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

Finally at Galapagos

15 April 2008 | Isla Santa Cruiz
Tara
So here we are! In Galapagos! Can you believe it? I�m sure amazed that our journey has taken us this far. Galapagos is amazing. It has beautiful teal-colored water and tons of wildlife. There are yellow, green, and black iguanas here. Also, stretch your arms out to your sides as far as they can go. That�s how big the 150 year-old tortises are! There are little green birds here and huge bugs. One thing I cant wait to see is the tiny peguins that live here.

Casey and I were so afraid to take showers off the back of our boat, which is in Academy Bay, all because of the sharks. But the wildlife here is amazing! We haven�t been swimming yet, but I imagine that under the water will be just as beautiful as above.

Isla Santa Cruz is really green and tropical and is home to a few hundred residents, who make their living from tourists like us. There is a developed town here, it is full of different shops selling t-shirts and tours to different Islands. Also, Charles Darwin is very popular here. For those of you who aren�t familiar with Charles Darwin, he was an English natularist that came to Galapagos a long time ago. He later published many writings about his theories on evolution and the nature of Galapagos. There is a whole park named after him.

Anyway, we are only allowed to stay here for twenty days, so we have to get going on some tours. After that we are off to the South Pacific!
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