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Category: Pacific

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On our way

We untied from the dock in La Cruz at 4:56 p.m. yesterday, March 27. We had a great send-off from the gang. Brad and PJ and the crew of Totem even showed up to blow the airhorn and wave goodbye from the breakwater. It was a great way to say goodbye to Mexico. We’re making…
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We arrived- on the moon!

We arrived at Isla San Benedicto in the Socorro Island Group early this afternoon. We made great time covering the entire 330 mile passage in just under 48 hours, without motoring at all. We couldn’t have hoped for better weather. As we raised the sails and left the La Cruz marina behind we continued to…
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Mantas and whales and sharks – Oh My!

We spent six fantastic nights anchored off of San Benedicto Island in the Revillagigado group, about 340 miles off the coast of La Cruz. Like Brian said in his previous post, it was like we’d sailed to the moon: the steep faces of the volcanic cliffs were covered in deep craters and gray ash, and…
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Day 6, 2AM- Dogwatch by Brian

It’s dark and quiet out here. No moon tonight and no stars. A high cloud layer is dampening all light like a heavy blanket. The sky and ocean are indistinguishable melting into an undetectable horizon. Delos is silently gliding through the night at 4.6 knots (just over 5 MPH). We have our genoa and forward…
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Seahab, by Erin

It’s a funny thing sailing our home across the Pacific Ocean. Inside the boat everything looks and feels more or less the same: meals get cooked, dishes get washed, laundry is cleaned and then dirtied and cleaned again. But outside, when we gaze at the horizon, rather than coastal towns, calm anchorages, or busy marinas,…
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I Might Even Shower Today, By Brady

1600 UTC Course 6.5 Knots @ 230° True Wind 15 Knots @ 060° True 1012 mb (atmospheric pressure) 08° 09′ N 125° 43′ W It is now 9 a.m. our time and Delos is 1,400 miles from the coast of Mexico and another 1,350 miles from our first land fall in Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French…
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Fish On! By Brian

It looks like our fishing technique is improving, slowly but surely. Yesterday afternoon we reeled in 3 Mahi-Mahi. One was a keeper at 20″. Not huge but enough for a meal for us all. Last night during dinner the breeze camp up and we started moving along at a good clip of 8 knots. After…
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ITCZ, by Erin

You hear all the time that any goal worth pursuing is fraught with challenges and setbacks. It’s your character that determines whether or not you’ll achieve what you set out to do, not the circumstances you find yourself in. Well, out here where we are, in an area of the ocean called the Inter-Tropical Convergence…
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Thoughts at Sea by Erin and Brian

Our friend, Joe, e-mailed us to ask what it was like to be at sea for so long. I thought it would be fun if we wrote separate answers to that question. Here they are, below. Erin’s thoughts: After 16 days of sailing and 22 days since I’ve stepped on land, being at sea feels…
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Almost time to wear shoes again – By Brady

After twenty-something days and almost 3,000 miles we have about twenty four hours before we make landfall in Hiva Oa. The ETA on the GPS has gone from 18-22 days over the course of the trip but it is now staying right around the one day mark, with 220 miles left to go. The equator…
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