s/v MORNING GLORY

19 January 2014 | 02 21.241'S:105 37.595'E, between Bangka and Sumatra
10 January 2014 | 02 44.5'S:111 43.9'E, Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesia (Borneo)
07 January 2014 | 06 59.103'S:114 07.199'E, East end of Madura, Eastern end of Java, Indonesia
24 December 2013 | 08 30.473'S:116 01.389'E, Lombok, Indonesia
19 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
14 December 2013 | Komodo National Park, Indonesia
06 December 2013 | 08 31.113'S:119 52.065'E, Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia
05 December 2013 | 08 23.583'S:120 02.972'E, Flores Sea
04 December 2013 | 07 57'S:120 49'E, Flores Sea
03 December 2013 | 07 16.0'S:122 11.7'E, Bone Rate, Indonesia
02 December 2013 | 06 03.9'S:124 08'E, Wakatobi, Indonesia
01 December 2013 | 04 54.932'S:126 13.158'E, The Banda Sea
30 November 2013 | 3 42.134'S:128 10.149'E, Ambon City
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Melissa's Garden, Raja Ampat, Papua
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Raja Ampat
25 November 2013 | 4 31.374'S:129 53.872'E, Banda Neira
18 November 2013 | 1 53.459'S:129 43.990'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
18 November 2013 | 1 13.245'S:129 45.069'E, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
17 November 2013 | 0 26.578'S:130 26.639'E, Raja Ampat
10 November 2013 | 0 57.185'S:130 40.136'E, Raja Ampat

WE MADE IT!! Thursday 6/07/12

07 June 2012 | 10 27.893'S:138 40.060'W, Hanavave, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
Arthur
We are at anchor. Caught a Giant Bull Mahi on the north end of the Island as we were coming in. Kind of a fiasco. We couldn't get the fish in because it was too big, and was continuing to take line. So we had to slow the boat down. First we reeled in the screecher. Not enough. Then I tried to gybe the main, since we didn't have much room to turn the other direction because of our proximity to the island. After we gybed, we tried to just round up into the wind, but a good size wave, timed with a few good gusts, ended up with the boat going backward and before you know it, we broke the main sheet -- the 20000lb plus breaking stength safety line on the broken harken block popped!!!!! I think I'm switching brands of blocks. The thing nearly tore my arm off. I have a massive bruise on my left arm from flying wreckage. The boom whipped around and I thought we were going to take out a shroud and lose the mast. But the other main sheet held. The whole time we are still battling the fish. Finally landed the sucker, and he was a long as I am tall, and weighed maybe 70lbs (our scale only goes up to 50lbs). So we have enough fish to feed a small village. We are already handing it out to others in the anchorage.
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Vessel Name: Morning Glory
Vessel Make/Model: Catana 431
Hailing Port: New York, Ohio, North Dakota
Crew: Arthur, Amy, Stephen & Rivers Hoag
About: Life is too short to live behind a desk and let a school raise your children. So, we are showing them the world--we are trading the crazy stupid risks that landlubbers accept with blindness and choosing a different path with eyes wide open. Warts and all....
Extra: So far: Bahamas, Jamaica, Kuna Yala, Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Societies, Suwarrow, Am. Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji and Vanuatu, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Chagos, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa.
Home Page: www.svmorningglory.com
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