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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sailing – Mexico – Mainland by Sea and Land

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Sailing – Mexico – Mainland by Sea and Land Mazatlan The wind and waves began to pick up in the morning just prior to pulling into Marina Mazatlan.  If you’ve never sailed into this harbor (like us), it’s a little tricky when there are waves breaking in the small bay.  We read in our cruising […]

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Sailing – Mexico – Baja Coast

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Sailing – Mexico – Baja Coast   Departing San Diego “What’s going on with this thing?  Why isn’t it working?” Probably not the comments you want to come from your husband 20 minutes before you depart on a 10,500 mile sailing adventure. I’m pretty excited to get out of port but in my haste, I […]

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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, […]