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last days of french polynesia

September – October 2014 Upon Wil’s return to Tahiti, our days following were a whirlwind of activity. The day he returned, we spent one last night in “Carrefour Bay” near Marina Taina, where we shared drinks out with s/v Liward and s/v Macha. This would be the last time to see our dear friends, Steve … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ final days in Kiwiland

March 14 – May 1, 2014 Time to get a move on. The number of days delinquent in posting to the blog is rapidly growing. Regardless of how tardy I am, I thoroughly enjoy re-living our travels with every post. Our final days in New Zealand were a blur of activity. We had just splashed … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ family time in bay of islands

December 30, 2013 – January 1, 2014 I’ll never forget seeing my parents for the first time in over a year . . . standing on the Opua waterfront with Pete and Rae, our buddies from s/v Saliander. Early that morning, our dear friends had picked my parents up from the airport in Auckland and … Continue reading »

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tonga ~ a weather situation

October 8 – 11, 2013 During a stormy night in Tonga, there are a handful of us who learned or were reminded of some extremely valuable lessons when it comes to boat and crew safety with respect to Mother Nature. Luckily, our group of boats and crew were unharmed, but sadly, a local fisherman lost … Continue reading »

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marquesas to tuamotus

June 21 – 25, 2013 Before every offshore passage, we go up the mast to check all halyards, rigging, and attachment points, as well as look for anything that might be wrong. A few days before our departure from Ua Pou, I hauled Wil to the top. We’d been hearing a strange clanking sound develop … Continue reading »

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sitting high

December 16, 2012 Our last day in the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park was spent anchored at O’Brien’s Cay. As soon as we dropped the anchor, we headed off for another afternoon of snorkeling. We were returning to the boat when we noticed Full Monty sitting slightly high on her port side. We commented … Continue reading »

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life’s a breeze!

November 24 – 27, 2012 Over the next few days, the wind and waves continued to diminish. The days were sunny and beautiful as we continued to sail south. By our third day at sea, we comfortably fell into our offshore routine. The first two days had been so exhausting with minimal sleep, so after … Continue reading »

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final days in annapolis

October 8 – 10, 2012 The temperature had drastically plummeted. In the early morning, I was bundled up, sitting at the salon table, writing my blog post, and drinking my coffee. I suddenly noticed that I could see my breath inside the boat. It was 44 degrees F outside. It was Wil’s last day of … Continue reading »

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odd jobs

While we’ve been sitting at a marina waiting on parts, regular boat projects have continued. With the shore power amenity, it has been convenient to bring out a few power tools. A few final installations also help get some extra weight off the boat. While we were still on the hard at Jarrett Bay, Wil’s … Continue reading »

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our location

You will now be able to see our location as we move from place to place. I have also added the link to our sidebar. our current location As we pull away from the dock tomorrow morning, it could possibly be a few days before we get an internet connection again. (Our wifi antenna isn’t … Continue reading »

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