Pacific Area S/V Freya

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May-June 2009: Here's Freya's track on our 6-week circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

VI 2009 Circumnavigation Track Middle of ocean: we didn't go here Port Hardy Loquililla Cove. Prop wrapped in Seaweed! Victoria: Freya's Home Port Bedwell Harbour, and BCA Rendezvous site Silva Bay Rescued Scupper from the Sea! Buccaneer Bay, N. Thormanby I. Dol Cove, Hardy I. Rolly south side of Savary I. Prideaux Haven.  Awesome! Big Bay, Stuart I. Dozens of Bald Eagles feeding S. of Yuculta Rapids Cordero Is. Cove unnamed bay W. of Blenkinsop Bay Great Pumpkin Spinnaker flies again, in Johnstone St! Bootleg Cove, of Gilford I. Echo Bay Cullen Harbour, Broughton I. Nawhitti Bar, marking entry into open Pacific Cape Scott Sea Otter Cove Grant Bay. Nice Beach! East Cove of Coprino Hbr Gooding Cove Klaskino Anchorage dinghied up and swam in waterfall at Mahatta Creek Klaskish Basin Columbia (Peddler's) Cove Bunsby Islands Kyuquot, Walter's Cove Brooks Peninsula Petroglyph Cove Rugged Point Mary Basin, Nuchatlitz Inlet Friendly Cove Hot Springs Cove Matilda Cove, and Ahousat Adventure Cove Clarke I; Turret I; Effingham Bay Murder Bay / Campbell Cove Pea-soup fog while passing Tofino

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Here is an animation of our 2-year Pacific cruise from Victoria to New Zealand and back again, with each passage to a new place in a different colour. Each frame of the animation represents 4 days of sailing, at an average of about 100 nautical miles/day.

September 2005: We are cruising northern and eastern Fiji waters. Over the next three weeks we want to circumnavigate Vanua Levu, setting off from Savusavu and stopping at Viani Bay, Taveuni Is., Rabi Is., and villages along the north coast. Here's an overview chart of Fiji, showing some of the spots we have visited so far: Koro, Nananu-i-ra and Makogai Islands, Levuka town, and of course Savusavu.

Fiji is quite a navigational challenge; reefs abound! Have a look at this closeup chart of the passage between Levuka town on Ovelau Is., and Nananu-i-ra. It's about 48 nautical miles between the two and it took us a full day to sail the distance. We often posted a bow lookout to watch for the sharp pointy bits.

Victoria to New Zealand in 8400 easy nautical mile steps:

Enroute, we get our weather information by Shortwave Radio WeatherFax. You can find out more about how we get and use WeatherFax here.

Our actual route to Hawaii overlaid on one of the weather charts with the approximate position at noon each day shown in red.

Overview of major Islands of the South Pacific

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Victoria, BC
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This page last updated 8 Aug 2009