Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

OceanGybe – Webisode 09 – Garbage Study – Vanuatu

With exception to the plastic trash throughout high tide lines, the Rowa Islands of Vanuatu are paradise. With Khulula at anchor near an uninhabited beach, the crew of OceanGybe conduct yet another garbage study. This webisode is brought to you by KING Bleach.

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OceanGybe – Webisode – 08 – The Legend of Yasur

As Khulula and her crew approach the archipelago of Vanuatu after a week at sea, they spot a smoking volcano, known as Yasur, on the island of Tanna. Mount Yasur is one of the world’s most active volcanos and the crew take a tour to investigate closer.

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Musings on Sail to Surf

Want to Sail Around the World and Surf ? Yeah right.

About 7 years ago now, three young friends came up with this great idea. They were going to sail around the world in small boat and surf all the best waves in the world. The idea began to germinate in their fertile yet partially frozen/incapacitated minds after yet another freezing surf during the middle of the Canadian winter. “Sail away to the promised South Seas, where the surf was always pumping, the water warm, the locals friendly and the wind always blew 10 – 15 knots” -ahhhhh.. Continue reading

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OceanGybe Dispatch: Viento – Viejo y Caliente

by Arwen

The vastness of the distance surrounding us is inperceptable. The ocean breathes despite us, the wind filling it with wealth.

In the space between the sun and the sea floor all of the elements collaborate to create a roaring force we are transients of. I’m not sure if it’s a battle raging, or impassioned dance steps crossing this spanse of water larger than any land on earth. Continue reading

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Finding Peace at Sea

This morning I was able to find peace with my thoughts. Sitting on the rolled up dingy on Khulula’s foredeck, drinking tea and watching the sun illuminate the world, I was able to close my eyes, take a couple deep breaths, allow the anxiety to leave and I find my peace at sea. Continue reading

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Pictures from the Passage

A couple shots of key passage moments

The yellow fin tuna we caught:
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Kicking it in Maui

Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Well, we’re having a blast here in Maui, being kept busy by all the great people we’ve been meeting with true aloha spirit.

It all started last Thursday, when we first arriving in Maui. We were met by Serena’s mum, Ming, on the dock at the Lahaina Harbour. As you can imagine, after 17 days at sea, you begin to crave certain foods, fresh ones in particular. Well, there was one thing everyone was craving, especially on the particularly hot afternoon that we arrived on: smoothies! So when Ming arrived with four large mango smoothies, a cheer went up from the crew! Wow, that might have been the best tasting drink I’ve ever had. Continue reading

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Ocean Poetry

by Serena

The eternal uniform of the sea has always appeared to be blue…

Today is no exception; blue skies dressed to match the likes of its blue twin sister, the sea. Retrieved from the sea are particles and article that too, tend to be blue. This afternoon’s mini Mahi Mahi, though initially gleaming gold, drifted into a state of ultimate blue, before succumbing into the solid grey of death. The sea has so much to give us, like these fish, and this voyage, and this day, as we slide thankfully across her surface. Is plastic and other human-created rubbish the only such gifts we can offer her for her blessings? Continue reading

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The Goldilocks Complex

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold, Just Righhhhhttttttt…… ahhh
or in sailing terms: Not Enough Wind, Too Much Wind, and Just Righhhhttttt……

About 9 days ago, the winds were light and the ocean almost completely flat, just an almost unperceivable deep slow southern swell would slowly rise and lower the boat as we slowly made our way sedately towards Hawaii. Continue reading

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OceanGybe Dispatch: Part 2

by Moose

Well as it turns out its not all fair weather sailing and sun downers. Yesterday afternoon, the seas heightened and the wind increased, forcing the team to put a third reef in the main.

It seems we were indeed caught in a squash zone (where hi and low converge)and through the evening the wind and seas played a virtual game of tit for tat, each rising to accept the other one’s challenge by ratcheting up its ferocity. Continue reading

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