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

The Longest Night Ever

27 March 2008 | 11? 26'N, 119? 50'W
There's trouble a-brewin' when your 8 year old asks if the night is over at 11 pm, and by morning has dark bags under her eyes as she enthusiastically states that the previous night "must have been the longest night ever". Try as I might to explain such subtleties as the spring equinox, and our proximity to the equator and thus being almost equi-distant between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, she was having none of it. Nope, no way are we experiencing 12 hours of light, 12 of dark. No way, no how. Last night was, by her exquisitely accurate internal chronometer, The Longest Ever.

What, do tell, brought this on? Swell. Lots of it. Nancy hates swell. Did she mention that? Anyway, this particular swell was an evil one, rocking us completely and violently from gunwale to gunwale (think "side to side"). Relentless in its determination to shake the boat apart and deposit all carefully-stowed items onto the cabin floor, this evil swell also eliminated any chance of sleep.
Vessel Name: Meridian
Vessel Make/Model: Tayana 48CC
Hailing Port: Napa, CA