I can't believe we sailed the whole way!!
A day from the Galapagos a puff of smoke signaled the demise of our
engine. 3000 miles and 30 days later the peaks of Ua Pou appeared at dawn.
Read about this charred starter!
Landfalls of Paradise (To
borrow a phrase
from Earl Hinz)
The small islands that dot the vast expanses of this biggest ocean on Earth
are close to Paradise if not heaven on earth. We were lucky enough to
On our approach to New Zealand
the wind picked up to 50 knots to the south of us, and we ducked
into Minerva Reef, an isolated
atoll with no dry ground - this provided grist for our Horror
Story mill. Or read all of the gory details in our
This time we followed the track of
the Kiwi cruisers as they head for their 'tropical islands', Fiji,
Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. We see why they do, year after
year - the Melanesian culture is different than Polynesia, but even
friendlier. We stopped at:
The whole trip is detailed in our