Voyages of S/V Sequoia


What's new or updated:: We've created a new website, detailing Sequoia's 2010-2011 voyage to Mexico and Hawaii.
At anchor near Hapatoni, Tahuata Island, Marquesas Join Craig and Barbara Johnston as they set off on the adventure of a lifetime -- to Tahiti and beyond.
For many years we had the idea that the ultimate sailing adventure would be a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.  When we finally set about to acquire the sailboat that could safely do that trip, we found ourselves with a boat that is capable of circumnavigating the Pacific or indeed the world. 

The Vancouver Island trip in 2001 gave us confidence in the boat and in ourselves, and that in turn opened up new possibilities.  One thing led to another, and we figured out how to retire in 2002, sell our house, sell our cars, adopt out our dog, Buffy (sniff!) (see below right), and pay our bills via the internet.

In 2003 we sailed south to New Zealand by way of the Marquesas Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Maupiti, Suvarov, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Niuatoputapu and the Vava'u Group of the Kingdom of Tonga. 

We finished our South Pacific odyssey in 2004 sailing north from New Zealand to Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia.  From there we shipped Sequoia home on an ocean-going yacht carrier. 

We took a couple of years off from sailing (anything more than local excursions on the Columbia River), while we built a house.  But as of 2008, we're cruising again, this time to British Columbia and Alaska.

Come and explore our adventures!

Outbound 44 sketch

Buffy, our left behind Golden Retriever