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

We leave for Niue!

17 May 2015 | Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga On Wings
Bill, writing in the rain
We leave for Niue tomorrow morning, after we filled with fuel and water, and I've negotiated with the Tongan authorities. It's been a nice stay and good break for a while, but we're ready to move on.

Weather has been fine, and the Tongan people have taught us a lot about their country. We have learned, for example, that the young people are not as religious and conservative as their parents. We've met young men and women who live apart from their parents, enjoy the bright life, and talk trash with the best of them. It's been quite an education. The world changes even in the South Pacific, and the rate at which it changes can be disconcerting for all.

Our weather router, Conni, tells us that we have good weather for quite a few days: good news.

One of the nicest things about cruising is meeting people from everywhere in the world who've sailed to these exotic and distant locations. So it was tonight as we enjoyed our last meal ashore for quite a few days and conversed by a crew of three from New Zealand just completing a circumnavigation. Since NZ is so close, they're all quite excited, as you can imagine.

We've had this engine problem since we started. The diesel needs glow plugs to start and the only way that I could get them glowing was to crawl under a table and jump them from the starter. I was the only one who knew how to do it, so there was a safety issue, too. After two days of work, I solved the many small problems and one large problem that caused the failure. What a relief!

With luck, we'll have another blog while underway to Niue, or from Niue, and then on to Rarotonga.

Oops, it's raining again. To bed since we have a long day.
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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