#ProjectPacfic: Final Video!

Smiles for miles. Honolulu to Van Isle in 24 days. Our multi-month adventure has come to an end, so I created this video so I can keep reliving it! A big thanks to Josh for joining us as crew and to Dan for helping me edit it together:)

Project Pacific: Day 2.24

We made it into home waters! Thanks for cheering us on, it feels good to be surrounded by land again. We are now transiting down to Comox over the next couple days. Stay tuned for our trip video by the end of the week!

Project Pacific: Day 2.23

The sea is greener, the air smells different, and we are starting to see more signs of life. We have yet to come in sight of land, but should be able to see the light on Cape Scott tonight.  I was hoping to have the grand moment of Land Ahoy! today, but life doesn’t always…

Project Pacific: Day 2.22

We are currently 150nm from land, with no sight of it yet (hopefully by tomorrow evening!); however we did see bull kelp!  Most people who spot a piece of bull kelp drifting through the water wouldn’t bat an eye, but this was a good excuse as any to jump up and down in excitement, as…

Project Pacific: Day 2.21

The closer we get to land the more loco we get.  21 days with three people on 34 feet of boat …Muy Loco.  We can only read so many books, master so many sudokus, and play so many games of crazy eights before the monotony of it all has gone to our heads.  So instead…

Project Pacific: Day 2.20

My favourite time of day on the ocean is in the morning.  Everyone else is asleep; it’s just my coffee, the sunrise, and me.  This morning was even more magical than most, as we had special guests who joined us on our transit.  A fin burst out of the water off our stern, as I…

Project Pacific: Day 2.19

Yesterday’s attempt at charging batteries lead to another dirty fuel filter and an innovative fix on a broken o-ring.  We all jumped to it:  Farrell got his hands greasy, Josh cut apart his leather belt to make a new o-ring, while I adjusted the sails and Mr. Says to accommodate the quickly increasing winds.  With…

Project Pacific: Day 2.18

I have learnt that along with inconsistent winds come short tempers of the crew.  We all were a little testy this morning as we took turns attempting to balance out the sails and set Mr. Says (the self steering device) to keep us on a good course and good speed.  Fortunately, after a few patience…

Project Pacific: Day 2.17

We have gotten to the point of the trip where we are obsessively doing two things:  Moving the waypoint to check the exact distance left. (We are currently at 841nm!) Discussing exactly what we are going to do once we get on land. We’ve spent most of the day inside, as the conditions outside are…

Project Pacific: Day 2.16

After 15 days of sailing on a starboard tack, cooking on a starboard tack, life as we know it has literally flopped around.  We are now heading in a NE direction, aka home, and it sure feels good!  We motored throughout the night, amongst glassy seas and a dark sky.  The fuel line plugged up…