Archive | May, 2010

Reflections on the crossing from Mexico to the Marquesas

With a little time to rest and regroup, Jamie and I reflected on the passage this morning over coffee (J) and English Breakfast tea (B- thank you, Clauson’s Fine Teas!). First, some statistics: Total miles: ~2950Top speed: 12.2 knotsBest 24 hour run: 193 milesDiesel consumed: 40 gallonsHighest windspeed: 35 (ITCZ squalls, and one intense night […]

Soaking up the beauty

Since our landfall was in the moonlight, we didn't fully appreciate the drama of the landscape until we awoke in the morning. It's stunning. Incredibly rugged, the islands lack the fringing reefs that protect so much of the rest of the South Pacific. Clouds stick to the top of knife-edge mountains like cotton candy; the […]

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