Casting Off!

We checked out of Mexico today.  We were one of the first to arrive at the port captain, knowing there would be a long cue of puddle jumpers wanting to go through the process today.  We were right!  It’s quite a process of back forth treks from the port captain to immigration, back again and back again.  It’s a good thing we got there early and had all our paperwork in order.  We were fortunate to also get a helpful clerk.

The weather window starts to open tomorrow and to build on Wednesday.  With that multi day weather opportunity to get us to the Trade Winds, off we go on our 3,000 mile voyage to French Polynesia. We have been in Mexico now for just enough time for it to feel like we are leaving home but we know more grand adventures await. 

This will be our first crossing and we are lucky to have Jeanne Socrates join us.  For those of you who don’t already know, she is a famous solo circumnavigator and such a wonderfully warm person.  Thusly, it is both an honor and a privilege to have her on the boat. 

We expect the journey to take 3 to 4 weeks.  If you would like to follow our progress, you can click the “Where are we” button on the website. We will also be blogging and posting photos of exploration of French Polynesia on the website as internet becomes available. 

We are feeling excited!

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