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Catamarans & Sailing

Our Second Pacific Crossing

After 15 days at sea (actually 15.16…) S/V Julia arrived in Hilo, Hawaii. Departing Oakland for the Pacific Ocean When we departed Oakland and headed out in San Francisco Bay, a thick fog hung over the Golden Gate Bridge. The fog was selective, above us and behind was clear blue sky, but the fog sat…


Travel Fail: Real Tonga Airlines

Geography lesson:  Tonga is made up of four main island groups. The southern island group and big island are both called Tongatapu, with the capital named Nuku’alofa.  The biggest cruising port is in the Vava’u island group, on ʻUtu Vavaʻu island, the town of Neiafu. Traveling full time is wonderful for the most part, but it can be…