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

Day 5 begins (466 more miles)

16 April 2008 | Destination Galapagos
Sean
Yesterday was a tough day. The seas were very confused and despite my best effort a comfortable tack alluded me. This morning the seas are still confused but as a whole, much better than yesterday. Here's a list of discoveries that I've made in the last 24 hours.

1) Kathy is spiking the ice tea. We've gone our entire trip with decaf ice tea and now it's not. I couldn't sleep at all yesterday and it's her fault.

2) Tara and Casey are capable of pulling good watches. Kudos to the kids for allowing Mom and Dad to rest for several hours yesterday.

3) You should never complain about Mr. GoodWeather. He's very sensitive and will leave at the drop of a hat. His evil brother Mr. BadWeather hangs around like an old penny.

4) The only thing more terrifying than big confused seas in the day, is big confused seas at night. I found that I sleep more comfortably if I use a small blanket and have a small stuffed animal clutched in my hands. When a big wave hits, I just tell Mr. Froggy that it's goin' be okay and stroke his head.
Comments
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.

S/V Adventure

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