Category Archives: South Pacific 2013

Palmyra Atoll

Palmyra Atoll was our last stop enroute to Hawaii from the Marquesas. The Atoll lies about 6 degrees north of the equator and is out of the cyclone belt so it is a logical place to wait for a weather … Continue reading

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Christmas Island – Kiribati

Christmas Island lies at 1.5 degrees North of the equator around 157 degrees West. The transit from Nuka Hiva to Christmas was around 1230 nautical miles – a little over 5 days for Iron Lady. The following is a map … Continue reading

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Grey Wolf

Steve Dashew just put up an interesting post on Grey Wolf – FPB 6 if I recall. She is bound from NZ to her new home port in England and plans to depart NZ for French Polynesia shortly. That is … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh

No – we didn’t fall off the face of the earth but internet service (even in Hawaii) has been pretty tough to come by. Now I understand why the harbor master at Ko Olina warned me that Hawaii is really … Continue reading

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Equator

On August 20th at 2210 hours, some 5545 nautical miles after leaving New Zealand in mid May, Iron Lady crossed the Equator at 151 degrees 41 minutes West. Sorry – no pictures this time, too slow a connection. Weather conditions … Continue reading

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Update

We have now been in the Marquesas since George and Gel left us in the Tuamotus. Deb and our friends Lisa and Dan just departed from Nuka Hiva for Pittsburgh. Steve and I are aboard and we are being joined … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Man

For those of you who have been following for awhile, you know about our clearance adventures in Fiji and Tonga. If not, I recommend the Tongan experience in particular which (in retrospect) was hilarious – you can do a search … Continue reading

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May 26 – 1 day from landfall

May 26 – 1 day from land fall. SInce last night, it has been blowing 25 to 35 from the east southeast. We picked up the southeast trade winds yesterday afternoon at at steady 20 knots. Iron Lady made light … Continue reading

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