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

Conni Arrives!

14 June 2015 | Bora Bora Yacht Club mooring field
Happy Bill!
Happy 90th Birthday to my father.

Conni's back! It's so wonderful to have her here and to have her planning, her conversation, her attention to life's detail: all of those things that make our life aboard so pleasant.

She arrived a day later than I had understood, but she arrived when she said: 0750 on Friday. I awakened a bit early and took Phil to the Yacht Club dock for his departure back to the US, we said out goodbyes, and off he went to join his life, already in progress. Fare well, wherever you go, Phil, and thank you for your help. The check's in the mail.

From there I motored against the wind in the dinghy to the ferry dock and settled to await Conni's arrival. Within an hour, the ferry bearing my sweetie was entering the little Vaitape harbor. Since she was carrying her pack and a blue box full of boat supplies, she debarked last and I hurried over for a kiss and to take the load. After hurried greetings, we dumped the box in the dinghy and headed for great French coffee in the Aloe Cafe, a source of fabulous coffee and pastries. We had a meal aboard and started our four weeks of Conni and Bill time. We're NOT on a schedule! Holy smokes, this is the way other cruisers do it! Need a day for something? No problem.

We'll dinghy into town today, sometime, buy some groceries that include some luxuries for which passagemakers have no need such as cheese and wine (it is French island, for heaven's sake), and enjoy cocktails and a nice meal at the Bora Bora Yacht Club tonight. I've got numerous projects to complete, but I don't have to do all of them this instant: there's always tomorrow. What a difference.

We've got plenty of water, now, the solar panels are adding substantially to our energy balance, and for the most part, things are working. We'll charge the batteries heavily today and get them back on track. I completed rebuilding the main fresh water foot pump that began leaking, but haven't re-installed it.

Our tentative cruising plans are to re-visit Rangiroa in the Tuamotus, and see for the first time, Fakarava in those same islands. We might not visit the very expensive Tahiti at all, but perhaps its sister island, Moorea. We'll visit Huahine on our way to the Tuamotus. There are some 2-1/2 day crossings, but we can do that fairly easily at this point. The main thing is that we're on our own schedule, we move when we want and stay put when we wish. In all of our cruising, we've never had that ability.
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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