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23 October 2011 | 9 37'N:77 47'W, Middle of Carabien Sea
We have been getting the crap beat out of us the past few days!!! Lastnight around 0400 the wind FINALLY shifted out of the South, so we hoisted the main, let out the jib and killed the motors! We were "flying" at 6.3 kts with the moon lighting our wake! The stars were out in full brightness and the shooting stars were wizzing past at one every couple minutes! Just an AWESOME NIGHT to be out on the water!!!

This morning, the winds died down so a motor-sailing we will go! Now we have to make a decision about where and when to drop anchor! If we head for the main San Blas Islands, we could arrive around 10pm, not a great option! If we shoot for the nearest point of land with some possible protection, we might reach it just past sunset, still not a great option.... Lastly, go until we get close and drop the sea-anchor and wait until morning... Probably our best bet, but it will take some persuasion for that plan.

Chad is out on deck with my ipod steering away and singing (his ipod is trashed, got hit full on with saltwater), dad is shaving and trimming his face (I'm going total sea-bum... no shaving!).

We lost our fishing gear the other night during our pounding and boucning around... somehow it got loose. :(

The computers are holding up so far! I double zip-lock them and then into a backpack!!!

Lastnight I made Chili-mac camping food (frieezed dried in a bag), took me all day to prepare it! haha I thru in cheeze quesadias just for good measure. We also have one cold can of fruit between the tree of us per day! Yum! This morning was French toast with peanutbutter and gatorade! We aren't starving here, but a burger or steak sure sounds good now!!! :)

Well, it's time to add some more bio-fuel to the tanks.

Chow from the much happier three amigos!!! PS Todd and Tyler, you get the Panama to Hawaii leg!!!!! :)-
Vessel Name: JUNESSA
Vessel Make/Model: 28' Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC)
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: Rick Peterson
About: JUNESSA has a few new crew members! My lovely wife, Terri, who is eager to go cruising as a family! Taylor, our teenager, and Jenna our youngest and Pixie the wonder dog.
This is my very first boat!!!! Nothing like starting out with the best Blue Water Cruiser money can buy! The BCC was designed by Lyle Hess and made famous by Lin & Larry Pardey as they documented in books, videos and dvd's their sailing adventures on board their homebuilt BCC 'Taleisin'. My [...]
JUNESSA's Photos - (Main)
Working and Playing on the Big Island of Hawaii ALOHA!
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Created 20 January 2009
Working on bottom and interior.
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Created 9 January 2009
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Created 12 April 2007
Here's a few shots of prepping the boat for the long ride NORTH to Gig Harbor, Wa. It took about 5 hours to prep and load her up.
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Created 8 April 2007
Here's a few shots of my 1985 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter (BCC) built in Vancouver, BC. She's a full keel fiberglass hull with teak and mahogany wood throughout. She's powered by a Volvo 28hp diesel.
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Created 7 April 2007
I had a great day learning how to sail my BCC. The learning curve was a little steeper than I had anticipated. The day ended pretty crappy... I couldn't get the engine out of gear and I plowed into the back side of a large powerboat in the slip next to me. OUCH!
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Created 7 April 2007
This was the first day on board Junessa. I looked in every corner on board and climbed to the top of the mast! I had Chinese food and Corona Beer then feel asleep to some beautiful candle light and music.
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Created 4 April 2007
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