Craig working on an email update South Pacific I

As we made our journeys in the South Pacific, we sat down at the computer from time to time and sent email reports.  Edited versions of those reports appear in this website.

 

This page has links to trip journals from Oregon through French Polynesia (March to early September, 2003).  Other trip journals can be found here: Trip Journals II:  September, 2003 through December, 2003 (Suvarov, Cook Islands through Auckland, NZ)

Trip Journals III:  January, 2004 through September, 2004 (Auckland, New Zealand through Brisbane, Australia and home to Vancouver, B.C. and Portland, Oregon)

St. Helens, Oregon to San Francisco Bay:

Update from St. Helens - March 7, 2003

Update from Columbia River - March 22, 2003

Update from Newport - March 26, 2003

Update from Northern California - March 28, 2003

Update from Alameda - March 30, 2003

 

Approaching the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon

 

A squall in the inter tropical convergence zone

 

San Francisco Bay to the Marquesas Islands:

Off the Coast of California - April 7, 2003

Out on the Big Ocean - April 8, 2003

International Waters - April 9, 2003

Calm Waters off Baja California - April 11, 2003

Twenty Three Degrees North:  The Tropics! - April 13, 2003

In the on-again, off-again northeast Tradewinds - April 16, 2003

More boobies - April 17, 2003

Oops! - April 19, 2003

Getting through the ITCZ - April 22, 2003

Crossing the equator - April 25, 2003

We made it! - April 29, 2003

The Marquesas Islands

Swimming at Tahuata Island - May 4, 2003

Hapatoni and Ua Pou - May 8, 2003

Lunch at Hakahetau Village - May 12, 2003

Adventures on Nuku Hiva - May 20, 2003

Leaving the Marquesas - May 26, 2003

Daniel's Bay, Nuku Hiva
Sunrise at Tahanea The Tuamotu Archipelago

Entering the Tuamotus - May 31, 2003

"Cold" front in the Tuamotus - June 4, 2003

Tahanea - windy and calm - June 5, 2003

Diving in Tahanea - June 10, 2003

Passage to Tahiti - June 12, 2003

Tahiti and Moorea -- the Windward Islands

Adventures in Bureacracy - June 18, 2003

Troubles in Paradise - June 21, 2003

Arrival in Moorea - June 28, 2003

Papeete Again - July 3, 2003

Windy Days in Moorea - July 7, 2003

Bastille Day - July 14, 2003

Moorea
Anchored on the reef at Taha'a

 

The Leeward Islands

Arrival in the Leeward Islands - July 21, 2003

Huahine - July 27, 2003

Taha'a - August 8, 2003

Taha'a and Raiatea - August 17, 2003

Bora Bora - August 24, 2003

Maupiti - September 2, 2003

Click here for links to other destinations as we travel further to the west.