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Old 15-03-2014, 14:50   #16
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Re: First Ocean Crossing In A Few Days

We are flying to PV Monday. PM me if you need anything brought down from the U.S
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Have a great trip !! You and your family have allowed us to remember our early days with our kids and our travels! Thank you again for the trouble you go thru to post your trials and tribulations on this site! We smile almost daily as you post !The cruiseing life with young children is something most cruisers will never have the chance to experince! We look forward to you guy's further travels!! Thank you again for the pleasure you give us by posting here !!
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Re: First Ocean Crossing In A Few Days

Eric, if you think your mind is blown anticipating it, wait till you've experienced it. Leaving from the PV area, it is usually a slow first week for folks. We left from Cabo the two times we did it. The boat was a 36 footer with a 29 ft. waterline. Took about 3 wks, IIRC.

What others have written is true. You'll structure your watch time and child care time, and the days and hours will flow together. Had friends who tried to learn French from language tapes on their way there. Did pretty well, too, enough to get by. Just think, nobody to tell you what to do, just you guys, the sun, stars, breeze and seas. Way good.

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Old 15-03-2014, 15:17   #19
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Re: First Ocean Crossing In A Few Days

Have fun!

Take a long book. Lol very long.

The long passages are very enjoyable, one really relaxes and gets into it.

With the provisioning its nice to have some treats packed away for the last half. The best menu can tend to get a little boring after a while so extra naughty food is always welcome.

Enjoy it


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Old 15-03-2014, 16:07   #20
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Don't forget the toilet paper!
Yeah, don't forget to wipe. (a play on words...the last thing most people say is don't forget to write)

Anyhoo, RH, it's your land based POV that's causing doubts. It won't take but a week to shed that. After then, you'll be all settled in. Bon Voyage, fair winds, don't forget to wipe. ahem....

Outstanding that you've prepared so well. That's a good family man and skipper, always thinking ahead and planning.
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Have fun!

Take a long book. Lol very long.

The long passages are very enjoyable, one really relaxes and gets into it.

With the provisioning its nice to have some treats packed away for the last half. The best menu can tend to get a little boring after a while so extra naughty food is always welcome.

Enjoy it


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Of the many books onboard, probably my favorite was a 1,300+ page tome about Sacajawea. Took me about Morro Bay-Honolulu to read it. I'm not a slow reader but on a passage what's the hurry? No where more than the sea invites one to go with the flow.

That is the point, I've always considered a passage of one daily routine repeated as many times as it takes to make landfall. This as opposed to each day being a new thing. Sure, each day will bring new sights and experiences but it is, mostly, a repeat of the day before.
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Old 15-03-2014, 16:30   #22
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Re: First Ocean Crossing In A Few Days

G'Day Eric,

Our first landfall at Atuona was the second greatest high of all our sailing years (the first being landfall on Oahu after our first bluewater passage using celestial nav). Somehow, the change from the arid reaches of Baja to the lush growth of the Marquesas, the long (21 day) passage and the realization that we were, at last, really in the South Pacific (thanks, James Mitchner!) combined to give me an emotional jolt seldom experienced.

I'll bet that you and Charlotte and the younguns will find a similar experience awaiting you. Enjoy!

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make sure you have some "skin so soft" or equivalent for the sand flies in the marquesas,can be a bit of a bother onshore sometimes.
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Fair winds Eric and family. Living the dream mate!
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Re: First Ocean Crossing In A Few Days

Congrats and Fair Winds Eric,

We did the passage from Cape Town to Rio with our the. 3 year old.

It was an amazing experience the the kids will be the least of your worries - they are so adaptable.

Enjoy this wonderful passage - the last days will be filled with both excitemnt and remorse that you have almost arrived!
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Best wishes to you and the family.

You guys are an inspiration, fair winds and following seas.
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Have a great and safe trip.

It takes a couple of days to get into the routene
Then you don't want it to stop
Then you decide it would be nice if it stopped
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Paper charts???...suicide man! Hope you still have Melvilles "Typee" it will give you a hintof what you are about to see and how things use to be...fair winds my friend...
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Congrats Eric! Wish you a safe and pleasant passage! Say hello to crew of Teofania when you see them at Nuku Hiva's anchorage
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