Circumnavigation 2014-2015

By Art on (with 3 comments)


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In early December of 2014 we began our circumnavigation of the world starting from Palma de Mallorca, Spain crossing the Atlantic to the Caribbean. A lengthy passage in its own right however something we've done previously a number of times. This time was different as we spent just a month in Antigua before we departed for Bonaire in the Netherland Antilles and on to the Panama Canal stopping off in Santa Marta, Columbia for a few days.

Once through the Panama Canal we made the passage onto the Galapagos Islands to spend a number of weeks exploring this fascinating archipelago before doing the beautiful passage from there into the islands of French Polynesia. Beginning the Marquesas, we visiting the archipelago of Tuamotu before arriving in Tahiti.

After we arrived in Papeete, Tahiti we took a nice break for a month to let everyone rest and visit family before we began the next phase of our circumnavigation across the rest of the Pacific. First we spent more time in the Society Islands in French Polynesia before we did the long passage from Bora-Bora to the small island country of Nuie and finally on to The Kingdom of Tonga. We really enjoyed the two months spent in Tonga and the diving was outstanding as was meeting up with all our Pacific sailing friends. Lots of good times before we made the passage down to Opua, New Zealand in early November.

Now we will do some serious relaxation and get the boat ready for our next foray into the Pacific in May. Over the summer months we'll spend a lot of time exploring New Zealand and working to get ourselves ready for more passages around this fantastic part of the world.

What an amazing adventure so far!

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  • comment from Jill Jill on June 22, 2015

    Enjoy your land time. I'm sure you planned to be in New Zealand at the perfect time of year. We look forward to lots of photos from there!

  • comment from Suzanne And Michael Suzanne And Michael on June 22, 2015

    Hope you have got your land legs back. Have a good time in Papeete.

  • comment from Il Mozzo Il Mozzo on June 21, 2015

    whow....what a nice and long sailing Trip...complimenti!