Don & Deb's Big Adventure Continues in Oz

We are now living in Melbourne, Australia after selling our beautiful yacht 'Buena Vista' in New Zealand. Even so...the big adventure will continue one way or another!

09 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Nine to New Zealand
08 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Seven to New Zealand
07 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Seven to New Zealand
06 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Six to New Zealand
05 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Five to New Zealand
04 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Four to New Zealand
03 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Three to New Zealand
02 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Two to New Zealand
01 November 2014 | At Sea - Day One to New Zealand
31 October 2014 | Momi Bay, Fiji
31 October 2014 | Momi Bay, Fiji
24 September 2014 | Yasawa-irara, Yasawas, fiji
23 September 2014 | Yasawa-irara, Yasawas, Fiji
21 September 2014 | Cololevu, Yasawas, Fiji
19 September 2014 | Cololevu, Yasawas, Fiji
18 September 2014 | Namataya Bay, Yasawas, Fiji
16 September 2014 | Malacati Village, Yasawas, Fiji
13 September 2014 | Blue Lagoon, Fiji
08 September 2014 | Blue Lagoon, Fiji
06 September 2014 | Blue Lagoon, Nanuya Levu Island, Fiji

Adios Mexico - Hello Pacific Ocean

20 March 2012 | Offshore from Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico
Sailing vessel Buena Vista left Cabo San Lucas this morning and rounded the cape about 8am into confused seas. We saw what looked like an orca whale briefly and then came face to face with the Carnival cruise ship 'Splendor'. It was headed to Cabo and passed one mile behind us before making it's turn. We're about 20 miles offshore, the seas have calmed down a bit and the Baja Peninsula is starting to fade away behind us. Next stop - Nuka Hiva in the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. It's 2614 nautical miles from Cabo San Lucas. It should take us 20 days or so to get there. My plan is to do a position report about this time every day. I'm able to send these reports via our single sideband radio using a pactor modem. Unfortunately they are text only so pictures will be added once we get to th,e next internet cafe...about 2,600 miles from here. Our mates Karen and Mike on 'Chapter Two' are about 15 miles behind us. All is well on board.
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Vessel Name: Buena Vista
Vessel Make/Model: 46' Formosa Peterson
Hailing Port: Ventura, California
Crew: Don and Debbie Robertson
About: The idea of going cruising started when Deb read the book , "Sell up and Sail" around the time they purchased their first boat, a Catalina 22 and joined Chico Yacht Club in 1994.
Extra:
Last great adventure was traveling around Australia for 12 months in a VW van in 1992, and getting married in New Zealand on the way back to the States. After two years cruising in Mexico, in 2012 we sailed across the South Pacific stopping at many island nations including French Polynesia, the [...]
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Buena Vista's Crew

Who: Don and Debbie Robertson
Port: Ventura, California
I may not have an expensive watch but I've got the time!