August 18, 2010

Where We've Been So Far:

2006 - Seattle to California via Alaska in the summer. Then California to Mexico with the Baja Haha . We traveled through Mexico down to Zihuatanejo, covering an astounding 6,000 miles in our first year of cruising.

2007 - Zihuatanejo back up to La Paz via the Gold Coast.

Summer 2007 - Left the boat at Marina Cost Baja in La Paz while we went home and worked. House sat for Steve & Elsie and accidentally got really good jobs, so worked stretched into the end of January for Rob (end of December for me).

Winter 2007-2008 - Hauled the boat in La Paz then scooted south. Stopped on the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks, then chugged pretty quick down through Zihua and across the Tehuantepec to El Salvador. Traveled inland to Guatemala for some immersion Spanish and sightseeing, then off to Costa Rica.

2008 - Cruising Central America then to Ecuador to avoid the nightly lightening storms in Central America during the summer. We did a little inland travel and took our niece Brittney to Peru with us. Then back north to see Costa Rica and Panama.

2009 - From Panama up to Costa Rica, then out to Isla Cocos. From there to the Galapagos, then into the South Pacific. We sailed to the Marquesas, through the Tuamotos and Societies, out to Niue, and over to the Vava'u group in Tonga. From there we traveled north again one last time across the equator to Majuro in the Marshall Islands.

2010 - From the Marshalls westbound through Micronesia. Visited two of the Federated States of Mcronesia - Pohnpei and Yap. Then into beautiful Palau. Northbound from Palau took us into Osaka Bay, Japan. From there it was 42 days and 5,180 miles eastbound back into Puget Sound.

Where We're Going Next:

Sadly it's time to go back to work for a while. We'll stay here in Puget Sound and reacquaint ourselves with what others might consider the normal world. As soon as it makes sense, we'll head back out the Strait again and make another left turn.