(posted by Matt) I eagerly told friends and family that Jungin and I are going to the Marquesas. The usual reply was, “Where are the Marquesas again?” The Marquesas Islands are the furthest island group in the world from any continent. The islands are about 1,900 miles south of Hawaii, which puts them 500 miles … Continue reading Marquesan Festival
After 4 days of living in a compartment pitching randomly in every direction, knowing what Jim meant by he had bruises on top of bruises, learning how to carefully think out ahead of time how to move 4 feet in the cabin without getting hurt. Now the sailboat rests in a tranquil paradise of this … Continue reading Rarioa
Atuona was interesting. We got fresh baguettes and a slab of tuna at the local gas station. We played frisbee on a well-kept soccer field right off the beach where the breeze gave a steady lift to the disc. We even went to the local Friday night music event at the tin roof, open air … Continue reading Hanamenu Bay
After 23 terrifying, sleep-deprived, wonderful, boring days at sea, Akela made landfall at the island of Hiva Oa (population 2500) in the Marquesas group of French Polynesia. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquesas_Islands> There were low clouds, so we couldn’t see the mountainous island until we were 25 miles away. With a light wind behind us, we didn’t catch our … Continue reading Landfall: Hiva Oa!
Check out the picture archive (the "Archives" tab on the main menu) where digital pictures are posted and archived. This collection of pictures was taken over the years with family and friends aboard Akela. As we collect more pictures, I'll continue to dump them here. The choice and timing of the pictures posted here may seem … Continue reading Picture archive is up!
Check out the new ultimate frisbees. Soon to be a collector's item. We have the crazy idea that we'll deliver ultimate frisbees to kids in the Pacific Isles. We'll have fun trying anyway.