2023 Video Check out our 6 minute video sailing to the South Pacific. It chronicles the past year from sailing the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Panama, the 30 day passage to French Polynesia, scuba and drift diving in … Continue reading Sailing Video, Fish Attack, Shark Wall and Closing Up
72 hours nonstop sail What a great sail! We only motored 2 hours of the three day passage, sailing from Ua Pau, an island in the middle of French Polynesia’s Marquesas archipelago, to Rarioa, our first island in the Tuamotus … Continue reading Sharks and ants in Paradise!
We’re back on the move, sailing French Polynesia Continue reading Back in the saddle again
Less than 12 hours to go, and we’re ready for land for sure. Continue reading Less than 8 hours left & sh*t happens
Never try to take down a Parasailor in 31 kts wind Continue reading 80% of the way observations
Fish killer While I’d love to fish more, we have completely full freezers with other proteins and veg, so I have to pace myself. We caught a small mahi mahi and were able to successfully pull the hook out and … Continue reading Fish killer, fruit & veg killer, 50% there & almost famous!
What is the connection between the equator and shellbacks? Traditional mariner lore (see great Naval History and Heritage Command blog here), is that a sailor is considered a Polywog until she crosses the line, eg the Equator. At that point, … Continue reading We just crossed the line, morphing from Polywogs to Shellbacks!
Engine troubles They say, a catamaran always has a full set of engine spares. Why? By default, we have a second engine, while most monohulls don’t. Often trawlers have a “get-home” engine, but not typically monohull sailboats. So, when we … Continue reading Dead engine, running 8 hours off course, and 20% of the way there
How to modernize your boat’s communications and safety equipment Continue reading Comms / Safety Equipment are a Chang’ing
Yes we are, or as well as we can be. What do we think you need to do when you get ready for a non-stop 3,000 mile passage? Passage planning While we intend to leave Panama from La Playita Marina, … Continue reading Ready for South Pacific Run Tomorrow?