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

And back on the motor

28 May 2012 | Past halfway between Hawaii and SF
Sean
Last night in a total act of selfishness I ate the last two cupcakes in front of my crew. This was done mainly as a display of total superiority. Sure they said that it didn't matter - they had their fancy Snickers bars - but I knew they were jealous.

Scott's been all full of himself since he fixed the engine. Every time you ask him to do something he replies, "Who fixed the engine? Who? Who?..." Its been really annoying. I checked the oil today to show him that he doesn't know everything. I made a big show of it. "It looks to be about half full!" I yelled in full confidence. Scott looked threatened.

Ron continues to rattle off various weather statistics that often sound quite sophisticated. Unfortunately, despite all the analysis, we still have no wind. Ron claims that if we were 200 miles north of our current location we'd have lots of wind. The curious part is that the wind is always 200 miles away.

We're still running under motor and have had many debates of trying to actually determine how much fuel we actually have. All the fuel tank sending units are bad so we're just guessing. Fortunately, I've watched every episode of Star Trek (TOS) and know that as captain all I need to do is say, "Scotty we need more power or we're all dead!"

We think we have about 50 gallons of water left but we've been drawing from our main tank for the last 3 days. This is somewhat miraculous since its gauge has read empty for the last 3 days. I checked it visually yesterday and it is indeed mostly empty, but it still gives us water.

Otherwise all is well. The crew listened to a podcast of This American Life yesterday on the subject of how to survive being a hostage.
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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