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The work has really finished and we are heading north at last. We don't have an itinerary, we don't have a time frame, we are just heading north and exploring lots of new places...
May 01, 2009: There is another beach just around the corner “Yarrabah” and we decide to head there for a look. Very disappointing after Turtle Bay. We had to anchor a long way out, there was a lot of mud and not much going for it. So after a brief explore we up anchored and headed to Yorkey’s Knob and the Bluewater Marina which will be our home for the next couple of months. I suppose... » read more89 posts (13782 words) 193 photos 5 comments
Puget Sound - Strait of Juan de Fuca - Oregon - California - San Francisco - Morro Bay - San Diego - Mexico
25.08.2013: We are spending the night in Port Angeles as we make our way out of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Our next stop should be Neah Bay which is very close to Cape Flattery and is a sheltered harbor where we can wait until the conditions look suitable for us to start sailing the west coast of Washington and Oregon, heading south towards California. After leaving Olympia we stopped in Gig Ha... » Mehr...3 Einträge (2137 Wörter) 0 Fotos 0 Kommentare
Adelaide South Australia to the East Coast of Australia for 2009
October 09, 2009: Leaving Keppel Bay MarinaThe military exclusion zone that was in place until the 26 July was causing considerable angst amongst sailors gathered at Keppel Bay Marina particularly as there was an ideal window of weather but an additional section had been added further east of the general zone due to joint exercises between the Australian and the US Navies. We decided that we would make for... » read more17 posts (25341 words) 0 photos 11 comments
Woza Moya is a 39 foot sailing yacht that Allen has kept in the British Virgin Islands for the last 5 years. The boat is being phased out of charter service so it is time to bri...
August 01, 2011: Hopefully, if all goes well, tomorrow early afternoon we will arrive in Havre de Grace concluding our 2000 mile voyage that has stretched over 7 weeks and seen numerous crews helping with various parts of the voyage. Today we boarded the boat at Herrington Harbor in Deal MD where she had been left last week when the previous crew had to return th their normal lives. Our crew for the last 70 m... » read more54 posts (14799 words) 126 photos 9 comments
ISla Santa Cruz, Galapagos -Pacific Ocean - Big Island, Hawaii - Maui - Oahu
September 12, 2011: After spending nearly four months in Gentry’s Boatyard and Honokohau harbor, it was with some relief that we set off on the morning of September 1st with a plan to visit Homomalino Bay (30 miles or 48 km south) for a few nights and then go around the south end of the Big Island to visit somewhere else. We had enjoyed Kailua Kona but were ready for a change of scene. Anyway, wi... » read more19 posts (24950 words) 204 photos 0 comments
July 15th 2009 we move aboard S/V Harmony for a year. We will be hanging around cape cod and the islands for the rest of the summer, then heading south to the Florida Keys for ...
June 01, 2010: Heading south again from Marsh Harbor we sailed about 25 miles to Little Harbor, the last stop in the protected Sea of Abaco before the 50 mile jump across the 12000 foot deep Northeast Providence Channel to the island of Eleuthera. We visited Eleuthera about 13 years ago, just after we got married and stayed in a resort for the whole week without leaving the compound, or seeing any of th... » read more40 posts (12706 words) 220 photos 14 comments
We plan to sail from Southern Spain to the Balearics, then on to Sardinia, maybe Corsica, then Scicily, Malta and Greece. Our plans are not cast in stone and may well change as ...
August 01, 2012: It’s a windy day and an opportunity to catch up with the blog as we are disinclined to go ashore. It’s been unsettled weather during June and July, some days have been 38 deg. C., hot and sunny, others overcast and barely making the high 20’s. There hasn’t been much rain though, which is a mixed blessing for the islands. We spent quite some time in Majorca before flying back to England for Ross... » read more21 posts (10968 words) 61 photos 0 comments
SHADOW, an Australian registered 11.5m Colin Archer cutter heads for Singapore from Fremantle, Western Australia via Cocos Islands.
July 25, 2012: Position 01,17.6N103,45.6ERepublic of Singapore Yacht Club. Last night I fell asleep in the cockpit and suddenly woke up to see a large ship crossing my stern.“Oh Cheeses! (Pecorino, Romano and Jarlsberg!)” I shouted as I jumped up ready to try and save me and the boat.Then I noticed that there was a stern line attached to the jetty. Oh – it iwas alright as I was ti... » read more37 posts (11364 words) 61 photos 8 comments
We are taking a year off from work to sail the Pacific. Our route will take us from Olympia, Washington to Mexico. In the Spring of 2011, we will either travel to French Polynes...
August 01, 2011: First to arrive in Sitka were Nicki and Jan. Jan flew into Sitka bringing along both Jordy and our other mini-aussie Phoebe Buffey. Due to Phoebe’s timidity, we elected not to bring her on the original trip. Now that we have no more off-shore passages—we brought her along to enjoy the rest of the ride home. Nicki, Jan’s daughter, arrived later the same ... » read more27 posts (16704 words) 55 photos 7 comments
Charon departed Tasmania (Launceston) on May 31st - determined to head off before winter set in. Taking on crew, we had a decent trip across Bass Strait and arrived in Batemans ...
September 11, 2011: Charon’s Queensland AdventureWide Bay, Fraser Island and Bundaberg.28th August 2011Being captain of a vessel – if you take it seriously enough – is a full time business and can be relentless if you are dealing with people, both on board and on shore, as well as the rig, hull, mechanical, electrical, medical, structural, provisioning, black water, grey water, fresh water, alcoh... » read more34 posts (17132 words) 192 photos 4 comments