The Voyage


Andy and Melissa are sailing around the world on their 48-foot sailboat, Spectacle.

The Position

Bali, Indonesia

The Pictures

The Voyage of Spectacle

Photos Year 2

Tikis and Maraes

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Island Tour

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Calvary Cemetary

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Atuona, Hiva Oa

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Tattoos in Fatu Hiva

You can’t cross the Pacific Ocean on a small vessel to the birthplace of tattoos and not go native!

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Omoa, Fatu Hiva

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The Bay of Virgins Anchorage

As we came around the headland preceding the anchorage, we were amazed at the striking beauty of the Bay of Virgins. About ten yachts were anchored there already, and everyone came out to say hello and welcome.

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The Approach to Fatu Hiva

As if three weeks at sea with no land, no boats, no nothing wasn’t weird enough, finally seeing land … in the form of a hulking volcanic rock soaring out of the extremely deep Pacific Ocean literally in the middle of nowhere … was even weirder. Land Ho!

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Galapagos Tortoises

The huge and prehistoric tortoises are a major attraction of the Galapagos Islands. 'Galapagos' means 'tortoise' in Spanish.

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The Passage from Panama City to Galapagos

The nearly 1000-mile passage from Panama City to the Galapagos Islands was filled with extremely calm water, light wind, wildlife, and impressive storm fronts. Crossing the equator was also a highlight.

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Quito, Ecuador

At an elevation of 9350 feet, Quito is mountainous, cool, and oftentimes drizzly. Although we had a nice overnight stay, Quito was not our favorite South American city. We were also anxious to get to the Galapagos for the scuba diving trip.

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Spectacle Haul-Out

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