Ahoy! We are Bob & Linda Hargreaves, of Olympia, WA, USA. Welcome to this account of our "Grand Adventure" of cruising the Pacific aboard our 1990 Mason 44 sailboat the S/V Bright Angel.
We created this website to share our adventures and stay in touch with family and friends. We hope you enjoy your visit! Please also visit our Sailblogs site at www.sailblogs.com/member/sailbrightangel/.
In August 2010 we left our homeport of Olympia, Washington, and sailed down the West Coast to Mexico. In April 2012 we set sail from Mexico for the South Pacific. We made our way through French Polynesia and Tonga before heading to New Zealand to wait out the cyclone season in the tropics. For the next four years we sailed back and forth from New Zealand to the tropical islands of Fiji in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and then Vanuatu and New Caledonia in 2016. In 2017, while the boat under went some major repairs in Whangarei, New Zealand, we spent the summer in Washington. We returned to Whangarei in January 2018, finalized preparations, and in April, set sail for home via Tahiti and Hawaii; we made landfall at Tatoosh Island in late August 2018, after 76 days at sea and logging 8500 nautical miles. We slowly worked our way back to Olympia, arriving in October. Since then, we have picked up where we left off, cruising the beautiful inland waters of Washington and British Columbia.
Thanks for stopping by our website. We wish you all Fair Winds and Following Seas!
Bob & Linda
Who we are.
About Our Boat
About S/V Bright Angel and what we have done to get her ready for full-time cruising and off-shore voyaging.
Where Are We?
Check here to see where in the world we are!
This is where we will tell you what we plan to do, or where we plan to go, next.
Here you will find notes from our cruise logs as we sail from one exciting destination to another.
Here we will post reports of our land based adventures, or just random thoughts on the cruising life-style.
Check out the latest pictures of our adventures!
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