Photo Gallery - April 2001
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and Dad mugging for the camera. We are just leaving Mexico. The town of Punta de
Mita can be seen in the background.
grinning with excitement at our departure from Mexico for Hiva Oa in the
suspended over the side is removing the paddle from Luke, our Monitor windvane,
which broke. Our position at this time was somewhere around 4 degrees N and 128
degrees W, aka the middle of the ocean.
she is working hard and staying cool under pressure.
Queen Jane has a mid-ocean rondezvous with S/V Vallela with Garth and Wendy
aboard. We just happened upon them one calm day, so we stopped to chat a bit.
Nav Computer displaying the chart with our current position just North of the
Nav Computer displaying the chart with our current position just AFTER crossing
Queen Jane flying the chute in light air in mid-ocean.
resting in the cockpit.
"Spearfish" (an unusual member of the Billfish family) we caught. We
released it because we were intimidated by its size and didn't know if the meat
was any good.
nice 30lb tuna we cought and successfully butchered.
tuna has been identified from this photo (by Marcus from Pez Vela) as an Oceanic
Skipjack. The meat is somewhat darker then I prefer but it was quite good!
being showered in the cockpit. He seems to be enjoying himself, don't you think?
he is really loving this!
Queen Jane sailing Wing and Wing with a poled out jib to port and mainsail to
stbd. This combination has been proven over the decades as a tried and true
winner. The ocean sailors best friend for downwind sailing. It was so for us as
island of Hiva Oa about 3 miles off. We did not see the island until we were
very close due to the heavy cloud cover the day we made landfall.
outside the Post Office in Atuona the "capital" of Hiva Oa.
main road in Atuona. The Gendarmerie (Police Station) is seen in this photo at
the head of a sharp curve.
Post Office in Atuona.
in Atuona relaxing in the shade while the Captain shuttles back and forth
between the Gendarmerie and the Post Office.
in costume. He is pretending to be some sort of superhero or something with his
cape, his hat and his backpack. We both agree this is the cutest picture of
Jonah we can remember seeing.
into the idyllic and peaceful bay of Hana Moenoa on the island of Tahuata, only
6 miles from Atuona on Hiva Oa.
the bay at Hana Moenoa, Tahuata.
dinghies having a "conference".
luxurious white sand beach at Hana Moenoa. Our first taste of paradise, Hana
Moenoa was everything we hoped a Pacific isle should be. Jonah especially
enjoyed playing on the deserted beach. Although this photo does not show them,
the bay is very popular and usually contains between 6 and 12 boats at a time.
great photo of the beach at Hana Moenoa. Beegs, you would have LOVED this
in deep thought working on a watercolor.
the incredible island of Ua Pou about 60 miles NW of Hiva Oa and Tahuata.
amazing skyline of Ua Pou. Tall spires, vertical rock faces, incredible ancient
volcanic calderas all make Ua Pou's profile unique and startling.
shot of Ua Pou during our approach.
the bay of Hakah'au the main village and capital of Ua Pou.
entrance to Hakah'au showing the breakwater which makes the anchorage usable.
Spires of Ua Pou's interior are without comparison. If I were a rock climber I
would think I was looking at Heavan.