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Tagged With: offshore passages

daily routine on the pacific

April 23 – May 13, 2013 Everyday for 21 days, with very little variation, we maintained a fairly constant routine. Each morning, as Wil was finishing his graveyard watch, he would have a walkabout on deck. This was the perfect time to see what daylight would expose. This was his way of finding out if … Continue reading »

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into the unknown ~ day 1

April 23, 2013 It was on a Tuesday morning near 0900 hours when we hauled the anchor from Isabela Island in the Galapagos. Anxiety and excitement turned in our stomachs. We would be sailing into the biggest unknown of our lives. There was a good wind that had arrived to help us bid farewell to … Continue reading »

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Protected: when all you see is ocean & sky

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long story, short

April 22, 2013 As we area getting ready to make our leap across the Pacific Ocean, for the time being, here is the short story of our past month. March 4 – 14: After transiting the Panama Canal, we spent 10 days anchored near La Playita on the outskirts of Panama City. The majority of … Continue reading »

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jamaica to san blas

January 26 – 30, 2013 Passage planning for our crossing from Jamaica to the San Blas Islands of Panama was the most difficult for us to date. At this time of the year, there is a stationary low pressure system that sits down in the Colombian basin of the Caribbean Sea. This weather low constantly … Continue reading »

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hesitation or commitment ~ a gulf stream crossing

November 23 – 24, 2012 ~Part Two~ Night was upon us, with an almost full moon lighting the way, allowing us to see the waves of the Gulf Stream. We could only imagine what some of these monsters looked like in the daytime. For the most part, the conditions on the Gulf Stream weren’t anything … Continue reading »

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hesitation or commitment ~ a gulf stream crossing

November 23, 2012 ~Part One ~ One moment of indecision could quite possibly change an entire course. For us, it was a moment of commitment that took us across the treacherous waters of the Gulf Stream, and put us on a direct course for the Bahamas. After a week of studying weather forecasts, the day … Continue reading »

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