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

Get ready, get set...

27 October 2007 | San Diego, CA
It's really getting close now. The day after tomorrow we leave with about a 150 other boats on the Baja Haha rally to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

We've been here in San Diego for just about a month. During that time we've had a watermaker installed, our boat hauled and painted and spent more money than we care to think about on various boat parts, spare boat parts, boat provisions and the occasional (?!) happy hour. We've also gotten a lot of school done and had some nice visits from some friends who actually traveled further than we have to get here (although not as slowly!): Robert came from Seattle, Jim from Portland and John's sister Jill, also from Portland. And don't forget our debut on YouTube courtesy of our friend, Jen.

Last week as most of you will know the Southern California area was devastated by the worst fire storm the state has ever seen. It was very sobering as we went about our business of boat prep to see the many evacuees trying to go about their business, too: the business of recovering from evacuation and possibly losing their homes and all their possessions. Many of the businesses we frequented were either closed or very shorthanded because their employees were directly affected by the fires.

But we also had some very good times in the midst of this. While John's sister was here we toured the Midway a historic aircraft carrier that is now a museum. Amazing.
Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA