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This is it! We’re crossing the Pacific…

April 13th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Famous Firsts, Our Route, Pacific Crossing, Passages

(Of course, I can’t post without writing something….)

For more information on the “Spot” thing I’m talking about and how you can check and see where we are/were, check out Matt’s blog.

I am really horrible with “goodbyes” and this isn’t even really a “goodbye!”  (um, did anyone notice how I *almost* started to cry at the end there??)  Anyway, a journey of this undertaking, and the fact that we won’t be in communication with any of you for at least 3 weeks, maybe up to 6, makes me feel all sad and like I need to go into a long diatribe about how much my friends and family mean to me, etc. etc. etc.  Anyway, I DO love you and I *will* see you again and I look forward to sharing our adventures with you when we are back in wifi-land, and hearing about yours.

Hopefully, though, next time you see me, I’ll have gotten rid of those hideous bikini top tan lines and will be dancing in coconuts and a grass skirt.. because, that is what true islanders wear, right??!?!

We appreciate your prayers and good wishes, and having everyone cheering us on really does mean A LOT.  More than I could express in any sort of a rational way 🙂

Ok, this is it.


Syzygy out.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Diane

    This is for Karen’s mum if she reads this, we heard Matt on the Southbound nett last night (Apr 18). They had two knots of wind and were drifting with 2 knots of current it sounded like.
    Matt sounded cheery:)

  • Jane Elix

    Hi, we met you at La Cruz YC a few weeks ago! We arrived in the Marquesas a couple of days ago, and believe me, the stress is worth it! Simon and I hope we’ll meet up with you guys again somewhere soon. Good Luck! Jane xx

  • Jodi Solem

    It will be fun when we hear from you two again! We have been hearing from Jon and your mom and my mom (from your mom) where you all are and how you are doing. It’s like a great BIG chain across the world! How cool is that?! I hope you guys have done well over-all. Lots of prayers and best wishes!

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