Pacific Ocean: Panama to French Polynesia – Arrival 4103nm

We arrived one week ago, and I’ve been a little tardy in updating my blog (been busy doing the usual ‘new country arrival’ stuff). The last couple of days of sailing were bouncy and windy, but we had an early arrival at Taiohae Bay at the impressively rugged French Polynesian island of Nuku Hiva. Below are our trip stats; I’ll post more about the trip soon. Thanks for following our voyage!

Total distance: 4103nm
Nights offshore: 29
Fastest daily distance: 171nm (day 16)
Slowest daily distance: 91nm (day 7)
Average speed: 6kn
Engine hours propulsion: 48 (only in first nine days crossing doldrums) Engine hours energy/water making: 45
Fuel used: guessing between 130-160 litres
Highest wind speed: 26kn
Lowest wind speed: 0kn
Lures lost: One
Fish caught: Nil
Books read: Five
Mugs broken: One

If you want to contact is while offshore, you can email to blueheelerhr39(at)
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