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San Fran to OZ pt1 Marquesas



Small flying fish and squid had to be picked off the deck each morning






Squalls surrounding the boat you never knew which one would move towards the boat


Doldrums (not oil but reflections of the clouds)








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Great pics, Simon. And congrats on a successful crossing. What was your sleep schedule like on this cruise?

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Land Ho. First sighting of land Hiva Oa







Dinner




This Cruise ship came in so on went the good shirt and shorts and I joined them on the island tour. There was no head count.












Even here TV rules






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Great pics, Simon. And congrats on a successful crossing. What was your sleep schedule like on this cruise?
When I needed sleep, I set the radar alarm. I got good regular sleep except if there was traffic or squalls as these set off the alarm and there was no point sleeping then.

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Beautiful photos... How did the Dutchman Boom Brake work out on the trip for you??

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Hi SD. even though on one occasion it ripped a block off the toe rail in a down wind jibe I would recomend one to everyone. Maybe should not be used as a preventer a lighter line would have saved the block and the break would have slowed the boom down.

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Thanks Simon...great pix. Looking forward to more as you have time.

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Nice, looking forward to more. How long to punch through the doldrums?
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