Alan and Jean sharing our cruising news with friends, family.

20 July 2015 | Rabi Island Fiji
29 June 2015 | Suva Fiji
18 December 2013 | Auckland
05 December 2013 | Auckland
27 October 2013 | Vavau Tonga
12 September 2013 | Samoa
24 July 2013 | Moorea, Tahiti
19 July 2013 | Papeete
19 June 2013 | Nuka Hiva
02 June 2013 | Pacific Ocean
29 May 2013 | Pacific Ocean
24 May 2013 | Eastern Pacific Ocean
19 May 2013 | Western Pacific Ocean
16 May 2013 | Western Pacific Ocean
13 May 2013 | Isla Isabella
06 May 2013 | Isla Isabella
08 April 2013 | Shelter Bay marina, Colon.
28 March 2013 | Belize
27 March 2013 | Belize
03 March 2013 | Panamarina, Panama

On our Way

16 May 2013 | Western Pacific Ocean
16th May 2013

We are on our way. Galapagos to Marqueses, the biggest step yet, 3000 miles.

We left Isabella on Tuesday afternoon in a very light breeze and motored for the first 24 hours. As we went along the south coast of Isabella we saw lots of turtles and Manta rays. I saw a huge manta jump out of the water and flip onto its back before it slammed back into the blue sea.. It did this three times and amazing sight seeing the huge manta flip over doing a dolphin impersonation.

Late afternoon we caught a 8 kg yellow fin tuna, our first fish in a long time, lovely to have fish for dinner again.

Just after lunch today the wind filled in and we have been sailing on a nice beam reach, assisted by a favorable current which has been with us since leaving. We crossed tacks with the Australian catamaran, Hestia, we must have bought them luck as they caught a fish just as they drew level with us. This is a big ocean, I guess that will be the last boat we see before the Marqueses. Although we talk every morning with about 11 boats on our SSB Net. A great way to keep in touch with everyone.

On night watch now, the moon has already set, clouds hide the stars a black night.
Vessel Name: Tuatara
Vessel Make/Model: Alan Wright 51
Hailing Port: Opua NZ
Crew: Alan and Jean Ward

Sailing in the Pacific

Who: Alan and Jean Ward
Port: Opua NZ