San Diego 1 11 Apr – 10 Aug 2003 US/Pacific 474 nautical miles from Alameda, California
An extended stop in San Diego, preparing Moonrise and ourselves to get under way, and worrying about the approaching hurricane season.
Picture gallery: San Diego 1
San Diego 2 18 Aug – 31 Oct 2003 US/Pacific 474 nautical miles from Alameda, California
With hurricane season over -- hopefully, following the devastation of hurricane Marty -- we're getting ready to leave San Diego.
Picture gallery: San Diego 2
Passing Mexico 6 Dec 2003 US/Pacific – 1 Jan 2004 Mexico/General San Diego to Huatulco, Mexico; 1835 nautical miles 2309 nautical miles from Alameda, California
Our first leg southbound from San Diego, where we had hopes of bypassing Mexico entirely, but didn't quite make it.
Picture gallery: Passing Mexico
On to Panama 2 Jan 2004 Mexico/General – 7 Feb 2004 America/Panama Huatulco, Mexico to Balboa, Panama; 1566 nautical miles 3872 nautical miles from Alameda, California
On to Panama, running the gauntlet of turtles, half-built marinas, gales, and flaming volcanoes.
Picture gallery: On to Panama
The Panama Canal 7 – 25 Feb 2004 America/Panama Balboa, Panama to Bahia Limón, Panama; 37 nautical miles 3909 nautical miles from Alameda, California
The biggest step in our journey so far -- from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, via the awe-inspiring Panama Canal.
Picture gallery: The Panama Canal
Belize 12 Apr – 26 May 2004 America/Belize Placencia, Belize to North Drowned Cay, Belize; 407 nautical miles 5314 nautical miles from Alameda, California
Cruising in Belize.
Picture gallery: Belize
Belize to the US 27 May 2004 America/Belize – 28 Jul 2004 America/New_York North Drowned Cay, Belize to Deltaville, Virginia; 1867 nautical miles 7181 nautical miles from Alameda, California
Sailing back to the US of A.
Picture gallery: Belize to the US