First Circumnavigation Sailing Photos Page One

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The radiant goddess Circe sent a sail filling wind behind us, a good companion for a voyage. We made all shipshape aboard and sat tight: wind and helmsman kept her on her course. All day long we ran before the wind, with never a quiver on the sail; then the sun set, and all the ways grew dark.  -Homer, The Odyssey

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Somewhere in the South Pacific. 1984

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Landfall at Hana Iapa Bay on the north shore of Hiva Oa Island in the Marquesas after a 45 day passage from Panama.

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Polynesian children of the Marquesas.

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The spectacular volcanic islands of the Marquesas.

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Chiefs Kafika and Fangarere on Tikopia, Solomon Islands.

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Chief Tofua during a feast day on Tikopia Island.

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A tribal chief and his father who looked after me when I contracted malaria in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.

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One of countless rivers crossed on my walk across the island of New Guinea.