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

First Day Out

27 March 2013 | Ensenada de Los Muertos
Bill, Tired
It wasn't very exciting today, but it was our first day out of town, and that's exciting itself!

Although not much happened today, a lot happened last night. We got to bed at our usual early hour, but at midnight, the Coromuels (named after Oliver Cromwell, we are told) started blowing. The winds start as cool winds from the Pacific Ocean and are pushed upward by the dry, hot, Baja peninsula and Sea of Cortez. By the time that they reached us, the winds were in the 25-30 kt range, requiring attention and a person to stay up all night watching that the boat didn't drag her anchor. Dragging an anchor is one of the great fears of sea-faring folk. Conni, Chip, and I spent turns siting in the cockpit watching that we weren't getting closer to shore.

A boat near us DID drag her anchor and we spent an anxious few minutes trying to awaken the owners and thinking about how we could fend off their boat if they got too close, and they missed us by 10 yards. The owners weren't too concerned since we finally got them awake, they took a look around, and went back to bed. Well, whatever.

We enjoyed a great day of motor sailing, making good speed. My engine got a good workout today and I'll give her a once-over before leaving tomorrow.

We'll leave tomorrow and motor/sail 42 miles to Los Frailes, spend the night, then motor/sail to Cabo San Lucas. We'll be there one night, then WE HEAD OUT!

We were part of the Pacific Puddle Jump net again tonight. One boat was 650 nm from the Marquesas! Very exciting! They've got 4-5 days to go.

So, it's getting real for us. We're setting in to the routine and all are getting along well.
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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