UPDATE - TALLSHIP SOREN LARSEN
RETURNS IN 2004 TO EASTER ISLAND - PITCAIRN - MARQUESAS &
2 April - 21 May - See more here
Sunday 3rd June 2001
Our new Voyage Crew have embarked for the start of the next
passage through French Polynesia. Following Customs clearance
and getting official paperwork completed, Soren Larsen has sailed
from Papeete. Captain Tony Davies will sail first to Moorea
which is about 2½ hours away - their e.t.a. there is 1800 local
Wed. 30th May 2001
Soren Larsen has completed dry dock and is back in the water. With the hull and
topsides freshly painted the crew are busy finishing the dozen other jobs on deck and
getting the ship ready for her next voyage. The cooks have been out and about
in town provisioning the ship with dry stores, meat and drinks and arranging the vegetable
delivery for the weekend. Voyage Crew from the next part of our journey to the Cook
Islands are starting to fly in to Tahiti and will be boarding the ship on Sunday.
(A word about Crew
Wednesday 23rd May
A baking hot day stayed dry all day and
this allowed the painting of the hull to go ahead. Two coats of antifouling have
successfully been applied. It has been decided to stay on the slipway an extra day and
Soren will go back in the water on Friday.
Monday 21st May 2001
Captain Tony has been caulking deck seams and topside planks as
rain yesterday delayed painting. The hull has been spot primed and is ready for the first
of two coats of International's antifouling.
Paints/Azko Nobel Ltd shipped all the materials for this dry-dock from
Auckland some weeks ago. Conditions are very hot and humid so the crew are starting early
each morning, although there is no way to avoid working through the heat of the day.
Monday 13th May 2001
The ship is up on the slipway in Papeete the crew scraping down the loose
antifouling on the hull and giving the topsides a well deserved once over. The occasional
torrential tropical downpours have tested their patience a little as they prepare the
paintwork, but all are working hard and making good progress.
Monday 8th May 2001
Soren Larsen has arrived in Tahiti and is at the capital Papeete.
Voyage Crew from the Easter Island passage have left the ship and the crew are now
preparing Soren for a month of maintenance which includes dry dock here. Owner Tony
Davies has flown up to relieve Captain Cottier who is returning home to New Zealand.
Maeva Beach, near Papette:
Friday 4th May 2001
Soren Larsen is arriving at Moorea this morning (local time) and then aiming to
arrive at Papeete tomorrow a.m. Sat 5th
Tues 1st May 2001
The ship is making its way south west through the Tuamotos towards Tahiti.
The ship arrived at Apataki p.m. on the 28th. This beautiful low lying atoll provided a
good snorkelling and an excellent spot for a BBQ ashore. Having made good time they
will sail to Rangiora tomorrow.
2 of Sally's Web Log report from Easter Island onwards. See
below for her account of Pitcairn and onwards to the Marquesas!
Tues 24 April 2001
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas
The ship has spent a couple of days here and having moved alongside the wharf to take on
fresh water is departing for Tahiti. They expect to stop once in the Tuamotos before
here for the Web Log report Pitcairn / Henderson to Marquesas.
here for the Web Log report Easter Island - Henderson.
Below are links to Sally Anderson's Web Log reports from
the Galapagos to Easter island:
Part 1 tells of their passage from Panama
to Cocos island - 7/12th Feb. Click here.
Part 2 covers from Cocos
Island to the Galapagos - 13/18th Feb. Click here:
Part 3 recounts their journey
and Easter Island, and their experiment in traditional navigation
methods, 22 - 28th Feb:
Part 4: Continues the passage
to their arrival at Easter
Island, 1st-19th March: Click here.
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