2012


After spending a few action packed weeks in Aur Atoll we set sail back to Majuro with what looked like to be a good weather forecast. The winds had been blowing out of the NE for days and the weather report showed one more day of this wind direction as we raised the anchor sailed towards the south pass of Aur. Approaching the pass I could see this was not to be the case the wind had already clocked way south and had somehow already...

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Dec 26, 2012 We spent a week in Majuro catching up on internet and restocking Downtime with what we could find in the supermarkets in town. To Daria’s dismay the produce selection was as poor of quality as we had seen in a long time. The “fresh” produce looked pretty rough after it’s 3 week trip across the sea but we found out that if you went to the market every day you could eventually find what you were...

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Dec 22, 2012 On the second atoll we stopped at illegally at we had quite an exciting time! We always ask ourselves when we hop into SD what kind of adventure will this turn into today? We brought our bag full of gifts and had Downtime safely anchored just inside the pass into the atoll as we headed to shore with our tool bag intentionally left out and a few parts laying around to claim engine trouble if the authorities were to show up...

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 Dec 16, 2012 We left Vanuatu at 5pm on 8th of November.From Pete’s mail to Bob, 10th of Nov : “300 miles under the keel so far and we are STILL close reached heading our way N-E. Who knows where the end of this road is? we will most likely continue to see the winds shift to north and not have to touch a sail for the next few hundred miles to the equator. The good news is the winds are strong and we are making decent time...

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Vanuatu, We set sail from the northern most Loyalty Island of Atoll d’Ouvea after spending 6 amazing weeks in New Caledonia for a 200 mile sail back to Vanuatu in the 3rd week of October. The weather had been stormy all week and we were having a rough crossing the day we left and were being slammed by crazy big waves and 25 to 30 knot winds. The weather didn’t stop me from fishing though and several hours into the trip we...

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November 27, 2012 Finally We arrived to Majuro, Marshals, where you can find Internet! Enjoy the new Vanuatu...

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