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Nordik Light - Thursday, May 4, 2017 Log
Nordik Light - Thursday, May 4, 2017 Log
Nordik Light - Thursday, May 4, 2017 Log
Nordik Light - Thursday, May 4, 2017 Log
Nordik Light - Thursday, May 4, 2017 Log
Nordik Light - Thursday, May 4, 2017 Log
04/05/2017

Lexington - Nuka Hiva photos that I didn’t get to send earlier

Here are some photos of Nuka Hiva that I didn't get to send earlier due to lack of internet service. Enjoy!Up on hilltop overlooking the bay where we were anchored  Me blocking a beautiful view on Nuka Hiva    Ceremonial site on Nuka HivaKaren, Jack and Sam on Nuka Hiva tour at an overlook at one of the highest points.  Waterfalls on Nuka Hiva  Well in stone to hold tattoo ink May fair winds fill your sails with a bucket list of your desires! Bob. read more...


03/05/2017

Lexington - Reality Check

So we saw a disturbing sight as we came into Huahine yesterday. As we were going up the west side of the island heading to the entrance we saw a boat that did not appear to be moving. As it turned out, it was aground on the reef. There were other boats around that were probably there to help. There were people on the reef standing in the water. There were people on the boat. It was saddening to see. We just hope it was salvaged. We came by the area later and did not think the boat was there. Seeing this just makes you more careful about your navigation. I always try to make sure everyone is comfortable and checks my piloting. Multiple eyes are always better. May fair winds fill your sails with wind that carries you away from reefs! Bob. read more...


03/05/2017

Lexington - Dive Photos

Moray eel bottom center. Only see about 1/5 of himPretty yellow fishBlack tipped sharkMay fair winds fill your sails with real sharks, not lawyers–they are easier to get along with!  Bob. read more...


03/05/2017

Lexington - More Internet Photos

SunsetBreadfruit treeAlan Owens enjoying night sailingCoastal photos May fair winds fill your sails with fresh winds! Bob. read more...


03/05/2017

Lexington - Internet Connect Photos

  We are at a nice beach restaurant and bar Our boat at the end of the tree branchPoorly dressed sailor washed up on the beachOld religious site. Count me as having gone to church!Religious stone workMore lava at religious siteOur restaurant for tonight  May fair winds fill your sails with tranquility!  Bob  . read more...


03/05/2017

Lexington - 5/2/17 Huahine Iti Island

We arrived in Huahine Iti island and stopped in Haapu bay. We are going to use this as a lunch stop. We are going to Baie D’Avea a little further south because there is a little more going on like restaurants and hotels and good snorkeling. I will send a couple of photos. More to come!  Bob. read more...


03/05/2017

Lexington - Home Sweet Home

We left Moorea before dark. We are sailing about 80 miles to the next island. Karen fixed dinner tonight. She fixed a big beef roast with potatoes in the pressure cooker and Wonder Bag. She also fixed a salad with beets, one of my likes and then she topped it off with pineapple upside down cake with whipped cream topping which is my favorite cake. If you do not know what a Wonder Bag is, it is a big insulated cloth bag used to slow cook. It was developed for poor African communities with limited fuel. The idea is that you use your fuel to get the pot up to cooking temperature and then put it into their insulated bag which will keep the temperature up for 4-8 hours. You can also use a pressure cooker with the same idea. We got one to try to preserve fuel. It is just a different crock. read more...


03/05/2017

Laura Dawn - French Polynesia Log 12: No more Tetley

Can we ever be happy again!?Backflips off the boat, snorkelling, whipping around in the dinghy, watermelon slices, cup a soups, super noodles, quiz's, afternoon beer and nuts (with the occasional olive) will never be the same! We saw Jack off at the airport last night, the start of his 24 hour journey back to the homeland.We were sat staring at the empty teacup this morning, that usually brews his morning Tetley tea.What can I say: Its been a blast, we will miss him. A huge thank you to Bob on Lexington for hosting a fab farewell party on the (superyacht: no less) dock Wednesday night to give a great send off to all the crew heading home, our quiz buddies: El and Stevie from Owl also going back on the same flight as Jack. Many of the fleet are in Tahiti, so it was great to see everyone. read more...


03/05/2017

Timshel - Moorea

Finally managed to tear ourselves away from Carrefour and the washing machines at the launderette on Monday, though getting fuel took rather longer than expected - Duty Free Fuel permit on ipad rather than paper did not seem to be acceptable and the guy did not seem to be v pleased to be serving a British boat.Eventually marina manager Phillipe (who is v nice) was summoned and sorted it all out (yes of course we have all the paperwork, look they are on the list - see all the boats with this flag are on the list ... in French to the guy).Anchored for the night at the head of Cooks Bay - fantastic scenery very green water and a perfectly peaceful calm night.Well there is the road but we ignored it.Now at E side of entrance to Baie d'Opunohu - nice swim lots of fish, also fantastic scenery. read more...


Misto - Arriving in beautiful Huahine
Misto - Arriving in beautiful Huahine
Misto - Cultural event on Moorea
Misto - Cultural event on Moorea
02/05/2017

Misto - Days 111-115: Moorea and Huahine

With our repairs as complete as possible we departed Marina Taina for Moorea. On the north of the island Cooks Bay and Opunohu bays are probably the most photographed bays in the South Pacific islands.We anchored behind the reef at the entrance to Opunohu bays.They are certainly both beautiful, although Cooks bay appeared a little more choppy and open to the wind.Our one surprise was the huge cruise liner Emerald Princess that was anchored in the bay when we arrived.Other large cruise liners arrived on successive days. We took our bikes to the dock at Papetoai village and set off to bike around the two bays.This was a rather optimistic objective and we eventually got around Opunohu bay and half way down the west side of Cooks bay before deciding to turn around.The total trip was about 20. read more...


02/05/2017

Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light

Sunday, April 30, 2017Supposed to get up at 5am, but didn’t sleep well and was awake at 4:14.Got up 4:40;Sally was awake too.I trimmed my beard, shaved with Sally’s leg razor, mine being packed away, and showered.Had sea bag already closed up and downstairs by the front door, along with my backpack-carry-on.Jeans, shoes, socks by front door, I was dressed and the taxicab-minivan was there.Two young guys, one quiet, going home at the end of his shift and one more talkative driver. Got to the airport (JFK) without incident, at the Delta International terminal.Checked bag after waiting maybe 15 minutes.The counter people were friendly.Headed for the gates, going through security where some people had to remove shoes, some didn’t.I didn’t.I walked, took a shuttle bus to terminal C, found the. read more...


Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light
Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light
Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light
Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light
Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light
Nordik Light - Crew Gathering for Nordik Light
01/05/2017

Lexington - 4/30/17 Sunday at Moorea

We had a very nice day today. I went for a walk for about 2 miles. I found a little restaurant that had free internet so I sent a bunch of photos that I had not sent before. Sam did another lesson for scuba. Alan just chilled out. He got a little extra sun yesterday. Karen swam around the boat a little and cleaned the water line. I took another fella from Skyelark to use my hookah for about an hour of diving. I found an octopus but I do not have a photo. I do not know why my camera did not work. There will be more opportunities. We finished off the day by meeting up with a few boat crews on the beach for a beer and a gab session and coming back to the boat for pasta. Tomorrow Sam and I will have two dives in the morning. Good night. May fair winds fill your sails with fun days! Bob. read more...


01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo: Well camouflaged fish

May fair winds fill your sails with beautiful nature!  Bob. read more...


01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo: Fish feeding

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo: Bright Yellow Fish

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo: shark

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo:: Eel in flashlight

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo: fish

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba photo: starfish

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Nuka Hiva traditional dance

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Great Meal!

Edwin and Bianca serving up an Italian meal on their boat Zeeland. read more...


01/05/2017

Lexington - Waterfall at Daniels Bay in Nuka Hiva

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Shark!

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Clam embedded in coral.

 When partially open it is brilliant blue!. read more...


01/05/2017

Lexington - Dinner at south end of Fakarava

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Scuba diving

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Tahiti: flowers

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Big cruise ship in Opunohu Bay on Moorea

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Looking into Cook's Bay on Moorea

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Anchorage at Moorea

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Sail boat anchored off beach on Moorea

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Tahiti water falls

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: And another!

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Another beautiful flower

OK all you gardeners! What is this one?!. read more...


01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Up the west coast of Tahiti

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Water Falls

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Pink Beauty

To all the flowers lovers out there? Can you identify this one?. read more...


01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Water Lily

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: It's a Beauty

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Testing my balance on my short board

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: With Al at Water Falls

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01/05/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Blow Hole

This is a blow hole on the east side of the island. Swells go in an opening, thru a small cave with a small connection to the outside that the air is forced out of.. read more...



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