San Francisco to Sydney - Cruising the South Pacific on the Sapphire Princess

a trip by Chris hodgson
From: September 18th 2010
Until: October 31st 2010

It is far easier to travel than to write about it - David Livingstone

We know some of you are looking forward to receiving regular updates from our trip. We're sure others have agreed to receive these out of politeness and some of you are probably saying: 'who??' as you read this.

I hope that by the end of our adventure it will have felt like you were all with us and shared in our experiences. Either that or we'll be crossed off you Xmas card list. We can hear the cries of, 'DON'T!!...They'll only start talking about their bloody trip again!! Quick, hopefully they haven't seen us!!' as you cross the road (or sneak past our desks on the way to make tea!!)

Whatever or where ever your mood takes you, you are welcome to join us in a voyage of discovery and hopefully we'll have some laughs along the way.

You may not hear from us every day as we will be spending quite a bit of time at sea. Our silence will mean either: 'I'm not paying these prices to log on' or the boat has sank!!!

There is a facility to leave comments on the blog and rate it as you see fit. We'd love to read your thoughts and witticisms. We may be sailing to the other side of the world but this could seem like we're all invited to the same party (but you've all gone and turned up at the wrong address!!)

If we have a pretty uneventful day, I'll pad out the blog with photos. This'll save us from boring you all when we return home!!

We hope you all enjoy the next 40-odd days...we certainly will!!

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Trip Length: 6 weeks
Blog Entries: 31
Photos: 322
Words: 37527

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
September 18th 2010 Arrival at base 'camp' , Nob Hill, San Francisco!! North America » United States » California » San Francisco
September 19th 2010 Let''s all go down to the ballgame!! North America » United States » California » San Francisco
September 20th 2010 Escape to the Rock!! North America » United States » California » San Francisco
September 21st 2010 The long and wiggly road to male grooming!!! North America » United States » California » San Francisco
September 22nd 2010 Taking the slow boat to Oz Oceans and Seas » Pacific
September 23rd 2010 Gym'll fix it!! Oceans and Seas » Pacific
September 24th 2010 Nothing to see...but Wales!! Oceans and Seas » Pacific
September 25th 2010 Day 3 and still at sea!! Oceans and Seas » Pacific
September 26th 2010 Somewhere over the rainbow lurk Donny and Marie! Oceans and Seas » Pacific
September 27th 2010 Aloha! Higher! Aloha! North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu
September 28th 2010 What could be finer than to be in Lahaina! North America » United States » Hawaii » Maui » Lahaina
October 2nd 2010 0Âş 00.00 S - King Neptune’s domain! Oceans and Seas » Pacific
October 3rd 2010 Buggy on down to Moorea! Oceania » French Polynesia » Moorea
October 4th 2010 Tahiti - Warned about WALLS! Oceania » French Polynesia » Tahiti » Papeete
October 5th 2010 Bora Bora - so perfect they named it twice!! Oceania » French Polynesia
October 7th 2010 Routine – all quizzes, cocktails and demos Oceans and Seas » Pacific
October 8th 2010 I AmSam - Pago squared Oceania » Samoa » American Samoa
October 9th 2010 Samoa – where they drive like us Oceania » Samoa » Upolu » Apia
October 13th 2010 Fiji – Don’t rock the boat baby! Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Suva
October 15th 2010 Auckland – city of sails Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland
October 17th 2010 Wellington – Les MisĂ©rables for the day! Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington Region » Wellington
October 18th 2010 Christchurch - The jewel in NZ's crown Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch
October 19th 2010 Dunedin – nearly dun it all Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Otago » Dunedin
October 22nd 2010 Rock and rolling down under Oceans and Seas » Pacific » Tasman Sea
October 23rd 2010 Sydney – Ron and Jan's oasis Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney
October 24th 2010 Me Koala’s stuck up the jumbuck tree Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney
October 26th 2010 The blue mountains and Shakespeare too! Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney
October 27th 2010 Hong Kong – all good thingsÂ…!!! Asia » Hong Kong » Lantau Island
October 28th 2010 Macau – Vegas in the South China Seas Asia » Macau » Macau
October 29th 2010 The end is nigh, the peak is high! Asia » Hong Kong » Lantau Island
October 30th 2010 The final chapter Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cheshire » Widnes
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