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!
Less than 12 hours to go, and we’re ready for land for sure. Continue reading Less than 8 hours left & sh*t happens
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 leaving to go through the Panama Canal tomorrow! This time should be the charm; Don says if we return it’s a sign that we’re destined for the Mediterranean. It will be hard to say good by to … Continue reading Panama Canal Again – Tomorrow on Enjoy
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?
Did you sell Enjoy and buy a new boat? Well… we had two offers on Enjoy that came in during the 2023 Miami boat show thanks to our wonderful Panama Yacht Broker, Charles Bodian. Concurrently during that time, we had … Continue reading Full Circle Decision Regarding Enjoy
Abort Abort! Since we enjoyed the 10 mile Golfito hike to the Rainforest Mountain Reserve last time we were here, we invited cruiser friends Ian and Mary (MV Aegis) and Laura (SV Carinthian) to join us again. This time, we … Continue reading Last Days in Costa Rica
November 17: Day One Imagine driving your only home, but for the first time, attached to a 47′ monohull, for 80km for two days! And, ensuring both boats stayed in the middle of each of six locks, each dumping loads … Continue reading Our Panama Canal video links