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

So close!

05 June 2012 | 100 miles to the Farallons!
Ron
Not much blogging over the last few days. We had a tough time with some pretty serious weather. Probably 16-18 foot seas, gale force winds. A broaching wave knocked Scott over, hitting his rear on the winch. So, he now has a permanent tattoo "Lewmar" (the manufacturer of the winch) right on his bottom. That's what he gets for cavorting with wenches. Should give him a friendly reminder of the trip.

Just sitting here eating the last double chocolate rice crispy treat. I can't believe those guys fell for the "lost it" line. They were delicious.

No movie night for the past TWO nights due to weather, but it looks like we get to pick one more night. You'd think this would be easy, but, as usual, there is a fight for whose movie night it is tonight. I picked three nights ago. It should be my movie night. Just cuz those guys didn't bother to watch a movie while 18 foot waves are crashing over the side of the boat is no excuse, right? Sean declared "no movie night" on his night and that he "passed" on his movie night. Scott didn't say anything, so he claims that he didn't give up his movie night. I think Sean set the precedent, no?

Anyway, we watched "Back to the Future" on my last movie night. I wanted to watch "Back to the Future 2" just so we get the continuity. When I asked Sean, he said he wanted to watch that too! And so did Scott! So the whole argument about whose movie night it is seems to be purely academic... maybe it's just sporting or something. Their last chance to think they might be in control. But, the readers of the blog all know the truth!

Barring anything bizarre happening, we will be at the marina tomorrow night. We might be fighting a current into the gate which may delay us a bit more, but it is likely to be at night. We will get phone and data services tomorrow sometime, not sure exactly when.
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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