What is it like to sail across the Pacific Ocean?

Day 5 of 26 days at sea. Sailing from The Galapagos Islands to The Marquesa Islands in French Polynesia. 

 

 
 
Earlier this year I set sail across the Pacific Ocean on a small mono-hull sailboat called Finding Avalon. First, we sailed 960 miles from Panama to the Galapagos islands – that took 10 days. Then after some amazing surf in the Galapagos which I highly recommend you check out the pictures here, we left for the 3,100-mile crossing to the Marquesa Islands. Both legs of the crossing I have written about in detail (click the links in the previous sentences!), and of course, you can watch all the amazing video logs that my amazing hosts Xanthe and Jackson make on their Youtube channel here

I wanted to share my day in the life on day 5 of the crossing. It gives you an idea of what it was like as sea with just the 3 of us and a whole LOAD of ocean. I loved every second of it (well almost every second), and would jump on a boat anytime to do it again (well almost any boat!). Now back on land, I miss the fishing, the serenity and the space. Being alone like that at sea is something everyone should do once in their life.

Thanks again to Xanthe and Jackson on Finding Avalon for having me.

Enjoy!

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Alexa Hohenberg

Hiya, I'm Alexa. Always on some sort of adventure! I'm excited to share my stories & introduce you to other rad women, also living the dream.
I'm here to inspire you to do the same :-)

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