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04/28/2012 enroute to marquesas
Virginia and Dennis Johns
04/28/2012

Yesterday and today we have had much calmer seas and not much rain. The squalls come close and provide a change in wind at times, but overall much smoother today for sure, and somewhat so yesterday. Took the opportunity to bake some cookies yesterday. All is well aboard. Happy Birthday to Kathleen tomorrow 'the other grandma'.

04/26 end of week 1 enroute to Marquesas
Virginia and Dennis Johns
04/26/2012

Had sunny skies in the morning, but darn squalls came back in the afternoon and throughout the night intermittently. We brought out our foulies (foul weather fear) again - not exactly what we think of as typical tropical wear!

Hit 1000 mile mark (since leaving Galapagos) - only 2000 to go, This is end of week 1 only 2 more to go.

All is well

apr 25 enroute to Marquesas
Virginia and Dennis Johns
04/25/2012

the high winds, big seas, and intermittent squall rains have calmed down a bit and it is a more pleasant sail today. Making good time today! Still a big rocky and rolly so have to hold on tight whenever you move around! We've travelled 816 miles since we left the Galapagos, about 2168 to go if we stop at Fatu Hiva first.

04/27/2012 | Rich Cio
Wow, you are really on your way now! It looks like you are making westerly progress. Safe passage, fair winds and calm seas. Exciting stuff!
4/24 enroute Marquesas
Virginia and Dennis Johns
04/24/2012

in a line of squalls so getting higher winds and making better time,but rocking and rolling. All is well.

04/24/2012 | Anita Merriman (Starlight)
Good luck with the watermaker. I am loving the blog and enjoying your passage vicariously, wishing we were with you! Fair winds.
xo Anita & James
Day 3
Virginia and Dennis Johns
04/22/2012

At 3:30pm today we had been at sea 3 days on our way to the Marquesas from the Galapagos. We've gone 418 miles. We are now getting fairly constant wind 9-12 knots, but we are heading more south than west in hopes of finding the 'trades' which should be more like 15 knots. At that point we will turn west. Our watermaker is acting up again...but we put lots of gallon jugs of water under the floorboards and know how to conserve. And Dennis is very persistent, so he may get it working yet.

All is well aboard.

Day 3
Virginia and Dennis Johns
04/22/2012

At 3:30pm today we had been at sea 3 days on our way to the Marquesas from the Galapagos. We've gone 418 miles. We are now getting fairly constant wind 9-12 knots, but we are heading more south than west in hopes of finding the 'trades' which should be more like 15 knots. At that point we will turn west. Our watermaker is acting up again...but we put lots of gallon jugs of water under the floorboards and know how to conserve. And Dennis is very persistent, so he may get it working yet.

All is well aboard.

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