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

Our New Home (Emerald Sea)

01 November 2014
My New Home (Emerald Sea)

We began our journey on Aug 30th 2014, sailing up the east coast throughout the Singapore Straits up to Timon, then Redang , Malaysia for 2 days, and Redang to Koh Samui for 3 weeks . we left at a good time as Monsoon's season start in Oct.

We have returned from our first trip for 2 months around South China Seas (Tiamon, Redang and Koh Samui, Thailand) living on board. Its been a very good experience trip for all of us, learned handling sail, how to avoid bad weather, living close together. We were back to Singapore for one week visiting my family, catchup with friends, some work done for Emerald Sea, more provisioning to prepare for the next trip.

We started our second trip on Oct 28, our passage plan is along the Malacca straits to Langkawi by day sailing. We will stop overs and visit some of the towns, I actually very much love the idea of doing day sailing because we can get good rests, but of course this is not the plans, that will take us longer time to arrival the destination :(

We arrived at Pualu Pisang in the evening 6pm, lovely water and a pretty sunset as usual. We had chicken pie for dinner and great night sleep Zzzzz.

We woke up early at 6am the next day, as the next stop will take us longer. Steve got up at 4am to start the day, we have a good morning view, and not too bad of the weather winds approx 12-18kt, we managed to fly out the gennaker - I like to see the flying gennaker - looking so grand ) :)) arrived the next anchorage at Pualu Besar, laid back and had dinner at another different island, is beautiful feeling :))

The next stop we decide to take a slightly longer break (have a little spoil for having onshore aircon on board) we try to clear into Malaysia, arrived at Admiral Marina (Port Dickson) , is a pretty medium side Marina, got all the facilities, pub, gym. Check in the Marine, Steve and Tyler went to pool and myself headed to the gym, (I have been missing exercise for a long time) after all we get together to have happy's hour at the sail's pub (because the guys is happy always!).

We started our day going to town to check-in to Malaysia, took about 15 mins taxis to Port Dick town, nice littles town and had breakfast at local cafe. Steve been in a good mood, bought himself a nice diving watch and sunglass (please don't loose them this time)!; had a fish wrap for dinner and watched a movie, heading bed at 9;30pm (that is our usual bed time) Mmmm...

It is the raining season and we will be leaving tomorrow heading north, with more stops, Pangkor, Penang, Langkawi, etc.
Vessel Name: Emerald Sea
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 450
Hailing Port: Singapore
Crew: Steve P, Rosemarie P
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Emerald Sea's Photos - Main
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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!
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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Created 27 July 2017
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Created 27 July 2017
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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Created 2 January 2017
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Created 17 December 2016
Barbados, Martinique, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada. A few of our photos captured here.
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Created 22 October 2016
Photo fun...
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Created 1 May 2016
10-15 April 2016
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Created 1 May 2016
What doesn't fit into the albums will be found here....
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Created 20 December 2015
26 June to 13 July 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
5 February to 13 May 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
17 July to 12 October 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
29 May to 25 June 2015
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Created 28 July 2015
16 April to 20 May 2015
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Created 31 May 2015
Photos from Singapore to Langkawi
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Created 12 November 2014
Our first 2 weeks out in East Malaysia (Sept 14)
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Created 18 September 2014
Our Bon voyage party with our yachtie neighbors.
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Created 24 August 2014
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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Created 17 July 2014