The Big Blue

14 May 2021 | Anacortes
05 August 2020 | Billy Goat Harbor
02 August 2020 | Fury Cove
31 July 2020 | Meyers Passage
26 July 2020 | Ketchikan
22 July 2020 | Petersburg
20 July 2020 | Petersburg
16 July 2020 | Appleton Cove
10 July 2020 | Sitka
07 July 2020 | Gulf of Alaska
04 July 2020
04 December 2014 | Anchorage
24 July 2014 | Bulldog Cove
21 July 2014 | Shelikof Straight
10 July 2014
02 July 2014
28 June 2014
19 June 2014

Day 7 - finally, the sun makes an appearance!

11 July 2012 | under the high
Today is day 7 of our Vic-Maui run. And a run it has been, ever since the wind filled in! Our noon fix put us approximately 1600 nautical miles from our final destination. The last few days have been pretty fast and furious, having us barreling along in 20 to 30 knots of wind, although a couple of nights ago we lost our wind instrument so we've been using the Beaufort Scale to gauge the wind speed. So far, our boat speed record, held by Benjamin, is 11.4 knots. The weather was very consistent for the past several days, bringing us (aside from favorable strong winds (hooray!)) cloudy grey days and DARK nights. No stars, no moon, no horizon; just the feel of the wind, the sound of the waves all around, and the light of the sailing instruments and binnacle to drive by. It's taxing to be sure. This afternoon, when the sun finally broke through, crew morale improved greatly. Mark cooked a delicious dinner, and we are listening to our Anchorage friends the super saturated sugar strings on the stereo as we enjoy our surroundings in the new light. We are hoping for stars tonight! P.S. So far, the funniest meal has been the mashed potatoes Becky made last night in which she put sweetened condensed milk. I had told her there was a can of milk in the galley that she could use - but I didn't realize it was sweetened condensed! She thought it looked kind of weird, but threw some in there anyway. Benjamin and Bill liked it, but suggested it might be even more delicious with green jello. A new thanksgiving favorite? I don't recommend it.
Vessel Name: Radiance
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First456
Hailing Port: Seward, AK
Crew: Mark Ward, Laurence
M [...]
Radiance is a German Frers designed Beneteau First456 sloop. She has the deep lead fin keel and tall rig. She competes in the local sailing regattas and had taken top honors in all events on multiple occasions. Laurence and Mark have returned from a 2.5 year blue water cruise that essentially [...]
Home Page:
Radiance's Photos - Main
1 Photo
Seward to Anacortes
50 Photos
Created 20 July 2020
Pics from s/v Radiance visit to Fiji, 2013
71 Photos
Created 22 June 2013
Misc photos from Bay of Islands, New Zealand
49 Photos
Created 18 February 2013
Cruising Bay of Islands and driving about the North Island.
100 Photos
Created 14 January 2013
Opua, Whangarei, Karikari, etc.
39 Photos
Created 4 December 2012
32 Photos
Created 22 November 2012
91 Photos
Created 1 November 2012
49 Photos
Created 19 October 2012
S/V Radiance in Niuatoputapu
12 Photos
Created 19 October 2012
s/v Radiance photos of Fanning
47 Photos
Created 4 October 2012
s/v Radiance Photos of Suwarrow visit
40 Photos
Created 3 October 2012
29 Photos
Created 3 October 2012
Radiance in Palmyra, Aug, 2012
45 Photos
Created 15 August 2012
18 Photos
Created 29 July 2012
Photos beginning May 2012, Departing Seward Alaska - heading south.
12 Photos
Created 10 June 2012