Hiva Oa

A real Pacific Island that has a quaint charm, Atuona Bay (Traitors Bay) is our port of entry to the Marquesas and after the customs formalities and a well earned beer we are invited to a local restaurant for a meal with the other early ARC arrivals. After our first night of uninterrupted sleep we…

Crossing The Pacific

Sunday 2nd March Day 1 Crossed the start line at 12.00 with full sail and genoa and against a forecast of no wind managed to make 8kts for the first 10 hours. The wind died away following a heavy shower and the clear sky gave a view of the galaxy that needed seeing to believe…

Ready To Leave The Galapagos

Tuesday 24th February and a return passage to Santa Cruz to ready the boats for the start of the crossing to Hiva Oa on Sunday 2nd March. Wednesday and Thursday was taken up trying to reduce the number of items on the repair and maintenance list while waiting to get refueled. Everything in the Galapagos…

The Final Countdown

A couple of days to the start of our Pacific adventure. Cycling has not been particularly fluent of late grabbing odd days between the conveyor belt of low pressure systems that have pounded our shores so it seems good timing to jump ship for some sailing and exploring on the other side of the globe.…

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Just over two weeks until we are off on our next sailing trip. We are helping to crew a 55ft Discovery yacht owned by our good friends Stuart and Pat Smith from the Galapagos Islands to French Polynesia. Stuart and Pat are currently undertaking a circumnavigation and this leg of 3000+ miles is one of…