Quiet Mind, Endless Sea

Follow the voyage of s/v Pamela as we sail her to Mexico in October 2013, to French Polynesia in March 2014, and all the way to New Zealand and back.

Vessel Name: Pamela
Vessel Make/Model: Crealock 37 by Pacific Seacraft
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
Crew: Dennis Maggard and Pamela York
About: We're searching for a quiet mind on an endless sea.
Extra: Our passions: playing guitar, sailing in the tropics, mentoring kids
Home Page: http://www.quietmindendlesssea.com
01 September 2014 | Enroute to Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
20 August 2014 | Niuatoputapo, Kingdom of Tonga
19 July 2014 | Mid-Pacific, enroute to north Cook Islands
10 July 2014 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
01 May 2014 | 8 52'S
04 April 2014 | Equator, 760 miles from Hiva Oa
29 March 2014 | 1600 miles from Mexico, 1300 miles from Hiva Oa
21 March 2014 | 675 miles out
18 March 2014 | 400 miles off the coast of Mexico
16 March 2014 | San Evaristo, Baja California Sur
24 December 2013
08 December 2013
25 November 2013 | San Evaristo, Baja California Sur
15 November 2013
10 November 2013 | Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico
26 October 2013
13 October 2013 | Monterey, CA
11 October 2013 | Pillar Point
09 October 2013 | South Beach Harbor, San Francisco
06 July 2013
Recent Blog Posts
01 September 2014 | Enroute to Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga

Heading to Vava'u

After spending 2 weeks at a tiny island in Tonga, we are now approaching the Vava'u group of islands. Cold beer and wifi awaits, and swimming with humpback whales! 58 miles to go ...

20 August 2014 | Niuatoputapo, Kingdom of Tonga

Niuatoputapo, Kingdom of Tonga

We're anchored in the protected lagoon of Niuatoputapu, a tiny island in the Kingdom of Tonga, 150 miles north of the Vava'u group. Yesterday the Bishop visited and there was a pig roast and lots of dancing in the village.

19 July 2014 | Mid-Pacific, enroute to north Cook Islands

Enroute to Suwarrow, north Cook Islands

Our 700-mile journey looks like it will take 6 or 7 days. We're 5 days into it and the seas have gone from flat calm to rollicking wet. Last night was full of 25-knot squalls, but the half-moon managed to squeeze itself in between some of the blacker clouds and provide some illumination of the 8-foot seas while I listened to "Revolution 9" (the closing sequence on the Beatles' White Album). I'm proud of how Pam is handling these heavy squalls by herself during her nightly watches. Three more days until Suwarrow ...

10 July 2014 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Blue lagoons

"Come get your duds in order 'cause we're bound to leave tomorrow, heave away! Me jollies, heave away!" Our last days in French Polynesia are winding down, and we're bound for Aitutaki in the South Cook Islands, 550 miles southwest. I'm looking forward to sailing a long passage again, aaaarrrgghhh! Life upon the sea is wonderful, uncomplicated, although a bit rolly from time to time. Alas, we're going to miss the pamplemousse and freshly baked baguettes of French Polynesia. But maybe the Cook Islands will have some British ale .... Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away!

01 May 2014 | 8 52'S

Pamplemousse in Paradise

After 27 days of sailing to the Marquesas and two weeks sailing around Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, and Ua Huka, we have finally arrived in Nuku Hiva where there is … WIFI and bandwidth! Not that there's anything wrong with being off the grid with an abundance of bananas and pamplemousse.

04 April 2014 | Equator, 760 miles from Hiva Oa

We crossed the equator today!

We were accompanied by a huge pod of dolphins today as we crossed the equator. What a beautiful day!

Heading to Vava'u

01 September 2014 | Enroute to Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Dennis
After spending 2 weeks at a tiny island in Tonga, we are now approaching the Vava'u group of islands. Cold beer and wifi awaits, and swimming with humpback whales! 58 miles to go ...

Niuatoputapo, Kingdom of Tonga

20 August 2014 | Niuatoputapo, Kingdom of Tonga
Dennis
We're anchored in the protected lagoon of Niuatoputapu, a tiny island in the Kingdom of Tonga, 150 miles north of the Vava'u group. Yesterday the Bishop visited and there was a pig roast and lots of dancing in the village.

Enroute to Suwarrow, north Cook Islands

19 July 2014 | Mid-Pacific, enroute to north Cook Islands
Dennis
Our 700-mile journey looks like it will take 6 or 7 days. We're 5 days into it and the seas have gone from flat calm to rollicking wet. Last night was full of 25-knot squalls, but the half-moon managed to squeeze itself in between some of the blacker clouds and provide some illumination of the 8-foot seas while I listened to "Revolution 9" (the closing sequence on the Beatles' White Album). I'm proud of how Pam is handling these heavy squalls by herself during her nightly watches. Three more days until Suwarrow ...

Blue lagoons

10 July 2014 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Dennis
"Come get your duds in order 'cause we're bound to leave tomorrow, heave away! Me jollies, heave away!" Our last days in French Polynesia are winding down, and we're bound for Aitutaki in the South Cook Islands, 550 miles southwest. I'm looking forward to sailing a long passage again, aaaarrrgghhh! Life upon the sea is wonderful, uncomplicated, although a bit rolly from time to time. Alas, we're going to miss the pamplemousse and freshly baked baguettes of French Polynesia. But maybe the Cook Islands will have some British ale .... Heave away, me jolly boys, we're all bound away!

Pamplemousse in Paradise

01 May 2014 | 8 52'S
After 27 days of sailing to the Marquesas and two weeks sailing around Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, and Ua Huka, we have finally arrived in Nuku Hiva where there is … WIFI and bandwidth! Not that there's anything wrong with being off the grid with an abundance of bananas and pamplemousse.

And so, after nearly two months, I present to you the mother-of-all-blogposts -- 20 pages!

www.quietmindendlesssea.com

We crossed the equator today!

04 April 2014 | Equator, 760 miles from Hiva Oa
Dennis
We were accompanied by a huge pod of dolphins today as we crossed the equator. What a beautiful day!
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