Sail Meridian

The beginning of our Grand Adventure... or folly... we'll let you know!

20 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
14 January 2010 | Brisbane, Australia
24 December 2009 | Brisbane, Australia
12 December 2009 | underway
22 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
14 November 2009 | Noumea, New Caledonia
07 November 2009 | Ile Uere, New Caledonia
05 November 2009 | Espirito Santo, Vanuatu
21 October 2009 | Aore Island, Vanuatu
19 October 2009 | Peterson Bay, Espirito Santo
09 October 2009 | Espirito Santo
25 September 2009 | Tanna, Vanuatu
11 September 2009 | Vuda Point, Viti Levu, Fiji
13 August 2009 | Navadra, Fiji
24 July 2009 | Malolo Lailai, Fiji
29 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
26 June 2009 | Yadua Island, Fiji
10 June 2009 | Savusavu, Fiji
27 May 2009
19 May 2009 | Whangamumu, New Zealand

�Head out the Gate, and take a left�

26 August 2007 | Half Moon Bay
This often-used phrase is almost a mantra for Bay Area sailors who dream of cruising. I can't recount how many times Nancy and I found ourselves lost in thought about actually leaving our home waters and heading South. All the wonders, the unknowns, the what-if's, the fears both real and imagined and the anticipation of the adventures that would lie ahead. If only we could make that famous left turn.

Well, with a little help from our friends, we finally did it. After a group raft-up at Horseshoe Cove under the Golden Gate Bridge, we set sail on Sunday August 25th for the start of our trip. With our good friends Jake and Neil (Calmate), Sean and Sara (Contessa), Elliot (Gatecrasher), and the Philips clan (Jen Christian, Anna and Lydia on Zara), offering escort under the bridge, we said our good byes to the Bay Area.

Wow. Who would have thought that a simple left turn could take 2 years to make?
Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA