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UPDATE - TALLSHIP SOREN LARSEN RETURNS IN 2004 TO EASTER ISLAND - PITCAIRN - MARQUESAS & TAHITI
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 2 hours away - their e.t.a. there is 1800 local time.

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Papeete, Tahiti.
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 Mail here.)

Wednesday 23rd May 2001                  
drydock2.jpg (4224 bytes)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.

 

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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. 

 

 

International 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.

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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.

 Tahiti1.jpg (8992 bytes)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
Tuamotos
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.
NEWPart 2 of Sally's Web Log report from Easter Island onwards. See below for her account of Pitcairn and onwards to the Marquesas!

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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 reaching Papeete. 

Click here for the Web Log report Pitcairn / Henderson to Marquesas.

Click 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:
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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 between Galapagos 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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VOYAGE CREW RETURNING HOME:  Scan and email or post your pictures of your voyage! If you have an account of your trip or a special moment then let us a know. Your tales can be included in the Voyage Log!

Email to escape%40sorenlarsen%2eco%2enz (send max 4 or 5 picture per email)

Soren Larsen Voyagers Log: P.O.Box 310 Kumeu, Auckland 1250 New Zealand

Contact our Auckland HQ:
Phone 00 649 411 8755
Fax 00 649 4118484
Email : escape%40sorenlarsen%2eco%2enz
Postal address P.O.Box 310 Kumeu
Auckland 1250 New Zealand

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Voyage Crew
Comments/Memories:
UK - Tenerife
NEW: Across the Atlantic
Pacific Wedding 96
Soren's Xmas Card

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Sally's reports:
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15 Pitcarin Island
14 Easter Island -Pitcairn
13 Sally's reports,
Panama-Easter I.

12 Pieter's Report
11 Galapagos 2
10 Galapagos
9 Panama
8 Panama Pics
7 Venez Islds

6 Grenadines
5 Caribbean
4 Mid Atl 1
3 Santa Cruz
2 To Madeira
1 Bay Biscay
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Paul Huisking reflects on his
Auckland -Panama
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last year.
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Voyage Crew Memories
Ian Marshall's Atlantic Crossing Voy 142, Dec 2000
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See pictures of the Curacao - Panama voyage at V. Crew Bob Lewis' own webpage

 

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See pics from John Homes and Alan Murphy of the Grenada-Curacao leg.
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Leaving Charlestown
Picture page.
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ReRigging Topmast
Pictures.

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UK Refit 1:
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Archived Voyage Logs:
A look back on our Year 2000  Global Odyssey from Auckland to the States and Europe...


Auckland to Easter Island

Easter Island to Panama and Miami

Miami to New York

NY, Halifax to
Amsterdam


For pictures of
London Voyagers Club reunion
Click here

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