Category Archives: Cruising 2017

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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