better here than somewhere in the South Pacific where we'd never get a replacement.

It's been an expensive and frustrating day!

Results of the day:

The zarpe was changed to Tahiti. The zarpe was hand delivered to us with my name forged on the document swearing that the REAL destination was always Tahiti. Works for me.

We bought a new freshwater pump and I installed it, and got the wiring straight. So, what's the word on our freshwater pump? It wasn't the pump! When it didn't work, I did check the voltage to the pump, but it showed 13 V at the pump. The problem? Bad wires that I replaced. It's much quieter than the old one and we have a spare.

The missing whisker pole end might be available for me to install in Cabo. We'll wait until tomorrow to find out whether Forespar will spring for the dollars to ship it.

This is our last night in La Paz. The next two will be in coves between here in Cabo San Lucas. We're about to start.

To all of you who have sent us good wishes, thank you. As we head off, you cannot know how it feels to take such wishes with us.
Vessel Name: Wings
Vessel Make/Model: Passport 40
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: William Ennis and Constance Livsey
About: We've been married since 1991, and both retired from our respective jobs (teacher and attorney) after long careers. We live in the most exotic of the United States: Alaska. We cruise on Wings for half the year, enjoying our home state the other part of the year.
We've sailed Wings Southward from Alaska since August, 2010. We joined the BajaHaha from SoCal to Mexico in 2012. We joined the Pacific Puddle Jump in 2013 and crossed the Pacific Ocean. Wings "over-summered" in French Polynesia. We continued our journey through western French Polynesia, [...]
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