Day 3 Pacific Passage

Date: Sunday, April 15th 2018 Time: 17:23 UTC Location: 16° 46.2’N 110° 14.6′ W COG: 227° T SOG: 4.5 knots Distance to the Marquesas: 2,359 nm 24hr Distance covered: 116 nm
Well, we think we may have reached the trade winds! While the winds last night, today, and tomorrow are light, they are north-easterly in direction and we seem to have a current carrying us along. The seas are getting bigger. Large rolling swells are now the landscape and we go from being on top of a swell and seeing all the way to where the world bends away, to being down in the trough and seeing only the patch of water around us. We are flying the spinnaker in light wind and the motion of the boat is calm. We have seen no boats on the horizon since two nights ago when we sailed through a fishing fleet at work. But, there have been some email communication between the other boats around us and we are all relatively close to each other. We all turn our SAT phones on at the same time daily so we have open lines of communication in case of need and we are communicating with SV Luminesce via SSB daily. Girls are chilling, watching a movie and Cameron is down for a rest. We managed to get some school done today which was no doubt aided by the easy motion of the boat. We are making a paper chain for the passage, one link for each day with latitude, longitude, date, drawings, feelings, happenings etc. written on it. It is a nice to watch it grow, a measure of the days behind us. All is well on board as we slowly make our way west. This is SV Banyan, signing off


  1. John W Beck says:

    Best wishes on your journey. I have dreamed of this journey when I was younger. But, my designation was Australia.

    I was a 4-H leader in Eagle Township. We know Doug & Barb very well.

  2. Marianne McGriff says:

    Anne, Thank you for your posts…praying for your safety. I LOVE the paper chain…great idea!!!! Love and Blessings, Marianne

  3. Barbara Vawter says:

    Mr Beck, how dear of you to follow Cameron & Anne’s adventures! Paper chain is awesome, be sure to take many photos!

  4. Joanie Schumann says:

    April 16, 2018 12:15 am
    I have just caught up with your sea travels, so jealous here in Northern
    Michigan. We have been snowed and iced in for 2 days now with one
    more to go…very strange April, Lake Charlevoix is still frozen, far from
    your blue seas..We will be in Utah in a week to vacation with my sister
    and brother in law ; Erin Bernhardt ‘s parents…
    Safe sailing

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