Aiki was safely anchored in Taiohae bay on Nuka Hiva in the Marquesas. While the anchorage tends to be a bit rolly, it is a safe and secure anchorage. The rugged peaks rise steeply, unable to hide their volcanic origins, rough and rugged. These peaks create the valley which extends down past the surface of the Pacific Ocean and forms [...]
Delta Bound Here is our first public video about the first part of our Cruise on Aiki.
A Taste of the Delta To me the Delta feels like homecoming. It's intoxicating. Here I am on my oceangoing vessel on a river in the country. I happily feel myself transforming into the river rat and feel I could stay forever. In the distance traveling the levy network is light country traffic. Closer by I hear sheep [...]
Blue The water is always bluer on the other side of the pond “My world is blue” says the old song, and as I sit in the Tuamotus on my sailboat, I think of the many shades of blue that have colored my world in the two years I have been cruising. We left Seattle on June 1, [...]
Alameda Bound for the Marquesas After completing a lot of work getting Aiki ready, we are now ready to head back out cruising to the South Pacific. We headed out the gate With our good friend Derek Peterson Then got stuck in Monterey California for [...]
Headed out to the South Pacific Our stay in lovely Monterey has been longer than we anticipated, although if you have to pick somewhere to be “stuck” waiting on weather and parts, it is hard to beat Monterey California. ( More about that in another post). The weather this year is far from “normal” [...]