S/V Adventure

Follow the O'Neil family, sailing in their Catalina 42, on their 2-year sabbatical to see the Pacific coast of the US, Mexico, and Central America, Galapagos, the South Pacific, and New Zealand.

08 June 2012 | Home
05 June 2012 | 100 miles to the Farallons!
02 June 2012 | 475 miles off the coast
31 May 2012 | 579 miles to go
30 May 2012 | 694 miles to go
30 May 2012 | 800 miles to go
29 May 2012 | 915 miles off California
28 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
27 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
26 May 2012 | Halfway between Hawaii and SF
24 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
23 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
22 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
21 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
20 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
16 May 2012 | Pacific Gyre
16 May 2012 | Pacific
18 September 2011 | Home
07 September 2011 | Crossing the southern tip of the big island
05 September 2011 | Pacific

Routine day

22 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
Ron
Greetings from the Pacific Ocean! Today was a good sailing day. We had some steady winds between 8 and 12 knots most of the day. We think we made some great progress today. Tomorrow is forecast to be a little less windy, so we think we might have to do some motoring. We still aren't over the Pacific High and we seem to keep chasing it further north. Scott suggested that we sing "Rocky Mountain High" in order to scare it back down southeast, but Sean disagrees :-). The motor is giving us some trouble, but with some babysitting it is still getting us through calm areas.

A few days ago, we did start seeing some trash from the Pacific Gyre. There were little bits of plastic in the ocean. We've seen what looks like a car fender, and some orange plastic bits floating here and there. It hasn't been much. We doubt we are going through the center of it. Sean keeps hoping for a ghost ship. We spent some considerable amount of time today discussing who would get what if we did find some abandoned vessel out here. Sean says all he wants is the safe. Scott wants the diesel fuel. I guess I get everything else!

We are debating turning our clocks back and hour to get closer to California time. Sunrise is now at like 4:30am now, and that just seems a little early.

We miss all of you!
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Vessel Name: Adventure
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 42
Hailing Port: Marina Bay, Richmond CA
Crew: The O'Neil Family
About: Sean (Captain and Line Man) Kathy (Helmswoman and Cook) Tara - 12 years old at trip start, Casey - 11 years old at trip start (Crew and Students)
Extra: We're on a three-year sabbatical from the daily grind to see the Pacific coast of the US, Mexico, Central America and the South Pacific and stopping at New Zealand.
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S/V Adventure

Who: The O'Neil Family
Port: Marina Bay, Richmond CA