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NEAR GALE Sailing Conditions! Our ROUGHEST PASSAGE Yet Sailing Marquesas to Tuamotus


Location: French Polynesia
Latitude: -17.68000000
Longitude: -149.41000000
Published: 19 Oct 2023

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NEAR GALE Sailing Conditions! Our ROUGHEST PASSAGE Yet Sailing Marquesas to Tuamotus

We’re sailing 400 miles to the Tuamotus, a group of coral atolls in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, to experience the incredible marine life, unspoiled beauty and off-grid lifestyle. Circumnavigators have stated this was the worst passage of their entire world voyage and unfortunately this trip turns out to top our worst journey list as well. Winds gusting to 37 knots, sustained at 27 for over 12 hours with 10-12 foot seas. Plus we need to perfectly time our arrival after a 3 day passage to enter the atoll at low, slack tide to avoid 9 foot standing waves and a 5 knot current against us. Join us for the adventure we didn’t see coming.
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If you're new here, Harbors Unknown is the story of two dreamers, Kristin & Fabio Potenti, & our dog Yoda. We're a small family living aboard our catamaran, SV Wanderlust, sailing to Harbors Unknown. Exploring the world, connecting with people and places through the local cuisine, and showing how great food can be cooked on a boat with limited space and resources. Seeking to balance the desire to explore and travel to beautiful, remote locations while leaving no footprint, minimizing the Hawthorne effect of the observers who change the environment she or he observes.

We hope to inspire people and showcase the possibility of living an alternative lifestyle that provides freedom and fulfillment, all while keeping it real. Sharing the trials and tribulations of living off-grid, acknowledging the discomfort of detoxing from the modern world, finding pleasure in the subtleties of nature and joy in simplicity. Attempting to understand what makes the world tick and tock but also trying to gain a deeper comprehension of ourselves and identify what will satisfy that hunger for further exploration, for purpose. We have set off on our voyage sailing around the world! Subscribe now to join our sailing adventure.

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