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

Work and Life in a Cradle

05 July 2018 | Raiatea Carenage, Raiatea
Red Hot Bill
We had stayed Tuesday night at Apooiti Bay, on a mooring. When we're there, although it's US$27/night, we do get hot water showers: that's worth a lot.

We had made arrangements to get the boat pulled from the water on Wednesday morning, but we had also decided it would be easier to get our jib repaired by Madame Faux if we got it to her while were in Apooiti: that's where her shop is, after all. The wind was still fierce on Tuesday, and into the evening so we made plans to arise early and see if we could drop the jib before the day's breezes began, and so we did. Whew! We used a halyard to move the heavy jib into the dinghy and motored to the dinghy dock to meet with Madame Faux, the sailmaker. She's fabricated a lot of stuff for us through the years, and it's been high quality, done on time, but never cheap. The material, alone, is expensive this far out, and she does superb work.

We delivered the jib to her and then brought her back to the boat to describe some projects that we wanted her to do for us. She's a trooper and has no qualms about jumping into a dinghy and then onto a strange boat. Measurements done, we delivered her to shore and motored to the Carenage. After some messing around, they got us out of the water and into a cradle by 1100 hours, and here we sit. We've become adept at the process of preparing the boat for getting pulled: removing the jib (done anyway, this time) and removing the forestay, preparing dock lines and fenders, and getting the boat through a coral garden and into the tiny slip for pulling.

It's SO HOT! With the hull in hot air and with little breeze, we've just been drenched with sweat and dehydrated. Tomorrow night, we move into the Pension and have a car so that we can get money, but the past nights in the yard have been sweltering and with NO BEER! Now THAT'S a problem! Of course we have cold showers here, and that's something, but a very cold beer at the end of the day would be very nice indeed.

By this time tomorrow, we'll have moved into the Pension, have a vehicle so that we can get supplies and money, and have purchased some Hinano...COLD HInano!
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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