As we write this, Liz Clark is battling to save the life of her Santa Barbara-based Cal 40 Swell, which is on the hard in Raiatea. And she’s not alone, as powerful tropical cyclone Oli is bearing down on French Polynesia, starting with Bora Bora, and Raiatea / Tahaa, home to many cruising yachts and two of the main boatyards in French Polynesia. The tropical cyclone is then expected to continue on toward Tahiti, which is already suffering from the effects of very heavy rains and big seas.
The fear Liz is now experiencing is in complete contrast to the unexpected fun time she recently had with none other than singer, writer and actor Jimmy Buffett. The photos tell the story. We’ll have a more complete report on how it all happened in the March issue of Latitude.
Before anybody reads any hanky-panky into the photos, Buffett is known for enjoying playing for free in small venues with pick-up musicians and having anyone sing backup. And he’s as ‘regular guy’ as could be for someone who reportedly knocks down $100 million a year.