Captain Woody Cruising Adventure

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Circumnavigating Low Key Pix


Low Key's route around the world.




A calm day off Baja CA.  A shot from up the mast of Low Key.




A dance exhibition for the locals on the little Marquesan Island of Nuka Hiva.




Second mainsail blew up.  Landfall just ahead - beautiful Rangiroa.




Playing with the rays on Moorea.




Repairs at sea.




A Low Key sunset ;) off Bora Bora




Hanging out with Rick, our wonderful host and friend to cruisers at Bloody Marys Bora Bora.



 
Reef snorkelling anyone?








Typical Chinese fishing boat you'll find in the middle of oceans everywhere.  No radar, no answer on the vhf, no one on watch.  Keep an eye out.




Stocking up for our venture to the outer islands of the Yasawas, off Fiji.




Joanie, Keith and I with some friendly villagers.




The view from inside Low Key parked in the "International Anchorage" in Sydney Harbor, Australia.




My hero.  Ken demonstrated to me how to brew beer aboard.  This was his set up which took up a whole hull on his catamaran.




Being the right thing to do I offered these sailors a side tie in Sydney Harbor.




Sunset while anchored in Bundaberg, Oz.




My #2 headsail.  It was a tough smaller headsail that I didn't have to worry about.  I could sail like this up to about 30 knots.  Much over that and we went bare pole.




Nice beaches there on the Barrier Reef.  This was Whitehaven Beach off Arlie in Oz.




One of my favorite spots - Cocos Keeling in the Indian Ocean.




Chillin' on the beach in Cape Town.




Back at sea in the South Atlantic.  It was chilly at first.




Brazilian Beach in Recife.  We got a couple chairs, an umbrella and 6 or 8 large beers for 5$.




Carnival in Trinidad.  Lucky timing.  We watched large trucks with live bands and speaker stacks drive past for hours.  Each truck was followed by their own large group dressed in team colors.




Cartegena was a great stop.




The canal was spectacular as always.




Engine out repairs at anchor in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica.




One of our Mex stops (Low Key and I) Zihuatenejo.




Bashing up Baja.  We didn't stop.  No sense in getting comfortable.  Got home in time for the Tonga Share the Sail.




My first stop after Customs - Two Harbors Catalina




Back in King Harbor again.  My friends came out to welcome me home.