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Old 12-03-2014, 16:29   #1
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Aloha Sailors,
We're sailing around the world from San Fran, currently in Hawaii. Our website really tells the tale of sailing across the Pacific and getting pounded almost the whole way. Raise your hand if you need to get up on the Sat Phone/ Weather Chart Info. Ok I'm putting my hand down because we learned our lesson and now are prepared to have a sweet and smooth sail down to Tahiti.

How rad is this weather site!!!
earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather

Here are a couple videos from life aboard Journey. I'll post more, along the way. Sugar on the Strawberries~ Elizabeth

Halfway to Hawaii on Vimeo
Salty Fortune on Vimeo
Pacific Tradewinds on Vimeo
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Old 12-03-2014, 22:35   #2
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Nice videos...Enjoy your time..
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Old 12-03-2014, 22:49   #3
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Re: Circumnavigating/ Sailing Is Sexy

I'm glad that you are out there having a good time... but to say that you've sailed across the Pacific (whether getting pounded or not) is a little premature IMO. You have another 2/3 to go. Hope that you don't get "pounded" for the rest of the way; you may redefine "pounded" before you arrive on the Western side of the ocean.

Anyway, welcome to CF and keep us posted on your progress.

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Old 12-03-2014, 23:05   #4
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Nice videos! what camcorder are you guys using?
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great videos. what is your planned route of circumnavigation?
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Wait ... I must be doing it wrong. Sailing is sexy? I always find myself sweaty and stinky. Days without shower and please don't touch me. hahaha.

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It's been changing a lot, were still considering paying the shipping fee after Aus and putting the whole 41fter on a ship to Europe. As of right now, we're planning on saving $45-80,000 and sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. I lived there for a few months on my own and know Cape Town pretty well. However, we're primarily focused on our route to Aus as of now. The second half is not certain.
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I'm using my 5D MarkII Canon camera with a straight 40mm lens. The HD is so crisp, but my focusing is still a little off. You have to manually focus and it's a bit difficult.
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As they say, A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

I never implied being scared, we hope to experience all the good and the bad of the wild ocean. Only trying to tell 'our' story along the way.

I can say what I like, as you can interpret me the way you want. BTW, Only my husband 'pounds' me. Thanks Jim
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Very cool website - live the dream. When it gets shitty out there, and you're getting "pounded" remember all the great sailors who have gone before you - some even alone - take the good with the bad - it is all worth it.
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Reminds me of these two: About | WORLD TOUR STORIES Alex and Taru sailing around the world.Travel blog. Lifestyle blog. Sailing blog.
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Great videos! The music really added a lot to each video, you guys have a real knack for it!

Have a great time and keep that camera rolling!
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Our route:
I think nothing has changed more than this portion of the cruising plan.

Our original route was San Francisco to Hawaii November - April then South Pacific may- November getting us into Australia in November before the start of the South Pacific cyclone season. A year to cross the pacific. Then on through Southeast Asia, through the Suez Canal and then the Mediterranean for as long as we want till we cross the Atlantic back to the states.

After being in Hawaii for a month, having visited Thailand and determined that cruising there would be less fun than we envisioned (think third world, bugs, thieves, etc). We made the decision to stay in Hawaii for a year. Hawaii is truly paradise like no other, there is nothing deadly on the island. No malaria or dengue fever or snakes or spiders etc. the people are awesome, the beaches unreal and it's got its own culture even though it's still America and everything works.

Are we giant wusses for making one long passage and then holding up at the first nice place we get to? Probably but who cares, this place is truly a paradise. And the slip location is best I've ever had. Life is just perfect here. Let's stay and start family. But wait... The slip we are in is only good for 4 months? We have to move our boat to the middle of no where? Ok, let's keep going.

Alright so we gonna continue sailing around the world. What we gonna do about pirates? The whole south east Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India by boat sounds pretty rough too. It's not the sailing but the time, heat, disease, thieves and really dirty places with dirty scary people.

So here's the new plan. We sail to Australia doing the entire South Pacific, paradise to paradise then have the boat shipped to the Mediterranean. I think its like $1k per foot to ship it. $41 is approx what it would cost to sail the whole way with fuel, food, taxes, and wear and tear. Plus it would save a year and avoid the nastiest parts of the world. So that's the plan.

Two weeks later... Just heard from the shipping company. Cost is $82,000 to ship the boat. Bummer. Need a new plan. How about we sail the southern Indian Ocean. Around the cape of good hope? We won't be able to go to the Mediterranean but there are some nice islands like the Maldives and Seychelles. Ok... So that's the plan now.

Give me two weeks and we'll have a new plan. Are Somali pirates really that scary?

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Give me two weeks and we'll have a new plan. Are Somali pirates really that scary?
Not as scary as $82,000 to ship a boat.
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> It's not the sailing but the time, heat, disease, thieves and really dirty places with dirty scary people.

With an attitude like that, I'd suggest you turn around now and start heading back to the US.
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