Category Archives: Pacific Ocean Logs

Lord Howe Island

The sun rising behind Lord Howe Island’s dramatic peaks was quite a sight this morning. I spotted Mts. Lidgbird and Gower from more than 40 miles off at about 0500. These two dramatic 2000+ foot peaks are as impressive as … Continue reading

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Sydney to Lord Howe Island

After six months of being “dock potatoes,” doing just a bit of coastal and harbor cruising, it’s taking us awhile to get our sea legs. The good news is that the sailing has been fast and easy and Moonshadow has … Continue reading

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So Long to Sydney

Gidday! It was crisp and clear this morning as we motorsailed out of the Sydney Heads, destined for Lord Howe Island, about 420 miles northeast. A ferry penguin noisily chased us as if to say a final goodbye to the … Continue reading

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Cruising Broken Bay

The Australian dock talk we’ve heard is that there are only two areas in New South Wales that are worth cruising, Broken Bay and Jervis Bay. Cate arranged a couple of weeks off work and I finished most of my … Continue reading

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Fiji, Vanuatu and Sydney, Australia

Gidday from Sydney! There is no hope for a “White Christmas” for us and Jack Frost won’t be nipping at our sunburnt noses.  It is 32 degrees outside (Celsius, that is-or 90 Fahrenheit), and definitely summer “down under.”  

Although Sydney … Continue reading

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Passage Logs: Acapulco to French Polynesia

There is only one word that can describe the last four months-UNBELIEVABLE! They have contained some of the best of the best-two wonderful months in Zihuatanejo Bay, a wonderful and safe 16-1/2 day passage from Mexico to the Marquesas … Continue reading

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Christmas 1997

If you are thinking to yourself that we were in P V about this time a year ago, you’re absolutely correct. You win a margarita! Nineteen ninety-seven has been about going with the wind and whims, but once again … Continue reading

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Mexico: Cruising the Sea of Cortez

Jeez, so much has happened since we last wrote (May) that I don’t quite know where to start, so I’ll give you a basic outline of what’s been happening. While still recovering from the repeated “rum fronts” that hit … Continue reading

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The Gold Coast of Mexico and Sea of Cortez

La Paz, Baja California del Sur, Mexico Way down here You need a reason to move Feel a fool Runnin’ your state side game Lose your load Leave your mind behind, Baby James Oh Mexico It sounds so simple I … Continue reading

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Mexico, Christmas 1996

In Mananaland, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Latitude 20 deg. 40 min. North. Longitude 105 deg. 15 min. West. Attitude-relaxed. Ok, so turn up the heat to, say, 85 degrees, put on a Jimmy Buffett CD, blend up … Continue reading

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