These are the voyages of the sailing vessel, Wings.

25 September 2020 | Home
20 September 2020 | Pension Tiare Nui
17 September 2020 | Pension Tiare Nui
14 September 2020 | Pension Tiare Nui
11 September 2020 | Raiatea Carenage yard
10 September 2020 | Raiatea Carenage slip
10 September 2020 | Haamene Bay, Taha'a
06 September 2020 | Vaiaeho Bay, Raiatea
04 September 2020 | Tapuamu Bay, West Side of Taha'a
31 August 2020 | Mooring Field, Bora Bora Yacht Club
28 August 2020 | Mooring Field, Bora Bora Yacht Club
25 August 2020 | Bora Bora Yacht Club mooring field
24 August 2020 | Tapuamu Bay, West Side of Taha'a
23 August 2020 | Tapuamu Bay, Taha'a
21 August 2020 | Tapuamu Bay, Taha'a
20 August 2020 | Uturoa, Raiatea
18 August 2020 | Raiatea Carenage
16 August 2020 | Raiatea Carenage
14 August 2020 | Raiatea Carenage
13 August 2020 | Raiatea Carenage

Departure Tomorrow

12 June 2018 | Avatiu Harbor, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Anxious Bill
Yep, we depart for the hard upwind slog back to French Polynesia, Bora Bora, in particular. Conni says that we'll have some lumpy weather with 20 knots on the bow for a few days: not our favorite. It means that we'll be tacking a lot and losing ground toward our target, but it's not to be helped.

Conni, as captain, will do the honors of paying dues and signing forms, and I'll stay behind and prepare the boat for the journey. We've loaded provisions and fuel, and I've got only 5 more gallons to haul to the boat. Sheesh! We'll jockey around to another quay for filling our water tanks, too, before leaving. We hope to have everything completed by early tomorrow afternoon.

We fetched Julia, so we're ready for the crossing by crew, too.

Yesterday, as we were walking along in Avarua near the government offices, a nicely dressed gentleman began to walk beside us and we greeted him, "Kia Orana", and he began a nice conversation, asking, as people will do, where we're from and such. As we told him that we planned on an around-the-island bus trip today, he offered to take us himself. We agreed. He provided his business card, and it was none other than the New Zealand High Commissioner to Cook Islands, Peter Marshall! Wow! Astounding. We did show up and he did take us on a round-island tour and answered questions that we would not have had answered.

I did post a page on the site with photos of His Excellency, and some other sights.

Wish us luck.
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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