13 October 2015 to 14 November 2015 – Pittwater, Australia, including Church Point, Sydney, Berry, Phillip Island and Melbourne Australia: Part 1 of our Adventures in New South Wales and Victoria – Flat Mr. Davis Visits Friends and Makes New … Continue reading →
2 November to 13 November, 2015 – Passage from Mackay, Queensland, Australia, to Pittwater, New South Wales, Australia: Joyful’s Friendly Dolphin and Whale Escorts through the Tasman Sea! – By Anne Life is good! Joyful lived up to her name … Continue reading →
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18 September 2015 – 2 November 2015 – Mackay, Queensland, Australia – Kookaburras, Platypus and Kangaroos OH MY! – By Anne After an excellent 11 day passage from Vanuatu, including sailing through the Hydrographer’s Passage in the magnificent Great Barrier … Continue reading →
7 September 2015 – 18 September 2015 – Passage from Vanuatu to Mackay, Australia – Lively Seas, Lively Birds and We’re Almost Half Way Around the World! By Anne Almost half way around the world! This remarkable passage marks the completion … Continue reading →
24 August – 7 September, 2015 PORT VILA, ÉFATÉ, VANUATU – A PEOPLE OF PERSEVERANCE AND FAITH By Anne Brave people, faithful people After a challenging night standing off the lee shore in rough seas and high winds outside the … Continue reading →
August 13 – 23, 2015 – By Anne – PASSAGE FROM KINGDOM OF TONGA TO THE REPUBLIC OF VANUATU – DODGING UNDERWATER VOLCANOES! One of the countless delights of sailing across an ocean is to be aware of the earth’s … Continue reading →
July 27 – August 12, 2015 – By Anne – NEIAFU, VAVA’U, KINGDOM OF TONGA – A ROYAL WELCOME! Joyful’s remarkable 23 days in this delightful kingdom-in-the-sea can only be described as a royal success! Royal because of many top … Continue reading →
July 14 – 27, 2015 – by Anne – PASSAGE FROM BORA BORA TO NEIAFU, VAVA’U, KINGDOM OF TONGA – “LAND HO! TONGA HO!” This 14 day passage from the exotic, almost unbelievably beautiful island of Bora Bora in the … Continue reading →
June 24 – July 14, 2015 (Total days in Bora Bora were from May 22 – July 14, 2015) – by Anne – BORA BORA, THE SOCIETY ARCHIPELAGO, FRENCH POLYNESIA – PART 2 Our days in Bora Bora, after Bora … Continue reading →
May 22 – June 23, 2015 – by Anne – BORA BORA, THE SOCIETY ARCHIPELAGO, FRENCH POLYNESIA – PART 1 To date, June 23, Joyful is still enjoying Bora Bora, but I want to enter this Bora Bora Part 1 … Continue reading →
May 15 – May 22, 2015 – by Anne – JOYFUL’S PASSAGE FROM NUKU HIVA TO BORA BORA, THE SOCIETY ISLAND ARCHIPELAGO, FRENCH POLYNESIA – “BORA BORA HO!” The eight day passage between Nuku Hiva and Bora Bora was another … Continue reading →
May 8-15, 2015 – by Anne – NUKU HIVA HO! – THE MARQUISES ARCHIPELAGO, FRENCH POLYNESIA To ocean sailors, sighting land can be one of the most exciting, welcomed, comforting experiences of all. Land ho!, we yell when we first … Continue reading →
March 30 – May 8, 2015 – by Anne – 40 DAY PASSAGE FROM PANAMA CANAL TO NUKU HIVA, MARQUISES ARCHIPELAGO, FRENCH POLYNESIA After refueling, when we sailed away from the Isla Flamenco, just outside the Pacific entrance to the … Continue reading →
March 29-30, 2015 – by Anne – ISLA FLAMENCO, PANAMA When we exited the Panama Canal, we needed to replenish Joyful’s diesel supply for the very long non-stop passage to Nuku Hiva, an island in the Marquises Archipelago in French … Continue reading →
]These are the last few photos of Joyful transiting the Panama Canal. I hope you have fun looking at these, especially when you find yourself in the waters of the Pacific Ocean!
The following are more photos of Joyful’s transiting the Panama Canal. Exciting, isn’t it?
March 25-29, 2015 – by Anne – PANAMA AND TRANSITING THE PANAMA CANAL After a 10 day fun filled non-stop passage from Key West, we safely arrived at Shelter Bay Marina on the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. We … Continue reading →
March 15-25, 2015 – by Anne – KEY WEST TO PANAMA Get your sunglasses and smiles ready because you will be experiencing thrills and fun on the Caribbean Sea with Joyful on her passage to Panama! However, you won’t be … Continue reading →
March 14, 2015 – by Anne – JOYFUL BEGINS THE BLUE PLANET ODYSSEY TOMORROW! Glory hallelujah! Elation abounds on sailing vessel Joyful because tomorrow we begin Jimmy Cornell’s Blue Planet Odyssey (BPO) around the world sailing rally and continue with … Continue reading →