There is always something happening in a marina and Ala Wai is no exception. I might at some point really do the special posts with a tour, photos of some of the crazy boats and all that – but the for the moment, I’ll keep it ‘local’ to the boats just either side of us to port and starboard…
PORT: the dog boat. Well, the dogs were off the boat for about a week. I found out later they were simply on another boat… but last night the owner brought them back and so we’re back to the barking and feeling bad for the poor treatment of the animals. That’s all I’ll say about that for the moment.
STARBOARD: the first boat to starboard is called “Cutlass”. Turns out that she is also a model called Cutlass, built in the late 60’s in England. Well, she’s just changed hands and has recently been purchased by a young lady named Jess, originally from Orem, Utah! It’s her first boat and so she’s excited to take this boat and turn her around – she does need some TLC. Anyway, today they went out for the first time, Jess accompanied by the former owner, a guy named Joel. Jess was super excited to be going out on her first sail on her first boat… I remember the feeling from our first time out on Succa back in 2003.
Jess on her new- to-her “Cutlass” – ready to head into the blue for the first time. She got a GREAT deal on this boat.
If you’ve ever been out on your first sail on your very own first boat, you know what a happy moment this is. 🙂
Good Luck Jess!
Just a tad further to starboard is a very cool boat named “Willow”, owned and run by a super cool couple of cruisers, Greg and Bonnie. Greg built Willow himself more than 10 years ago and they have a lot of miles under the keel together. She’s an unusual boat that you just don’t see every day – a junk-rigged cat schooner. The only other boat we’ve seen like her was “El Lobo” back in Trinidad in 2009. Anyway, Greg and Bonnie are headed out today after an extended stay here at Ala Wai. They’ll be island-hopping their way back to the Big Island, where they have land and a permanent mooring in Hilo. In June, Greg will be jumping to Seattle and so we will perhaps have an SSB radio net with him as we plan to cross to the West Coast at about the same time.
Greg and Bonnie and their very cool, very experienced ‘Willow’.
Willow heads out the channel after leaving Ala Wai…
Ciao guys! Fair winds and here’s to hoping we meet up somewhere further down the road. BTW, you can follow their blog @ http://svwillow.net/
Last but not least, a few ‘life aboard’ pics of baby cakes – we did a yummy kind of cordon-bleu yesterday with prosciutto crudo. Delicious!!!!
Have a great weekend guys!!!!