April 2013


April 23, 2013   Leaving Woleai was a bitter sweet experience… This would one of our last “South Pacific” islands to visit and we knew it would be an experience that we would compare many islands to in the future, but we had to move on. Very few islands left a deep impression on us and the friendliness of Woleai definitely was one of them. We set sail with intention to sail strait to Sorol Island 220 miles to the west...

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April 15, 2013 We set sail around 3pm for the short 120 mile sail west to Woleai Atoll from Olimarao island.  The forecasted  were showing winds to ease to 15 knots out of the east so we set the screecher sail and expected a slow 20 hour passage.  Instead of easing the winds did the opposite and increased to over 25 knots!  With a breeze like this Downtime was really moving and surfing down the swells at over 11 knots at times!...

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April 7, 2013 We are a Ngulu Atoll our last stop in Micronesia! We got here yesterday morning and were greeted by George the Ranger for the preserve. Daria asked about coconut crabs and george and his son went to the island after coffee and caught us four huge ones that yielded a 2 quart bowl full of meat after we cooked them! Anyways the reports about Yap being difficult and expensive are all false! It cost us $75 total to clear...

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