Pandion

Our family adventures on the sailing vessel Pandion cruising the Pacific.

20 November 2012 | Golden Gate Bridge
19 November 2012 | enroute
16 November 2012
16 November 2012 | enroute
08 November 2012 | enroute
07 November 2012 | enroute
03 November 2012 | Radio Bay, Hilo Harbor, HI
02 November 2012 | Saigon Pho House, Hilo, HI
02 November 2012 | The Great Pacific
01 November 2012 | The Great Pacific
01 November 2012 | The Great Pacific
30 October 2012 | The Great Pacific
29 October 2012 | The Great Pacific
23 October 2012 | Fanning Atoll
22 October 2012 | Fanning Atoll
20 October 2012 | Fanning Atoll
18 October 2012 | Fanning Atoll
17 October 2012 | Fanning Atoll
17 October 2012 | Fanning
16 October 2012 | The Great Pacific

ARRIVED!

11 July 2012 | Suwarrow, Cooks Islands
Lola
Distance to go: 0!! Miles traveled: 683 Hours on passage: about 96.

We dropped the hook in 40 feet of crystal clear water a couple of hours ago. OMG. Not many minutes after arrival we were greeted by Tao, a jaunty little boat from San Francisco. The water is stunning. Lots of coral, lots of reef sharks and fish right under the boat, (clearly looking for handouts) and gorgeous thickly wooded motus. We'd been here no more than half an hour when a dinghy came up with two men aboard (one from each of the two aluminum boats other than pandion on the anchorage.) they had many and more yummy loooking fishes and they invited us ashore for a beach BBQ later. OH YAY! Suwarrow is GORGEOUS. I am feeling ecstatic.

Sage is high as a kite on excitement. She super psyched about being here - she's less fond of passage that I but she's also a better sport about it than I. She got it into her head at 3 AM that she was going to make crepes as soon as we dropped the hook and got settled. Sure enough, as Lorca and I were straightening out the decks n such Sage was below making egg and cheese crepes. She did it all on her own. I went below and there she was cooking away. The galley was in utter disarray but hell, a few minutes later I had a hot delicious crepe in my hands. And she didn't burn the boat down!! She's such a great kid.

So we're here, we're excited and we have two weeks to explores this amazing place. We already know that it won't be long enough.
Comments
Vessel Name: Pandion
Vessel Make/Model: Derektor/Chance
Hailing Port: Tomales Bay, CA
Crew: Lorca, Lola and Sage
About: We are a little family on a big boat exploring the beautiful Pacific Isles.
Pandion's Photos - Main
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Day one of our car rental and land exploration.
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Created 2 August 2012
Unbelievable SCUBA with Mantas.
20 Photos
Created 3 July 2012
Bananas, dancing and sunset
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Created 3 July 2012
Our incredible sail from Raiatea to Bora Bora.
20 Photos
Created 28 June 2012
Lorca's morning swim the other day produced this coolest ever fish. We followed it around for a long time taking pictures and videos watching it diggy-dig-dig in the sand with its crazy adapted wing-like fins. Very much one of the coolest fish I've ever met.
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Created 10 June 2012
Onupohu Bay, Moorea. Stingray alley. Getting schlupped by stingrays. Sage got schlupped three times right on her face (mask and snorkel) by big stingrays. It was incredibly incredible.
25 Photos
Created 10 June 2012
Sunday Morning Market in Papeete. 5AM to 8AM
54 Photos
Created 3 June 2012
28 Photos
Created 2 June 2012
My absolute favorite place in the Tuamotu Archipelago. I could have stay and dove every day for a month here. At least.
36 Photos
Created 2 June 2012
Miscellany over the last few days.
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Created 17 April 2012
Tattoos, hikes and locals or Vaitahu, Tahuata, Isles Marquises
45 Photos
Created 13 April 2012
THe most stunning Village ever.
97 Photos
Created 13 April 2012
Jusdt a few pictures of Hanamenu and the amazing woman named, "Mama Tihu" or, "MarieJo" with whom I made an incredible soul connection. A blog posting on her later.
20 Photos
Created 13 April 2012
Last Few Days of passage and Arrival to Hiva Oa and Cultural Festival
30 Photos
Created 29 March 2012
Hey Folks, a mish-mash of select pics from the last several weeks. Enjoy!
53 Photos
Created 28 March 2012
Rudder repair at Lobos...and some other stuff. To go with BLOG posting of 2-25-12
15 Photos
Created 25 February 2012
Before Pandion was Pandion
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Created 11 November 2011