We have been preparing vessel and crew for our three week crossing to Marquesas, and the time has come to pull up anchor and sail off into the South Pacific.
Some of our preparation has included scrubbing Tanda Malaika’s belly, so her hulls are squeaky clean and free of anything that would slow us down.
We went to the post office and mailed off the creatures exams to American School of Correspondence so they can be graded.
We have visited with friends and said our goodbyes, and I made a big batch of South African fudge to share with them.
I started the sprouts so that a week from now when greens are eaten, we will still have something green to enjoy…
We went to immigration and got our passports stamped and checked out, made sure engines and generator are in good order and fishing gear is good to go.
Finally, we stocked up on fruits and veggies at the the mercado.
I love markets!!! Check out the cute baby under the table!
You think we bought enough eggs??? Now we will wash them, rub them in oil and store them.
We also bought squash and other things that will not spoil for a while so we will still have fresh veggies in the third week.
We returned to Tanda Malaika loaded down and ready to go.
Thank you to my buddy, Captain Elayne, who is my wonderful friend and experienced sailing instructor and captain in Hawaii, who keep close tabs on us in case of emergency. We love you Elayne.
I will be posting text and maybe one photo a day to the blog through satellite as we sail, so watch for updates on our adventure.
We love you all madly and are excited for this adventure!!! Next Stop, Hiva Oa, Marquesas!!!