Aroundoceans with SV Emerald Sea

Our journey on water

25 March 2018 | Victoria. British Columbia
05 October 2017 | Victoria BC
24 August 2017 | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
27 July 2017 | Reeds Bay, Hilo, Hawaii
10 July 2017 | Reeds Bay, Hilo, Hawaii
22 June 2017 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
18 June 2017 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
12 June 2017 | Humane, French Polynesia
05 June 2017 | Moorea, French Polynesia
05 June 2017 | Tahiti
07 May 2017 | Tahiti, French Polynesia
21 April 2017 | Fakarava, Tuamotu's, French Polynesia
05 April 2017 | Tahanea Atoll. Tuamotu's, French Polynesia
05 April 2017 | Makemo Atoll, Tuamotu's, French Polynesia
07 March 2017 | Rikitea, Mangareva, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
20 February 2017 | Rikitea, Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
14 January 2017 | Playita, Panama City, Panama
02 January 2017 | La Plait, Panama City
17 December 2016 | Isla Nargana
16 December 2016 | San Blas, Panama

Hithadhoo/Maamendhoo

20 March 2015 | Laamu Atoll, Maldives
Steve
I haven't provided much for write-ups lately as all the recent anchorages we've stopped at are, well, quite similar to past posts and I didn't wish to repeat the same-old. We've been mostly fortunate at choosing anchorages as we've come across some real pretty settings and the island towns have been nice, laid back, with basic groceries and nice, curious people. They often don't get sail boats anchoring off their turf and we seem to be the first of the 2015 wave. My only complaint would be finding suitable anchor setting locations i.e. < 20m and no coral.

We are presently at Hithadhoo in the southern Laamu Atoll and are secured to a mooring ball (40m) - for the first time in the Maldives! But this wasn't before painfully trying to get our anchor to set for 1.5hrs in a nearby lagoon. It's a pretty nice location: breezy, great snorkeling and diving choices with lots of varied marine life, a resort that doesn't have a landing fee, etc. We'll park here for a 5 days before heading south to Gaafu Atoll which is a 62Nm trip or 8-11hrs trip, pending wind conditions. And actually, we are planning our departure (Sunday) based on some up and coming NE winds.

The skies lately have been loaded with large heavy clouds where we've seen a few good squalls pass us by and only been the recipient of minor onesâ˜ș. Also managed to steer and negotiate ourselves out of the path of a massive earlier this week while enroute. Overall, the winds generally have been quite weak and have changed from NE to S and back again. Such is Neptune's world!

Invasion of the flying boat ants: Earlier, while anchored in the scenic harbor of Veymandhoo (5m) we were accosted by thousands of flying ants that later lost their wings while onboard. They were everywhere and we are still finding them as they seek hard to get to places! They don't bite and the panic attacks are now over thank goodness. 4 days later and we're still clearing them off our boat.

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Vessel Name: Emerald Sea
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 450
Hailing Port: Singapore
Crew: Steve P, Rosemarie P
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This site charts the adventures and misadventures of our family and hopefully share some of the practical tips and tricks that we picked up along the way. As our experiences grows so will the site as we share with you our aroundoceans journey. [...]
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We untied the ropes from Keppel Marina in Singapore in August 2014 and haven't looked back. Across the Indian and around South Africa into the South Atlantic Oceans, the leeward Caribbean and South Pacific....with many stops along the way. And now, perhaps finally for this chapter, British [...]
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Keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum! Solar array extending over cockpit.
Clean fuel is essential to a maintenance free engine. Racor Dual 500s with vacuum gauge. We use 5 and 10 micron filters.
Emerald from aft - offshore Singapore.
Axel with baracudda.
Axel installing the Ocean Safety life raft. This is an ISO Ocean series and one we hope never to use!
Axel underwater following turtles at Tioman.
Solar frame mount showing the upper supports.
Aft view during the solar system installation.
The storm jib being installed.  We will be seen!  Sail blogs took an upright photo and rotated it!
 
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Hawaii was a stop over on our way to Canada however we were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our 3 weeks in Big Hawaii.
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A selection from 1000's of photos from out 6 months in French Polynesia. But were missing the photos from Gambier, Makemo, Tahanea.....
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Created 27 July 2017
We transited the Panama Canal on 30-31st December 2016.
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Barbados, Martinique, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada. A few of our photos captured here.
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Photo fun...
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10-15 April 2016
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What doesn't fit into the albums will be found here....
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26 June to 13 July 2015
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5 February to 13 May 2015
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17 July to 12 October 2015
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29 May to 25 June 2015
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16 April to 20 May 2015
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Photos from Singapore to Langkawi
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Our first 2 weeks out in East Malaysia (Sept 14)
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Our Bon voyage party with our yachtie neighbors.
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In June 14 we sailed up to Pulau Tioman for our first journey of living on this new boat and trialing new equipment including the drogue system, storm jib, solar system and other vessel installations.
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