Sunday, March 31, 2013


 We stepped into this world apart.  Memories of the other fading.  
Only my pinky toe hanging on.
Fought 20 knot winds and 10 foot swell to get back to the place that pinky toe was hanging on to.
Maybe easier to just sever the pinky toe and continue downwind...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mili Surf!

Some great surf down in Mili.  Low tide, with the waves sucking the reef dry, was sketchy, though.   I paddled in bloody one session, and bruised a bit after another.
When the swell was small, I named one spot Dolphins and another Mosquitos.  When the swell picked up, Mosquitos changed to Drainos and Dolphins became Grinders!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Snorkeling in Mili was fantastic.  reef sharks and giant clams.  so many different fish!

 drop to the blue

During a rainy day, and feeling a bit cooped up in the boat, we decided to hang out under the boat
with the scuba hose.
Serena at the surface

going deep to rescue a spear

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A giving culture

It quickly became battle of the gifts!  We were given a huge bunch of bananas, and once they started turning, they all went quick.  So we tried dehydrating them on the cabin top... 

We were given so many coconuts in the beginning, we thought there would be no way to eat them all.  Very quickly though, we had formed a habit of eating at least 4 a day, and everytime we ran out, more would show up!  
In retaliation we gave away some of our canned food, helped with outboard engine repair, and we made a cake for the mayor.  In return, though, we got coconut crab, lobster, and coconut wine!  We had lost the battle, and I think that is the way the islanders prefer it.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mili Atoll, Marshall Islands

While Serena visited we sailed from Majuro to Mili Atoll.  We had a beautiful sail that took one day and one night.  We sailed through the pass into Mili in the pooring rain, too! 
A beautiful quiet place, Mili Atoll. 

half bird half woman

 The birds, so fine tuned for this windy environment.

 copra spikes, and pig eating sprouted cocos