About Us

Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Voyage to Marquesas - Days 8 / 9 - Gotta love those tradewinds!

The great sailing continues. And it really is amazing how consistent the south east trade winds have been, at a steady speed of 17-22 knots, day and night. The swells vary, ranging from around 3-10 feet. Our last 4 days runs, noon to noon, have been 158, 162, 161, and 165 miles. And we've left the squalls behind us, at least for now.

We check into radio nets 3 or 4 times daily. One net is made up of 12-14 other boats sailing Galapagos to French Polynesia. We know several personally from our stay in the islands. Another net is the Pacific Puddlejump Net, mostly boats sailing from Mexico to F.P. And finally there's the Pacific Seafarers Net. This is the one that posts our daily position online. In the last blog post, I suggested that you could find this net via Google. Well, thanks to our buddy Chuck on s/v Jacaranda, here is the web address: http://www.pangolin.co.nz/xtras/pacseanet/pacseanet.php
Remember to search for the radio callsign K7ST to see our positions.

Fish report: The flying fish suicide march continues unabated. Good tip from Ian on s/v Chaotic Harmony is to freeze them and use as bait for dorado. Yup, our collection has begun! Caught a baby dorado today, just about 18", and let her go to make more dorados...hopefully a bigger one will be aboard before too long!

Thats all for now. The numbers: 1154 mi sailed so far, 1904 to go.....over 1/3 of the way there!

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