Field day at one of the local schools that Francis helped coach for the time we were there.
This is the backyard of a local who invited us to a lunch of bone fish seviche. amazingly delicious, but you did have to look out for bones.
A good friend of mine, Francis, was on his sailing journey around the world, and I joined him in the South Pacific, starting with the Cook Islands. After traveling for nearly 24 hours, I arrived in Aitutaki ready for the journey of a lifetime. The winds took us from that island to Niue, to Tonga, and then down to New Zealand. 2 1/2 months of sailing and living in a way unlike any other, followed by 2 1/2 months of road tripping through NZ, rounding it off with a 2 month stay in Sydney.
Enjoy the trip.
I’d start with Alaska, but I’d have to scan a ton of images. And I will, but not tonight. But to let you in on a little of the subject matter, I was living in San Fransisco for a spell when I suddenly decided to get up and head to the last frontier, for commercial fishing. a road trip? Yes. But the trip ended when I got to Homer, and the real adventure began. Long lining for Black Cod (boat 1), Halibut (boat 2), and tendering Salmon (boat 3). 3 months of big seas, sometimes 20-30 ft seas, freezing waters, moose, kodiak brown bears, whale bones, and a little jewel to top it all off.
pictures to follow at some point.
next stop: south pacific
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