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Oahu by Sea, round 1

Along with the two week quarantine and stay-home-stay-safe requirements, the governor of Hawaii also banned all interisland travel – this to restrict virus spread to the outer islands. It is not surprising that 95% of […]

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E5. Pacific Adventure: On to Hawaii

Our Hawaii decision was a difficult one because our crystal ball is cloudy. Pandemics are new to us. Our original plan was spend the 2020 cruising season (May thru October) re-exploring the Cook Islands, Western […]

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E4: Lockdown Hiva Oa!

We spent a couple more days on Tahuata before sailing on to Hiva Oa, the next island to the North, where we could re-provision, order pizza, and top up our Diesel. The following morning, we […]

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E3. South Pacific Adventures: Les Iles Marquesas

March 10, 2020 – LAND HO! Cindy spied the tall peaks of Fatu Hiva, thereby winning an umbrella drink in the “when will we get there” contest. By 1300, our anchor was down off the […]

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E2. South Pacific Adventure: Les Iles Gambiers

The two-day jaunt to Margareva Island in the Gambier Archipelago (at 28* South and 135* West) of French Polynesia was uneventful – predominantly 10 -15 knot tail winds with our spinnaker.  Woohoo!  Since we arrived at night, we […]

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E1. South Pacific Adventure: Rapa Nui to Pitcairn

The 8-day trip to Pitcairn was much easier than our crossing to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) since we’d left the South Pacific High in our wake.  We weren’t in the trade winds, but enjoyed winds […]

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D9. Pazzo’s South Pacific Adventures: Juan Fernandez to Rapa Nui

This was our first Christmas at sea and our first Christmas without any kids.  The special day felt a little bit empty but Cindy added a good dose of Merry by decorating a pine branch […]

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D8. Chilean Adventure; Valdivia to Juan Fernandez

Brother John flew in to join Team Pazzo on December 17 (2019).  Great to have him aboard once again to help with preparations, sailing, and socializing with our many cruising friends.   A couple days […]

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D7. Pazzo’s Pacific Adventure-Santiago and Valdivia

From Lima, Zach returned to San Francisco while Cindy and I flew on to Santiago, Chile and the continuing protests against the leadership of President Sebastian Pinera. While awaiting the arrival of new ship’s batteries […]

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D6. Back to South America, land trips to Bolivia and Peru

Cindy and I enjoyed summer 2019 in Seattle. After a summer and fall in Patagonia, we felt we deserved a proper summer. Pazzo waited patiently for us on the hard at Club Reloncavi, tucked behind […]

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