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07 February 2019 | 7 7'N:171 18'E, Anemonet Island, Majuro Atoll, RMI
30 January 2019 | 8 56'N:173 47'E, Under 200 to Majuro
27 January 2019 | 11 01'N:178 35'E, Under 500 to Majuro
26 January 2019 | 12 39'N:178 32'W, Under 700 miles to go
23 January 2019 | 15 35'N:173 51'W, 1,000 NM to Majuro
21 January 2019 | 18 0'N:170 36'W, 100 miles NW of Johnston Atoll
18 January 2019 | 19 46'N:166 08'W, 200 miles NE of Johnston Atoll
16 January 2019 | 20 56'N:161 13'W, South west of Ni'ihau
14 January 2019 | 21 32'N:159 33'W, South of Kauai
11 January 2019 | 22 N'N:159 W'E, kauai
11 January 2019 | 22 N'N:159 W'E, kauai
11 January 2019 | 22 'N:159 'W, kauai
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07 February 2019 | 7 7'N:171 18'E, Anemonet Island, Majuro Atoll, RMI

February 8, 2019 - Arrived one week ago

My apologies for not updating this section of the blog in about a week!!! Once arriving into Majuro Atoll and getting reconnected, I updated my social media feeds and the blog at sailquiver.com, but this "passage blog" had gone ignored again. Thanks to my buddy Rob McFarlane for reminding me [...]

30 January 2019 | 8 56'N:173 47'E, Under 200 to Majuro

Initial Approach to Majuro

Well, it certainly feels like i've been out here for a minute - half a month as of right now - and at long last, I am finally approaching my destination. As of this writing, QUIVER and I are just 188 miles from my waypoint into the reef pass at Majuro Island; the most populous island in the Marshall [...]

27 January 2019 | 11 01'N:178 35'E, Under 500 to Majuro

Across the International Date Line

As you can see from the title and my position, QUIVER's longidutde now ends with an �"E' and not a �"W'. Another fun and exciting milestone to meet, QUIVER has now crossed the international date line. As such, I have set the ship's time to Majuro time, which is 2 hours behind, or more accurately, [...]

Day 2 of passage to Marshalls

16 January 2019 | 20 56'N:161 13'W, South west of Ni'ihau
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Day 2 of the passage to the Marshalls has brought much the same as Day 1. More light air and very slow, mellow sailing. This is as predicted, so it's not a surprise. According to the GRIBs (weather files), I should receive a big wind shift and some more breeze that will help me get to the trades. It looks like by around Thursday/ Friday, I should be in �"the trades' and off to the races.

Last night, late, I was on deck when I heard something a couple of different times. Confused as to what it was, I was then hit by a wing or a foot, as a bird was trying to land. He backed up and then tried again, seemingly going for the dodger this time time. The solar panels on the dodger don't offer good bird-traction, so the guy crash landed off the dodger into a jib sail that is tied to the port side life lines. Pretty crazy. He quickly regained his footing and took a perch on the life lines for at least a couple hours. He wasn't shy of my flash light or my GoPro, and he kept me company for a couple hours. I am embarassed to say, but I don't know my birds well. This is a booby, correct?

Last night and this morning were again super light and shifty, and so I didn't get much sleep at all, as I constantly had to adjust my autopilot or sails. Finally this morning, I turned the motor on for a bit, twice, for about two hours total. After a brief stint of morning squalls and puffy conditions, things have settled back down to a mostly very slow, mellow Day 2 of the passage.

Brunch was bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant and dinner was fresh made "QUIVER citrus ginger poke" over rice, using some of the tuna that I caught yesterday. It was a really bold culinary decision to use that much ginger on poke. Really bold.

Conditions still super light right now, should get a huge header and shift later tonight, with more breeze. We shall see if the forecast is correct!

Aloha from QUIVER
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