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“Pacific Ocean”

Aug
4
2009

Dispatch 18: Home at Last (and some statistics)

Dispatch 18 sent 8/4/09 (Pt Townsend!): I picked Paul up in Port Townsend yesterday. He and crew arrived Sunday night around 9 pm. It took them 24 days to get from Kaua’i to Pt Townsend. The weather was generally benign for most of the passage, other than a few days with light to no wind, […]

Jul
25
2009

Dispatch 17: The Home Stretch

Dispatch 17 sent 7/25/09: They’re really in the home stretch now: less than 1,000 nm from Cape Flattery! Paul thinks they will arrive in Port Townsend on 8/2. More on their arrival date at the end of this dispatch. Sam caught a couple of tunas a few days out of Kaua’i, so he has maintained […]

Jul
13
2009

Dispatch 16: The Voyage Home Begins

Dispatch 16 sent 7/13/09 (Kaua’i enroute to Pt Townsend): Paul, Sam, and Paul B left Nawiliwili Harbor on Kaua’i on Friday, 7/10, at 7am Hawaiian time (3 hours earlier than Pacific time, and 6 hours earlier than Eastern Time). Paul and Sam are fine, and Paul B is still getting used to the watch schedule […]

Jun
16
2009

Dispatch 13: …Port of Entry: Maui?

Dispatch 13 sent 6/16 : Paul and Sam are now less than 900 miles from Hilo, and at their present rate, they may arrive in Hilo about 6/24 or 6/25. They are screaming along at 7.3 knots, and the wind is predicted to continue in the 15-18 knot range at least for the next 3 […]

Jun
10
2009

Dispatch 12: Voyaging to Hawaii (continued)

Dispatch 12 sent 6/10/09 (voyaging to Hawaii): Paul and Sam are now by my very rough calculation about 615 nm from Baja and have about 1235 nm to go in order to get to their landfall at Hilo. They left on 6/3, so have been gone exactly a week. Paul thinks they will arrive around […]

Apr
22
2009

Dispatch 6: Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas

Dispatch 6 sent 4/24/09 (Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas): We had the longest sail of the trip, having left Ensenada on 4/17, and arriving in Cabo San Lucas just after sunset last night, 4/23. Paul and “Indigo” have travelled about 2500 nm since leaving Quartermaster Harbor on 3/20; Lucas and I about 1600 nm. Paul […]

Apr
16
2009

Dispatch 5: Santa Barbara to Ensenada

Dispatch 5 sent 4/16/09 (Santa Barbara to Ensenada): We sailed/motored about 30 hours from Santa Barbara to Ensenada. The weather did get noticeably warmer after we left Santa Barbara, and conditions were excellent:  light breezes, sunny skies, and, as you can see below, lots of sea birds, at least when they had something interesting to […]

Apr
12
2009

Dispatch 4: SF to Santa Barbara

Dispatch 4 sent 4/12/09 (Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara): Lucas, who’s 23 and will be going to graduate school in Sociology in the fall, joined us in Sausalito. Boat repairs were finally completed on 4/6, and we took off later that day, heading for Santa Cruz to pick up one crew member and meet with […]

Mar
23
2009

Dispatch 1: The Voyage Begins

Dispatch 1 sent 3/23/09 (Seattle to San Francisco): Dear family and friends, Paul is heading out on his latest sailing adventure, Seattle-San Francisco-San Diego-Los Cabos-Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California)-Hawaii-Seattle, and expects to be home by mid-August. We hope that this time, three times is a charm (those new to this list may not know […]