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Sailing Adventures
This Blog was set up to follow my preparation and travels as crew aboard Balquhidder during the Pacific Puddle Jump 2011. Linda and I have our website at, www.heliosaweigh.com .
My latest 5 diary entries

10th May 2011
Final Comments
I am now back home in Tacoma, Washington. I flew from Hiva Oa on April 30th to Nuku Hiva, and then to Papeete. Linda had made my flight arrangements from Papeete to Seattle, and had made hotel reservations at Sof...
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5th Apr 2011 - 28th Apr 2011
The Crossing
The first three days were the slowest of the whole crossing, in that time we barely made 150 miles. Our goal was to make it to 8 degrees south and 90 degrees west, which was a little over 700 miles from our starti...
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2nd Apr 2011
Ready to leave the Galapagos Islands
We will be leaving the Galapagos Islands on Monday April 4th and heading towards the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. We are anticipating a crossing time of 3 to 4 weeks. The first part will be the slowest as ...
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31st Mar 2011
A Trip to Isla Isabella
We were up early for two reasons the swells decided around 4 AM to rock the boat and we had to be at the tour office at 7:30. We were in the same boat for the trip to Isabella, and it was about a 2 ½ hour ri...
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28th Mar 2011
A Trip to Floreana Island
We were up early for breakfast and coffee and then it was time to catch a water taxi to shore and meet up with our group that was going to Floreana Island. The majority were English speaking from U.S. and Canada. Th...
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