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Travelling across the Pacific Ocean

At 123.47 degrees longitude, 22.55 degrees latitude

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We have begun our trip around the world on our ship, the Silver Whisper. As we sailed away from Los Angeles, we said goodbye to America for four months. The lights on the shore faded into the distance as we set sail out across the Pacific Ocean toward French Polynesia. Now there is nothing to see but the immense sea that surrounds us; there are no boats, no whales (although we are in the waters where the whalers hunted Moby Dick), not even a bird (or an airplane) flying above. Yesterday, at the church service when we read Isaiah 11:9, “The earth shall be full of the knowledge of God, as the waters cover the sea,” we had a new understanding of the vastness of the ocean. And now we keep sailing on it for six days, crossing the equator on Thursday and arriving in Nuku Hiva on Saturday.IMG_0058.jpg

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Itinerary

Where we are going

3 Jan Thu Fly to Los Angeles
5 Jan Sat Sail! 5 pm
6-11 Jan Sun-Fri Cruising Pacific Ocean
12 Jan Sat Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia Noon to 6pm
13 Jan Sun Cruising South Pacific Ocean
14 Jan Mon Rangiroa, Tuamotus, French Polynesia 8am to 5pm
15 Jan Tue Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia 8am to 4pm
15 Jan Tue Papeete (Tahiti), Society islands, French Polynesia 7pm
16 Jan Wed Papeete (Tahiti), Society Islands, French Polynesia 6pm
17 Jan Thu Bora Bora, Society islands, French Polynesia 8am to 6pm
18 Jan Fri Cruising South Pacific Ocean
19 Jan Sat Rarotonga, Cook Islands 8am to 2pm
20-23 Jan Sun-Wed Crossing the Pacific and South Pacific Ocean
24 Jan Thu Bay of Islands, New Zealand 2pm to 8pm
25 Jan Fri Auckland, New Zealand 7am to 8pm
26 Jan Sat Cruising South Pacific Ocean
27 Jan Sun Wellington, New Zealand 8am to 6pm
28 Jan Mon Akaroa, New Zealand 8am to 6pm
29 Jan Tue Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand 7am to 3pm
30 Jan-1 Feb Wed -Fri Cruising Dusky Sound; Milford Sound and Tasman Sea
2 Feb Sat Hobart, Tasmania 7am to 2pm
2 Feb Sat Port Arthur, Tasmania 6pm to 7pm
3 Feb Sun Cruising Tasman Sea
4 Feb Mon Sydney, Australia 8am to 7pm
5 Feb Tue Cruising Bass Strait
6 Feb Wed Melbourne, Australia 8am to 11pm
7 Feb Thu Cruising Great Australian Bight
8 Feb Fri Adelaide, Australia 8am to 6pm
9-10 Feb Sat-Sun Cruising Great Australian Bight and Indian Ocean
11 Feb Mon Albany, Australia 8am to 2pm
12 Feb Tue Fremantle (Perth), Australia 2pm
13 Feb Wed Fremantle (Perth), Australia 5pm
14-16 Feb Thu-Sat Cruising Indian Ocean and Java Sea
17 Feb Sun Tanah Ampo (Bali), Indonesia 8am to 6pm
18-19 Feb Mon-Tue Cruising Java Sea
20 Feb Wed Sandakan (Borneo), Malaysia 8am to 4pm
21 Feb Thu Cruising Sulu Sea
22 Feb Fri Manila, Philippines 8am to 6pm
23 Feb Sat Cruising South China Sea
24 Feb Sun Hong Kong, China Noon
25 Feb Mon Hong Kong, China 11pm
26 Feb Tue Cruising South China Sea
27 Feb Wed Chan May, Vietnam 8am to 6pm
28 Feb Thu Cruising South China Sea
1 Mar Fri Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 10am
2 Mar Sat Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2pm
Overland excursion to Angkor Wat, returning afternoon of March 4
[3 Mar Sun Cruising Gulf of Thailand]
4 Mar Mon Bangkok, Thailand 8am
5 Mar Tue Bangkok, Thailand 4pm
6 Mar Wed Cruising Gulf of Thailand
7 Mar Thu Singapore 6pm
8 Mar Fri Singapore 5pm
9 Mar Sat Port Kelang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia 8am to 7pm
10 Mar Sun Penang, Malaysia 8am to 5pm
11 Mar Mon Phuket, Thailand 8am to 6pm
12 Mar Tue Sabang, Indonesia Noon to 5pm
13 -14 Mar Wed-Thu Cruising Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal
15 Mar Fri Colombo, Sri Lanka 7am to 7pm
16 Mar Sat Cochin, India 4pm
17 Mar Sun Cochin, India 11pm
18 Mar Mon Cruising Laccadive Sea
19 Mar Tue Malé, Maldives 8am to 6pm
20-23 Mar Wed -Sat Cruising Indian Ocean
24 Mar Sun Port Louis, Mauritius 8am to 6pm
25 Mar Mon Pointe des Galets, Reunion 8am to 6pm
26 Mar Tue Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn
27 Mar Wed Tolagnaro, Madagascar 8am to 6pm
28-29 Mar Thu Cruising Indian Ocean
30 Mar Sat Maputo, Mozambique 8am to 4pm
31 Mar Sun Richards Bay, South Africa 7am to 11pm
1 Apr Mon Durban, South Africa 8am to 6pm
2 Apr Tue East London, South Africa Noon to 6pm
3 Apr Wed Cruising Indian Ocean
4 Apr Thu Cape Town, South Africa 8am
5 Apr Fri Cape Town, South Africa 5pm
6 Apr Sat Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn
7 Apr Sun Walvis Bay, Namibia 2pm
8 Apr Mon Walvis Bay, Namibia 2pm
9-11 Apr Tue-Thu Cruising Atlantic Ocean
12 Apr Fri São Tome & Principe 9am to 4pm
13 Apr Sat Limbé, Cameroon 9am to 5pm
14 Apr Sun Cruising Bight of Benin
15 Apr Mon Takoradi, Ghana 8am to 7pm
16-18 Apr Tue-Thu Cruising Atlantic Ocean
19 Apr Fri Banjul, The Gambia 8am to 6pm
20 Apr Sat Cruising Atlantic Ocean
21 Apr Sun Mindelo, São Vincente 7am to 1pm
22-25 Apr Mon-Thu Cruising Atlantic Ocean
26 Apr Fri Bridgetown, Barbados 10am to 6pm
27 Apr Sat Roseau, Dominica 7am to 1pm
28 Apr Sun St. Thomas, USVI 8am to 5pm
29-30 Apr Mon-TueCruising Atlantic Ocean and Straits of Florida
1 May Wed Fort Lauderdale, Florida 7 am to 6 pm
2-4May Thu-Sat Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
4 May Sun Arrive New York City 8 am

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A map of the journey

Clicking on the ports on the map give you information about them.

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