Sailing Around The World

Sailing West Again

After spending a few days on the Island of Ua Poa and heading to the Island of Rangiroa which is in the chain of islands called the Tuamotu’s. I was not to impressed with the island of Ua Poa. They had 2 restaurants that were only open from 6pm to 9pm, but they were never open when I went by at that time. There was 3 stores that had dry goods, baked bread, and meat but the selection was very limited. The local folks mostly hung out and played games and swam on the beach. The island is the tallest of the Marquesas but I never did see the island uncovered from the clouds but did see some very tall volcano plugs that were I am guessing 3000 feet high. Not much else to talk about other then we are underway again for the next five days and hopefully the weather ill be good.

Current position: 03:42utc 9deg 43.32min South, 140deg 36.35min West: COG 225degrees SOG 6.7knots, Wind Speed 16.8 ESE



One response

  1. tom buchta

    I’m from Neenah WIsconsin and have spent a lot of years on cruising and racing sailboats on the Great Lakes. I dont recall how I heard about your trip (Antigo Daily Journal maybe??). Anyway, i do enjoy going to your website every week or so to read your journal and check out your pictures. Thanks so much for taking us along on your journey. Good luck to you and your crew.

    June 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm