Sequoia Changing Latitudes

22 June 2019 | Scappoose, Oregon
27 May 2019 | Back home in Oregon
09 May 2019 | Villas Alturas Hotel, Costa Rica
02 May 2019 | San Vito, Costa Rica
23 April 2019 | Golfito, Costa Rica
11 April 2019 | Panama City, Panama
04 April 2019 | Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama
22 March 2019 | Jamaica
11 March 2019 | Zar Par Marina, Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
18 February 2019 | Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
31 January 2019 | Simpson Bay Lagoon, Sint Maarten
21 January 2019 | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
04 January 2019 | Portsmouth, Dominica
23 December 2018 | Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
12 December 2018 | 791 nautical miles east of St. Lucia
04 December 2018 | In the middle of the ocean
27 November 2018 | Santa Cruz de Tenerife
11 November 2018 | Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria, Spain
28 September 2018 | Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
19 September 2018 | Rabat, Morocco

Westward Ho!

27 November 2018 | Santa Cruz de Tenerife
We are about to depart on our 17-20 day passage across the Atlantic Ocean. Food has been acquired and stowed, last onshore showers taken, and we’ve checked out with the police. Everyone is happy, the boat is happy, although perhaps a little bit down on her lines (weighing somewhat more than usual).

Here in Santa Cruz de Tenerife we’ve enjoyed some lovely weather, met interesting people and seen some incredible sights. Probably the most amazing was the snow-covered mountain called El Teide – tallest peak in Tenerife and in fact in all of Spain. Unfortunately there were hordes of tourists also enjoying the trip and jockeying for position on the narrow, winding roads. (There were 4 monster cruise ships in the harbor that day.) Another day we visited an archaeological site that turned out to be a passionate homage to Thor Heyerdahl and his theories of prehistoric ocean passages on reed boats, and the spread of civilization from the Middle East to Central America, long before Christopher Columbus.
Together with our friend (now crew member) Tom Foor, we plan to head to sea tomorrow. We’ll go south until we find the trade winds, probably around the Cape Verde Islands. Then we’ll head west toward the Caribbean, hoping to find landfall at St. Lucia about a week before Christmas.

It’s possible I’ll be able to do a blog from mid-ocean, that remains to be seen. Otherwise, see you on the other side!

Best wishes and happy holidays to all our friends and family!

Craig and Barbara
S/V Sequoia
Vessel Name: Sequoia
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 44
Hailing Port: Portland, Or
Crew: Craig & Barbara Johnston
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Putting Sequoia aboard the M/V Merwedegracht in Victoria, B.C.
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Created 29 March 2017
Photos of our preparations to have Sequoia shipped by freighter from Victoria to Europe.
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Created 13 March 2017