Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trip statistics and long awaited pictures

Here are the long awaited pictures!!!  Surprisingly, we didn’t take a ton of pictures, so hopefully no one is disappointed.

I also thought I would include a few statistics…they’re all approximate as we are horrible at keeping track of things, but it gives you an idea of how the trip went.
Miles:  2700 Nautical Miles
Time:  21 ½ days
Motor time:  approximately 50 hours
Equator crossing coordinates:

Doldrum days:  2
Fuel used:  35 gallons
# fish caught:  3
# of fish that got away:  3
Days without fresh veggies:  0!!!!!
Full night’s sleep:  2
Fights between crew members:  0!!!!!
Growls between crew members:  3 (mostly spinnaker induced)

The infamous Spinnaker!
Working on "Helper Words" during school.

Jake with his shaving cream Neptune crown, becoming a shellback!

The result of Andy having a little fun with us while crossing the equator.
For those that don't know, Andy has crossed the equator 3 times now, so there
was no ceremony for him.

About to swim across

We sent a message in a bottle from the crew.
Our first yellowtail...

Jake measuring our second yellowtail for his fish log.

He had to use all his muscle to get this up!

One of many sushi nights.

The last and best fish...Skipjack Tuna!!
I tried to fight this boobie bird off with a broom, but he wasn't having it.
He bit my broom and stayed around for more than 24 hours.
Our first sight of land

Hiva Oa

The harbor at Atuona as we pulled in.


Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Yaaay! Glad you made it with no drama. We're leaving today with about 8 or 9 other boats.

Ev & the family

Andrew Andy Heuer said...

It makes me smile knowing you guys are living out part of my dream. Rob Clare is about to travel to Belize for a possible move, that is the other part of my dream. Two former shipmates, living the dream, that is awesome!

Some Day! Some Day!

The Crew of Savannah said...

Diane, have fun! We'll listen in on the net from time to time and keep track of you guys. Be safe!

Andy, Andy says just do it!

Tina said...

I attempted to post a comment already and got a server error message. Forgive me if I double post. We loved the photos, loved the email reply and it's good to see you are having a great time. It makes my life feel a little mundane. Keep us posted. The kiddos and I are studying the geography of the South Pacific, inspired by you! Much love, Tina

Nancy, Ethan & Zada said...

Best pictures them all!!! Ethan happy to report you look no different than you did when you left a few weeks ago....and I'm glad the booby bird won out (and the broom and your determination didn't) and that Jake will have these amazing photos and memories.....forever! Good, good, GREAT stuff. Tell Andy to keep taking pic's of you and your little man and that the zero equator pic is priceless!!!!! xoxoxo Love and miss you so.....

capribyvespa said...

Hello! It's Gary, Deb, Brett, and Caitlin from Punta Chiviato in Mexico! We check in every month or so. Sooooooooo glad to hear you made it safely to the Marquesas! We have enjoyed following your blog! Hope to see you in Mexico!

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