In our first season (2005), we spent some time in the outer islands of Hawaii before heading south to the South Pacific and on to New Zealand. We sailed 5,070 miles.
In our second season out (2006), we sailed from New Zealand to Fiji, Vanuatu, then on to Australia. We sailed 3,735 miles. We had planned on also visiting New Caledonia before heading to Australia for the storm season (southern hemisphere summer), but we had a change of plans. We enjoyed Vanuatu enough that we wanted more time there, so we decided to spend the remainder of the season sailing north through Vanuatu, then check out from Luganville on Espiritu Santo and sail directly to Bundaberg, Australia..
In 2007, we left the Pacific Ocean behind and sailed to Asia. We sailed 4,989 nautical miles. We sailed more than 2,000 miles within Australia, then we sailed from Darwin to Kupang, Indonesia with a rally. We spent three months sailing within Indonesia. We then sailed to Singapore, Malaysia, and then Thailand.
In 2008, we sailed only 642 nautical miles. We sailed the west coast of Thailand, then we sailed back to Malaysia then back to Thailand again. In August, 2008, we hauled Passage out of the water where she stayed past the end of the year.
Passage got back in the water in March, 2009. We sailed back and forth between Langkawi, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand a few times. Then we made a trip out to India's Andaman Islands which is where we were at the end of the calendar year. We sailed only 1,154 miles in 2009.
We started 2010 in the Andaman Islands then returned to Phuket, Thailand. We spent the rest of 2010 between Langkawi, Malaysia and Phuket, Thailand (again), We sailed 1,302 miles in 2010.
We started 2011 in Thailand, but we finally left - headed for the Mediterranean. We sailed to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, then disaster struck this year's Indian Ocean cruising fleet. Two sail boats were pirated and four Americans were shot dead. We loaded Passage on the deck of a large ship, and we flew to Turkey where we met her. We then cruised the west coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. We sailed 1,924 miles before shipping Passage, and we sailed 326 in Turkey after she arrived. We sailed a total of 2,250 miles, and Passage traveled an additional 3,866 miles on the ship.
We started 2012 in Turkey, and we spent six weeks in Greece. We made some changes to our plans while in Greece, and we decided to sail west through the Med. We sailed 2,283 miles from Turkey to Gibralter. Then we sailed another 626 miles to the Canary Islands where we ended the season. We sailed a total of 2,909 miles.
In 2013, we sailed 2,948 miles across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. We made landfall in St. Lucia, then we headed south through St. Vincent and Grenadines to Grenada. We sailed another 224 miles around the islands for a season total of 3,172 miles.
In 2014, we sailed from Grenada to the ABC Islands including Bonaire, then Curacao, then Aruba. We then went to Panama, transited the Panama Canal, and returned to the Pacific Ocean again. In the Pacific Ocean, we went to the Galapagos Islands and French Polynesia including the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and the Society Islands. We sailed 6,606 miles in 2014.
We started 2015 in French Polynesia. We sailed around the leeward islands a bit, then we sailed home to Hawaii. We sailed 2,865 miles.
We returned to the Ala Wai harbor in Honolulu on June 19, 2015. We had sailed a total of 34,694 miles.
Short sails - such as between islands - are described with the destination. Longer sails (passages) are described separately in 'passage notes and pictures'. (If you notice a discrepancy between our log entries and the dates/times on our passage notes, it is because our log is in UTC, and our passage notes are in local time.)
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