Where have we been all this time?

November 16, 2012

During one of our last days of our Pacific crossing Tucker and I sat in the cockpit remembering out loud each and every stop since we’ve been out cruising. Convivia sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge on October 1, 2011 and took a few weeks sailing down the coast of California. We spent five months in Mexico and in the spring of 2012 we began crossing the Pacific. We left Banderas Bay, Mexico on March 19th, 2012 and arrived in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia on November 16, 2012. Since we left North America we spent 60 overnights at sea (I didn’t count the days or parts of days for those passages) and had 23 additional day sails. We zig-zagged north and south moving from colder to warmer and back until making landfall last Friday in Australia.

Here’s where we stopped:

United States 

Horseshoe Cove, Sausalito, California

Half Moon Bay, California

Monterrey Bay, California

Morro Bay, California

Cuyler’s Bay, St. Miguel Island, California

Ventura Harbor, Ventura, California

Catalina Harbor, Santa Catalina Island, California

San Diego, California

Mexico (not all city or state names are complete for Mexico )

Turtle Bay, Baja California Norte

Bahia Santa Maria, Baja California Norte

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur

Los Frailes, Baja California Sur

Ensenda de los Muertos, Baja California Sur

Puerto Ballendra, Baja California Sur

La Paz, Baja California Sur

Bahia San Gabriel, Baja California Sur

Ensenada del Candelero, Baja California Sur

Marina Mazatlan, Mazatlan, Mexico

Stone Island Anchorage, Mazatlan

Isla Isabella

Mantanchen Bay, San Blas


La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit

Punta de Mita, Nayarit


Bahia Chamela


Barra de Navidad

Las Hadas (near Manzanillo)

Santiago Bay


Bahia Chamela

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit

Nueva Vallarta

French Polynesia

Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas

Baie Hanavave, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas

Baie Vaitahu, Tahuata, Marquesas

Baie Hanamoenoa, Tauata, Marquesas

Baie Hanamenu, Hiva Oa, Marquesas

Hakahau, Oa Pou, Marquesas

Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

Anaho Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

Daniel’s Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas

White Sands Resort, Fakarava, Tuomotos

Rotoaura, Fakarava, Tuomotos

Anse Amyot, Tuomotos

anchorage near Marina Taine, Tahiti, Windward Society Islands

Papeete, Tahiti, Windward Society Islands,

Baie d’Opunohu, Moorea, Windward Society Islands

Cooks Bay, Moorea, Windward Society Islands

Faie, Huahini, Leward Society Islands

BBYC, Vaitape, Bora Bora, Leward Society Islands

The Cook Islands

Suwarrow, Cook Islands


Apia, Samoa


Port Maurelle (Anchorage #7), Vava’u, Tonga

Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga

Tapana Island (Anchorage #11), Vava’u, Tonga

Kenutu (anchorage #30), Vava’u, Tonga

Old Harbor (anchorage #25), Vava’u, Tonga

Ben & Lisa’s island (anchorage #27), Vava’u, Tonga

Matamaka (anchorage #15), Nua Papu, Vava’u, Tonga

Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga

Port Maurelle (Anchorage #7), Vava’u, Tonga


Latouka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Muscet Cove, Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji

Vuda Point Marina, Viti Levu, Fiji

Sawini Beach, Viti Levu, Fiji

Latouka, Viti Levu, Fiji


Anelghowhat, Anatom

Port Resolution, Tanna

Port Vila, Efate

New Caledonia

Chesterfield Reef


Bundaberg, Queensland

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