Elevation - World Adventures

An occasional blog covering our world circumnavigation.

21 February 2018 | North Island, NZ
06 February 2018 | Bay of Islands
28 January 2018 | Kerikeri
26 January 2018 | Russell
23 January 2018 | The Far North
31 December 2017 | Opua
01 December 2017 | Bay of Islands Marina, Opua
09 November 2017 | Opua, New Zealand
07 November 2017 | Pacific
05 November 2017 | Pacific
05 November 2017 | Pacific
04 November 2017 | Pacific
03 November 2017 | Pacific
28 October 2017 | Pangaimotu, Togatapu
13 October 2017 | Pacific
10 October 2017 | Pacific
10 October 2017 | Pacific
09 October 2017 | Pacific
08 October 2017 | Pacific
07 October 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
Elevation's Photos - Main
A few snaps of our recent road trip with friends Paul and Heather
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Created 1 February 2018