Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Journey

S/V Aspen – April 16, 2010 – Log #38
Position: 10 degrees 10.0' S 140 degrees 12.0' W
Pacific Ocean Landfall!

We've arrived at Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia!!!!!

No 2 days were ever the same during our 25 day crossing of the mighty
Pacific Ocean. Storms, squalls, calms, torrential rains, burning days,
phosphorescence, dolphins, flying fish, sea birds and the night sky
painted with billions of glittering stars along with the full moon
became our world and our life.

It's not the destination that matters but the journey, so they say.
Well, after 25 days we want the destination! No, we NEED the destination!!

We are looking for a place that does not rock and roll constantly, a
place where the smell of flowers fills the air and the sounds of people
become music. Ah, the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia are looking
down on little Aspen anchored in these peaceful waters.

We made it! We crossed the enormous Pacific and survived everything
that nature threw at us, and more.

Has the journey somehow changed us? Have our lives become more
enlightened? Do we feel we are as one with nature and the universe?

Arrrrrrrr, we don't think so - bring on the rum!

Sail on sail on Aspen

Steve and Maria

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