HIVA OA!!

… is impressive. After 21 days at sea, and only 1 ship sighted in the past 3,000 miles, I was ready to subscribe to the flat earth theory. The Pacific ocean just goes on and on. It feels endless. And then here comes Hiva Oa. It’s a bit like finding […]

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They happen in threes!

After the Great Tonic Crisis, and the minor Starboard Toilet Blockage crisis (how dare it be the one that blocked – I don’t even use it!), I think I was suffering from a dose of hubris: this is not so hard! Only 500 nm to go – that’s just a […]

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And life goes on

Two weeks at sea? Really? I truly have lost any sense of time now.  I have to check the calendar.  What I do know is that I have less than 1,300 nm to go – 1/3rd.  It is almost confusing how fast these middle miles have clocked past, almost as […]

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Be careful what you wish for

Please!  Anything but the doldrums…I’m even ready for a storm (he said flippantly)! About 3 am, I nearly got rolled out of bed when Ressie very nearly did a wheelie down a wave.  This is a major squall. A wind alarm has gone off.  As I dimly reach consciousness, I […]

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