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

Underway to Zihuatanejo

08 February 2008
We left Las Hadas at 7:30 am on February 3rd for Zihuatanejo, 200 miles down the coast. At around 32 hours, this was our longest passage since the Ha-Ha.

As soon as the anchor was up, John put the fishing lines in the water (two hand-lines and one rod). Almost immediately we had a marlin! And almost immediately he was gone. We saw him do two mighty twisty leaps into the air. The last one did the trick: the line snapped and he was gone... along with one of our brand-new lures. I was actually relieved. I wasn't sure how we were going to handle Mr. Big Pointy Nose if we had been able to reel him in.

The conditions were fine, not much wind during the day, but picking up to the 20-25 knot range during the night. We were averaging close to 7 knots of boat speed under jib alone. The girls did great too, kept themselves busy playing school, office, games and coming topside from time to time to watch the fishing lines- unfortunately there was nothing to see. They only asked to watch one movie the entire time!
Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA