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How an Island Packet and Seaward Yacht Sailboat is Built

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How an Island Packet and Seaward Yacht Sailboat is Built If you’ve been reading this blog, then you know that we sailed across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia (The Marquesas, The Tuamotu’s & the Society Islands) then Hawaii and back to San Diego, CA in our 1996, Island Packet 37 cutter rig sailboat. When […]

Sailing to Moorea – The First Time

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Sailing to Moorea – The First Time   Moorea, French Polynesia The sailing journey from Tahiti to Moorea with our new crew (our adult children, William & Kayla) went by pretty fast.  It was about a five hour journey and the wind and seas were favorable, which was a pleasant change. As we pulled our […]

Sailing – Arriving in Tahiti the First Time

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Sailing – Arriving in Tahiti the First Time Tahiti We arrived at the Yacht Club de Tahiti anchorage around 0900 and there was only about one or two open areas to anchor in.  We cruised by one of the boats at anchor and asked them for some local knowledge of where to anchor, where the […]

Update – The Adventure Continues…

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Update – The Adventure Continues…   Hey everyone! A lot has happened since we first began this blog, so let’s begin with our latest update. First, we have to apologize that we haven’t completed the sailing part of our blog.  We will continue to update that portion of our blog until we are up to […]

Sailing – French Polynesia – The Marquesas Island of Nuku Hiva

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Sailing – French Polynesia – The Marquesas Island of Nuku Hiva Nuku Hiva, Marquesas The Baie de Taiohae was packed with other Pacific Puddle jumpers.  There were about 80 yachts (big and small, but mostly big) packed into the bay.  Since we weren’t familiar with the bay, the tide, current and such, we decided to […]

Rangiroa Blue Lagoon The Adventure Travelers

Sailing – French Polynesia – The Tuamotus

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Sailing – French Polynesia – The Tuamotus Ahe Atoll When we left Daniel’s Bay on May 19, 2016 we knew it was going to be at least a four day trip to the Tuamotu Archipelagos.  We left just after sunrise to get out before the bugs began to litter our boat again.  As we motored […]

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Sailing – Pacific Puddle Jump to Nuku Hiva

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Sailing – Pacific Puddle Jump to Nuku Hiva Pacific Puddle Jump It was eerie leaving the Port or Puerto Vallarta.  The bay water was the color of a red zinfandel wine.  It must have been an algae bloom or some other natural phenomenon and it was weird to say the least. For the first few […]

Harlow Hut New Bottom Paint December 2015

Beginning the Journey

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Our Story Begins Want to Go on a Sailing Adventure? We, (Michael and Melissa of The Adventure Travelers) planned for over ten years and finally made the leap. We sold our house and moved into a rental (three years prior to leaving our home port of San Diego, California), we sold one of our cars, […]