The Big Blue

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14 June 2014 | Passage
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Day 4

14 June 2014 | Passage
Mark
Laurence and I enjoyed a few peaceful days of solitude at Rongerik Atoll and finished final boat preparations. We played hide and seek with an octopus, had a neat close encounter with a nurse shark and otherwise enjoyed our secluded beach combing. Lolo even found one last glass ball to add to the kitty. On June 10, we rolled up the dinghy and stowed it in the lazarette then pulled the hook for the last time in this part of the world...at least for a while. Our strategy over the last 4-days has been to head as much east as possible to avoid a giant wind hole in our path. We have help on the ground for weather routing and are getting daily updates. It seems a giant low up around 30 north stole all the wind from this area so we are going east to find some. It's been a little frustrating because the winds have been mostly very light and I do not like going slow...and especially in the wrong direction. But we have to trust our weather gurus with unlimited Internet access. We've slowly been catching our buddies on Off Tempo who are headed the same way, but they are still ahead. The seas have been mostly calm so life aboard is pretty easy going right now. Our cat, Kiri, appreciates that and since this is the longest trip she's been on so far, she must surely think that we'll be there soon.....ha ha. At this rate, we'll not be breaking any records and still have many many miles to go. At this point we're hoping for stable weather that will get us up to the North Pacific high, where we'll ride the edge of that most of the way across the pacific. All is well aboard. Stay tuned.
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Vessel Name: Radiance
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau First456
Hailing Port: Seward, AK
Crew: Mark Ward, Laurence
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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 [...]
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