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Moorea – The first time

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Moorea, French Polynesia The sailing journey from Tahiti to Moorea with our new crew (our adult children, William & Kayla) went by pretty fast.  It was about a five hour journey and the wind and seas were favorable, which was a pleasant change. As we pulled our yacht into Cooks Bay, you could see our […]

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Tahiti – Sailing there the first time

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Tahiti   We arrived at the Yacht Club de Tahiti anchorage around 0900 and there was only about one or two open areas to anchor in.  We cruised by one of the boats at anchor and asked them for some local knowledge of where to anchor, where the dinghy dock was, etcetera.  We decided to […]

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The Adventure Continues…

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Hey everyone! A lot has happened since we first began this blog, so let’s begin with our latest update. First, we have to apologize that we haven’t completed the sailing part of our blog.  We will continue to update that portion of our blog until we are up to the present, however so much has […]

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Pacific Puddle Jump to Nuku Hiva

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Pacific Puddle Jump It was eerie leaving the Port or Puerto Vallarta.  The bay water was the color of a red zinfandel wine.  It must have been an algae bloom or some other natural phenomenon and it was weird to say the least. For the first few days, it seemed as if we weren’t making […]

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Mexico – Mainland by Sea and Land

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Mazatlan The wind and waves began to pick up in the morning just prior to pulling into Marina Mazatlan.  If you’ve never sailed into this harbor (like us), it’s a little tricky when there are waves breaking in the small bay.  We read in our cruising guide that there is a crew constantly dredging the […]

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Mexico – Sea of Cortez

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Puerto Los Cabos I believe in planning ahead and I knew even before we departed San Diego, that we would want to have a few nights on land after being at sea for so long.  In my past professional life I traveled a lot and as a result I had some points left over from […]

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Mexico – Baja Coast

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Departing San Diego “What’s going on with this thing?  Why isn’t it working?” Probably not the comments you want to come from your husband 20 minutes before you depart on a 10,500 mile sailing adventure. I’m pretty excited to get out of port but in my haste, I forgot a simple task, that is putting […]