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O'VIVE PACIFIC CROSSING
A family travels from Florida to New Zealand aboard their St Francis 50 catamaran
Day 15
Dave
04/15/2008, Pacific Ocean

We flew the spinnaker all night as the weather was beautiful, even had moonlight until 3am. We caught a two meal mahi-mahi just before sunset. We have been hooking fish every day around that time but always loose them due to trying to real them in against the boat speed. Yesterday we made the effort to slow the boat down and it paid off. 375 miles to go. That's 432 statute miles (land miles) for the landlubbers. 375 miles encore, environ 2 jours. Nous avons peche un beau Mahi-Mahi hier. Tout va bien.

04/16/2008 | PAOLA
SALUT LES BEAUX, JUSTE UN PETIT COUCOU POUR VOUS DIRE QUE TOUT VA BIEN. 3-4 JOURS DE FROIS/FRAIS A MIAMI ET ON A RESSORTI LES PULLS, DE VRAIS CUL-GELES! PLUS QUE 6 SEMAINES D'ECOLE ET LES MONSTRES SERONT EN VACANCES .... YOUPI! NO MORE HOMEWORK POUR EUX ET POUR MOI. NOUS LISONS VOTRE BLOG REGULIEREMENT ET LES ENFANTS ENVIENT ALEC ET EMILIE POUR CE SUPER VOYAGE. BISOUS,BISOUS
04/16/2008 | Nancy
We are back! We all had a great trip from Antigua, Barbuda,St. Barts & St Martin,where we left "Someday". We all Enjoy reading your adventures & the photos too, so keep it up!!
Day 14
Dave
04/14/2008, Pacific Ocean

Are you as tired of reading about nothing as I am about writing about nothing? We are trying to predict our landfall but it is difficult as we are loosing our wind. The prediction is only 10 knots for the next 42 hours. So depending on wind we hope to arrive the afternoon of the 17th or the morning of the 18th. Perhaps the afternoon of the 18th? The different scenarios play though my so called mind. Some data: We fly the spinnaker for the 4th day in a row. The bird is on his/her 11th day. He/she has traveled approximately 2000 miles with us. 547 miles to go. Rien de tres nouveau, le vent est leger, nous esperons arriverle 17 apres-midi ou 18 au matin, plus que quelques jours!!!!!!

04/14/2008 | Paul
Like the updates, hope to see a picture of the bird. Sounds like you are having a great time.
Day 13
Dave
04/13/2008, Pacific Ocean

738 miles to go. We are flying the spinnaker for the third day in a row. 199 miles yesterday, our average is 198.8 miles per day making yesterday a average day. The booby has been with us for 10 days or so now, we are discussing how to get rid of him/her upon landfall if it does not leave voluntarily. Rien de nouveau a l'horizon, mais un beau ciel bleu et le vent est dans la bonne direction a 15-18 noeuds, que demander de mieux.... Fatu Hiva .....

04/13/2008 | Pat Reischmann
Been following the website, looks like you are having a great time, keep me posted on how the boat is doing,
Pat
Day 12
Dave
04/12/2008, Pacific Ocean

Not much new to report which is fine by me, I am not looking for excitement here. Wind and weather continue to be great. We have the spinnaker up again today. 930 miles to go. Tout va bien, rien de nouveau, tres beau temps, avec le spi nous naviguons a une moyenne de 9 noeuds!

04/13/2008 | Derek Morrison
Just wondering why you are so far north. At this time of year I would imagine you would find better winds at about 8 degrees North. Someone told me they saw Safari (our st francis 48) on your site, but its in mothballs back at the factory. My wife, Carol and our 3 kids took off ftom St Francis in 2003 and returned in 2006. What an adventure. We wish you the same
Day 11
Dave
04/11/2008, Pacific Ocean

Winds are switching more to the east so this morning trying different sail combinations. Now we are sailing with the spinnaker up. 1112 miles to go. aujourd'hui pour la premiere fois, nous pouvons essayer le spi, le vent est presque en arriere/grand largue, le vent entre 16 et 18 noeuds. L'oiseau est toujours la et le nettoyage quotidien aussi! Les enfants essayent de passer ces longues journees a travailler un peu en avance afin de vraiment profiter des Marquises!

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