These are the voyages of the sailing vessel, Wings.

13 July 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
05 July 2018 | Raiatea Carenage, Raiatea
03 July 2018 | Apooiti Bay, Raiatea, French Polynesia
01 July 2018 | Tapuamu Bay
30 June 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
27 June 2018 | Raiatea, French Polynesia
25 June 2018 | Bora Bora Yacht Club mooring field, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
24 June 2018 | Raiatea, French Polynesia
23 June 2018
12 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
10 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
08 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
07 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
31 May 2018 | Uturoa
29 May 2018 | Uturoa, Raiatea
27 May 2018
24 May 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
23 May 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui
22 May 2018 | Penion Tiare Nui
22 May 2018 | Pension Tiare Nui

No News is Good News

08 June 2017 | Fare Lagoon, Huahine, French Polynesia
Lazy Bill
We’ve been indolent cruisers for the past two days. We’re still hanging on a mooring in Fare lagoon.

Night before last, and into yesterday, we had downpour after downpour. I started the night in the cockpit but soon was forced to retreat below decks for sleep. The squalls deposited “Prince William Sound” level rains. Yesterday, it required 20 minutes to bail the dinghy via pan and hand bilge pump. What a downpour!

Eventually, the rain subsided and we used the opportunity to motor into Fare for more water and supplies. We were forced to wait at the Huahine Yacht Club for our laundry to be done, darn it, and had to suffer through a beer each and then two Maitais each. What we won’t do for clean clothes! We had a lovely evening aboard and got to bed early.

I had word from my sister, Debbie, that the pump parts had arrived in Nashville, so they’ll arrive on Sunday. There’s a 90° elbow and two 3/4” thread-to-hose barbs that I would have to remove from the old pump and install on the possible replacement, but If I go to the rebuild, that’s not necessary, and that’s the way that I tend to go.

I’ve had several people, whose opinion I trust, that using the water maker pump is not the better choice, so its use it now a distant third option. With the direction of the trades, we can probably get to Raiatea for the pump rebuild with no engine help other than the final docking in Uturoa harbor. I’ve already made arrangements with the Raiatea Carenage staff to help me with that rebuild on Thursday, after we’ve had our guest rest and then see what’s to be seen locally. All told, it’s a good plan.

Today was more of the same. We read, watched our neighbors, and did almost nothing. Shoot, we didn’t even motor to Fare! I don’t remember when we’ve done so little. I did manage to complete my huge book, “Castles of Steel” about the naval war in World War 1, a present from my brother. If you enjoy history, the author is a Pulitzer Prize winner, so it’s well written and exhaustively researched.

Tomorrow is a bit more of an action day and we need to prepare for our guests who arrive on Sunday. We’ll be busier, anyway.
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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