Highlights of our South Atlantic Crossing

Once again, we interrupt our regularly scheduled French Guiana blog posts to interject some highlights of our South Atlantic Crossing. I always take photos en route and Gentry suggested we also do some short video clips of day-to-day life aboard while on passage. Highlights included our week's stay at St. Helena Island, touring the island, meeting up with old friends and being coerced by the Captain into climbing the 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder.


jacobsladder_looking down

We witnessed countless sunrises and sunsets and one green flash.

sunrises over the atlantic ocean

Crossing the Prime Meridian into the Western Hemisphere, and crossing the Equator back to the Northern Hemisphere were momentous occasions. And, of course, we can't forget all those flying fish in the scuppers and especially Bob the Stink's visit.

flying fish

We spent hours one night lying on the aft deck, munching popcorn and observing the super blood moon eclipse. The photos weren't great being as we were on a rocking boat and it was dark and all, but hey …

super blood moon eclipse

A brown noddy hitchhiked a ride one night.

brown noddy hitches a ride

It's hard to explain what everyday life aboard is like. With that in mind, David compiled a short video to give you an idea of how we spent our time at sea. Hope you enjoy it.