Category Archives: Cruising 2017

Magic Log #15: Fakarava to Raiatea

Our destination as we left Makemo was Fakarava, the second largest atoll in the Tuamotus. Fakarava promised provisions and internet access, both of which we needed, but we were mostly interested in the diving. Fakarava is one of only a … Continue reading

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Magic Log #14: Makemo

Somewhere on the 500 mile passage from Nuku Hiva to the Tuamotus, I had a dream about our destination. I had only ever been to an atoll once before, on a one day dive trip in Belize. That was a … Continue reading

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Magic Log #13: Nuku Hiva

We were tired and exhilarated after the three week crossing from Mexico. Taiohae Bay was unlike any place we had taken Magic, a beautiful bay with jungle on all sides and a fairly busy town at its back. With a … Continue reading

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Magic Log #12: La Paz to Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva is an island in the Marquesas, the northeasternmost group in French Polynesia and one of a couple places where most boats make landfall after crossing from the west coast of North America. On March 16 we set out … Continue reading

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Magic Log #11: Preparing to Cross

For over a decade now I’ve wanted to sail to the South Pacific. Lisa came by this dream more recently but is also really excited by it. A few weeks ago we left Mexico for the 2600 mile crossing to … Continue reading

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