Elevation - World Adventures

An occasional blog covering our world circumnavigation.

19 September 2017 | Bora Bora
15 September 2017 | The Society Islands, French Polynesia
03 September 2017 | Marina Taina, Tahiti
02 September 2017 | Western Australia
31 July 2017 | M'oorea, French Polynesia
14 July 2017 | Papeete, Tahiti
03 July 2017 | Pacific
02 July 2017 | Pacific
30 June 2017 | Pacific
30 June 2017 | Pacific
29 June 2017 | Pacific
20 June 2017 | Nuku Hiva
13 June 2017 | Pacific
12 June 2017 | Pacific
11 June 2017 | Pacific
11 June 2017 | Pacific
09 June 2017 | Pacific
09 June 2017 | Pacific
08 June 2017 | Pacific

Pacific Puddle Jump - Day 1

19 May 2017 | Pacific
Raising our anchor at 0800 Galapagos time, we bid farewell to fellow Aussies onboard SV Whisper HR and headed out of the anchorage at Santa Cruz. We hoisted our mainsail, unfurled our headsail, switched off the motor and settled down to some slow cruising through the Canal de Pinzon. The forecast was for light southerlies (8-13 knots) and even with the turbulence from the swell, we made good time as we passed between Isla Santa Maria (named for one of the Columbus fleet) and Isla Isabela (named by Columbus for the reigning Spanish Queen at his time of "discovery").

We took our last glance of land just on dusk, a beautiful Pacific sunset framing the south west tip of Isabela. The abundant marine life is still enthralling us - the many leaping rays, the distant view of a whale blowing spume as it surfaces, the crazy antics of the small Pacific dolphin, diving blue footed boobys - it's like being in the centre of a wildlife documentary. Overnight, we were joined by a quartet of Galapagos gulls, swooping up juvenile squid being tossed up in our bow wave; the red and green deck level navigation lights illuminating them as they greedily ate their catch.

As at 0800 today (Friday May 18), we have covered 150NM; very pleasing given the light breeze. Only 2870 NM to go!

All well onboard.
Vessel Name: Elevation
Vessel Make/Model: Buizen 48 Mark II
Hailing Port: Fremantle, Western Australia
Crew: Paul & Jill
After deciding to live our dream of sailing the world, one day at a time, we left home in April 2010. Since then, we've cruised the West Australian coast, the Kimberley, Northern Territory to Darwin, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. [...]
Extra: When we're at sea, we are contactable via a slow speed Email service we access through our HF radio. If you wish to touch base, send a message to vnw5919@sailmail.com. No photos or attachments though, as they won't transmit!
Home Page: http://nococonuts.wix.com/sv-elevation
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