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Bringing up the Rear….

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WooHooo!!! Time to break out the peanut m&ms I’ve had hidden since Panama City, as we have just dipped under the 1000 miles to go mark on our way to Marquesas. A thousand miles…that’s still a really long way to go. Winds just won’t drop into the teens, so we continue to sail almost dead …Read More

The Long Haul

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By far, one of the most common questions I have been asked upon hearing that I am sailing around the world is, “What will be your longest passage?”. Well folks, this is it. The South Pacific stretch from Galapagos to Marquesas, as the crow flies, is just shy of 3,000 nautical miles. Add in weather, …Read More

Pacific Crossing: Week 1

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….from somewhere in the South Pacific… Since this crossing is a doozy, and I can be pretty lazy, I figured just a couple highlights every once in a while, rather than daily updates would suffice. Seriously, who wants to read: Today I woke up tired at 10:45pm, slept through my dogwatch, got busted by a …Read More

WIDAGO Underway to Hiva Oa

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WIDAGO’s water maker woes wind down, as we finally weigh anchor and wander westward into withering winds. Well, that was interesting. Where to begin? For you non-WARC fleet readers, we were supposed to set sail last Wednesday with the rest of fleet. Unfortunately two days before our scheduled departure, Ahab noticed that the psi on …Read More

Panama Canal Transit

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Many apologies for the delay in posting…..you will most likely read this at the beginning of many more future posts. Internet access and speed is not something we have access to much these days. The beautiful scenery more than makes up for it- I just didn’t want you good folks to think we had forgotten …Read More

Halfway to Galapagos

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Since the wind and seas were so calm tonight, Ahab decided it would be a great time to have the autopilot fail. Some screw backed out and the whole chain dropped off. Luckily this happened at about 10:45pm. Good to have a farm-raised skipper aboard who found all the pieces in the bilge. David stayed …Read More

International Travel: Advanced Course

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So we all know that misery looooves company. Whether it is a traffic jam on I-66, a blocked Holland Tunnel, or “Weather Challenged” drivers that freak out at the mere mention of the frosty stuff – sometimes getting around requires Herculean amounts of patience and perseverance. When it comes to air travel, it can be …Read More

Leaving Columbia, Next Stop: San Blas Islands

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To quote my favorite father-in-law, “This is just awful.” Just to be clear, I’m referring to our first few hours off the coast, heading for Panama. Colombia & the city of Santa Marta were fantastic – a must visit. But back to our departure… World ARC was scheduled to leave yesterday (Jan 20) for the …Read More