Todays 8.3 earthquake in Chile has again sparked tsunami warnings throughout the Pacific, although it does not sound like it will affect us here in Vanuatu. Thankfully. But this isn’t our first tsunami warning.
In 2010 an earthquake in Chile caused a tsunami warning to be issued while we were afloat in Panama City, and in 2011 we were awoken in French Polynesia by the sirens of the Gendarme warning the seaside community about an earthquake and massive tsunami in Japan.
I thought I would post a piece that was published in Blue Water Sailing back in 2013 about our experience during these times. It’s called Tsunami, Tsunami
And we hope that everyone, afloat and on shore, is safe.
I hope that everyone back home in Canada is celebrating Canada Day with summery weather!
If you’re in Australia or New Zealand you can find a story about out time sailing in Tonga in the July issue of Cruising Helmsman Magazine. It’s on sale now, Steve even found a copy of it in the Melbourne Airport last week!
July Cruising Helmsman
As always, check out the “Articles” page on the website for the full colour layout!
There is still time to hit the news stands and pick up the May 2015 Issue of Blue Water Sailing magazine where you can find all my tips and tricks to make provisioning quicker and food last longer!
May BWS Article
Click here if you can’t find a copy of the magazine in a store near you.
“As we neared Costa Rica we sailed into days of violent squalls. The thunder was so loud I wondered if the rig was coming down, and caught myself ducking with my hands over my head. The pitch black night was punctuated by blinding bolts of lightning that often struck the water nearby. We watched as their fiery edges dance to an audible crackle of electricity. The wet, grey days were spent trying to dodge patches of driving rain and catch the fickle winds. It seemed like we sailed in circles for hours trying to avoid the worst of the weather. We were mentally and physically spent and I was looking forward to spending a quiet weekend licking my wounds and catching up on sleep.”
You will have to check the news stands for the April issue of Blue Water Sailing!
Blue Water Sailing April 2015
…or click HERE
Read another of my articles in February’s issue of Blue Water Sailing.
Better yet give a copy to the one who makes your heart sail this Valentine’s Day.
Check out the December Issue of Blue Water Sailing to read about another of our “Classic Passages”, A Trip into the Dangerous Middle, the eventful passage between French Polynesia and Niue.
And don’t forget you can check out the ‘Articles‘ page on the website if your local news agent doesn’t carry BWS Magazine.
If you can still find the September 2014 issue of Blue Water Sailing Magazine you can read another of our white knuckle adventures, Tales From the Crypt. Or check out the “Articles” page on the website for a PDF peak.
Stay tuned for more updates about future publications!