Tucker Bradford

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Honouring This Life

I sail down this cold desolate coast tonight—phosphorescent bow wake shooting up the hull as I drop-in to mother ocean’s perpetual half pipe—and I find myself wondering if I am honouring this one precious life, to the best of my ability. It happens at least once a week (when we are in port) that someone […]

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Position Report: March 29, 2016

Position: 7º 46.488′ N 98º 18.096′ E Last day in Thailand! Sailed with the Pedersen family from Ao Chalong to Nai Harn, and had one last dinner with them before wishing each other well. Next stop, Sabang Indonesia. All is well.

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Position Report: April 01, 2016

Position: 5º 53.34′ N 95º 19.218′ E We arrived in Sabang at the crack of dawn. I was surprised by the lack of FADs and other obstructions as we approached, surprised but grateful. The sunrise was brilliant red, and high altitude lightning made it look as though the gods of yore were having it out. […]

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Position Report: March 31st, 2016

Position: 6º 31.812′ N 96º 18.0′ E Almost as soon as I wrote our last report, the wind started to fill in. We sailed (at 3-4knots) all night, and didn’t have to turn the engine on until about 4pm. Hoping to repeat the pattern again tonight. The conditions have flattened out significantly, and I think […]

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Position Report: March 30, 2016

Position: 7º 11.988′ N 97º 24.612′ E We were off to a strong start today, 7.5 knots (SOG) under sail, with following wind and sea. By noon we were motoring with the most unbelievable short beam chop (<1 meter, but ANGRY). Confused currents, eddies, and calms were the soup of the day, and by dinner […]

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Position Report: March 24, 2016

Position: 7º 49.128′ N 98º 21.522′ E Back in Ao Chalong for reprovisioning and the making of new friends (WHOOT!) We check out of Thailand next week, headed for Sabang, Pulau We, Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. All is well.

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Chillin’ in Thailand

The pace of life aboard Convivia has shifted. The hectic days of boatyard stress are behind us, as are the days in the Marina, fixing those last few (critical) systems. We’ve found a sleepy beachfront to anchor in front of and, with no transportation, have settled into leisurely days of kids floating beside the boat, […]

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Position Report: March 12, 2016

Position: 7º 48.828′ N 98º 23.004′ E Back in Ao Chalong for a few last jobs and some culinary exploration. The sailing part of the trip back was bliss. Sundowners with Peregrine featured dawn caught grilled shrimp and olives. All. Is. Well!

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Position Report: March 11, 2016

Position: 8º 13.2′ N 98º 29.934′ E Decided to take in Ko Hang before heading south. Once the tourists take off for the day, we will do a little exploring. It’s gorgeous here. All is well.

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Position Report: March 10, 2016

Position: 5º 20.25′ N 100º 18.828′ E Left Ao Po marina after ten days of quality work. It feels so good to be moving again! We will do a day or so of haung exploring before heading south. Our next marina with be Richard’s Bay, South Africa! How about that? Also we made the decision […]

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