These are the voyages of the sailing vessel, Wings.

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
25 July 2021 | Pension Tiare Nui

Back Aboard Wings!

22 April 2015 | Vuda Marina, Fiji
Happy Bill!
Hot? Yes. Biting insects? Yes. But we're back aboard our beloved Wings! Hurray!

We awakened early again, the last in our neat bure. We had our usual lovely fruit and yoghurt breakfast and left a bit of tip for the lovely ladies who have helped us all week. Conni returned a bit later and one of the ladies gave her a big hug: tips are not usual in Fiji.

The work crew completed most of the tasks for which we had paid, and we were sorry to see them go. I've posted a photo of them on a page of the site. As I've said, they are all kind and gentle folks and if given direction will work all day to make you happy. Thanks, guys.

Ritesh, the mechanic, returned and we FINALLY got the engine running smoothly. We changed out the injectors to a set which luckily I had rebuilt in Anchorage. Conni will have these replaced ones rebuilt when she returns home. We troubleshot cooling issues, electrical issues, and diesel-leaking issues, but by day's end the engine ran smoothly. Jeez, it was nice to hear the engine purring, but living in an enclosed cabin with a 200°F, 250-pound block of cast iron, makes for a hot afternoon.

The charger arrived this morning and I got it installed in record time since it was identical to the old one and I could use every screw hole and all of the wires were ready to go. Power at last! We can charge our electronics, we can use lights, we can use fans, we can listen to music (as we are, now: thanks Tony Bennett), and we can run the fridge and have cool drinks.

A marine refrigeration expert dropped by this morning and laid on hands on the 'fridge: he came to the conclusion that nothing was wrong with it. Well, if you say so…..

I pulled the old, now useless, windlass battery and the new one was delivered this afternoon. I'll get it unpacked and we'll see if it is, in fact, an AGM. It's hard to see that from the outside of the box. If it's not, I'm not sure of our strategy, but we'll have to do something to use it.

The day is cooling, finally, as I type this while sitting in the cockpit. We badly need to shower, have a bit, and get to sleep aboard Wings for the first time in ten months.
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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