Month: May 2017

Update 5th night at sea

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 1900hrs local time and all is well on board, but very uncomfortable. Short update only as we hang on at all times with an arm around something or other. Sleeping is almost impossible even braces into a tight spot because your body is literally being “flung” side to side. Today the […]

Night 3 at sea on Mayaluga

Local time here is 7:30pm Monday, May 29, 2017 and all is well on board. Karin is trying to get some rest before coming on watch at 2200hrs. I am sitting at the chart table using the little “ship’s computer” which is set up to control the frequencies on the SSB radio and work our […]

Back on the high-seas at last

We finally left Nuku Hiva at 1430hrs local time after broadcasting a BIG thank you to Kevin and his wife Annabella of Yacht Services Nuku Hiva on VHF. They have been outstanding support during this stressful time waiting for our engine to be revived. Patrick, the diesel expert who reassembled our Chrysler-Nissan got it running […]

Today is the day! Waiting for news!

Today is both a good day and a sad day.  It’s potentially a good day because we could get positive news from Tahiti that our engine head was repairable and will be shipped back to us.  It’s also a very  sad day because today is my young sister Lesley’s memorial service.  She passed away last […]

Waiting it out

There is one thing that we are developing while we wait for engine parts ….. PATIENCE!   Thank you Connie and Stefa for your timely words of encouragement.  We are getting somewhat immersed in the local cultural experience after being here for over 3 weeks.  Only 140 years ago human sacrifice was still practiced, and […]

Update from Nuku Hiva

Guess what?  The sun has been shining the last couple of days.  After 10 days of almost continual monsoons it is a welcome change and our spirits are soaring. It has been tough on the locals who have lost gardens and crops, and with it for many, their livelihood.  It has provided us with an […]