Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas. Tuamotos, Tahiti, by Johan Kjellander 2017
This year started in Panama. We sailed for six weeks on the Caribbean side and saw places like Colon, Porto Bello and San Blas. After that, we went through the canal and stayed another two weeks in Panama City and Las Perlas Archipelago on the Pacific side.
On the 19:th of February we set off to Galapagos 1000 NM to the south-west where we anchored in Porto Ayora on Santa Cruz for three weeks before we continued to the Marquesas islands 3100 NM further west.
We stayed a month in the Marquesas and visited Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva and Nuku Hiva before we continued to the Tuamotus 500 NM to the south-west. In the Tuamotus we visited Raroia and Fakarava before we continued to Tahiti in the Society Islands, 250 NM further south-west.
We left the boat in Tahiti to spend the Scandinavian summer in our home in Alandia and returned to Papeete four months later in the middle of October. To avoid cyclone season we now sailed north 750 NM to Penrhyn in the Cook Islands and then north-west 1800 NM to Terawa in Kiribati and further 650 NM north-west to Kosrae in Micronesia where we spent Christmas and New Year.