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

Working in the Heat

31 December 1969 | Pension Tiare Nui, Raiatea
Hot Bill
Friday: It was hot today. With the boat’s hull in hot air and not cooler water, and no breeze, it was very hot below and worse above. I ran into trouble early in the day, got too hot, and floundered around all day. With the boat in the usual topsy-turvy project mode, finding the parts and tools to complete a task was difficult and frustrating. Conni was more successful than I in completing her list. My largest contribution was to scrape the algae and such from the Hydrovane rudder, and to get the dinghy cleaned and packed. It almost finished me! We also fiddled with the AC charger, although the behavior of our battery monitor, a Link 10, will require some head scratching and a few calls. Being able to retreat to the room, get she'd of the greasy sweat and salt, then stay cool and dry makes so much difference! For a guy raised in the South, I have a lot of trouble, now, with heat.

Saturday: Today, we accomplished a lot. We got both sails down and packed, and I got the Mercury outboard prepared, a two hour task. Conni continued her successful day’s working. The jib packing was delayed several times as squalls came roaring through, soaking us and the jib. With a growl, we headed below to wait out the downpour, and in 30 minutes of tropical sun, the sail had dried and we were at it again. I also got the Honda generator done, although I remembered later that we have tasks planned that might require that I use my American power tools. Damn!

In good French tradition, Conni went on cooking strike so we headed into town after some badly needed showers and enjoyed “steak frites”, steak and fries, at a dockside restaurant. We ambled around the dock and drooled over an Oyster 54, a spectacular and beautifully designed boat.
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, [...]
Home Page:
Wings's Photos - Main
No items in this gallery.