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Real Time Update? We’re In The Middle Of The Pacific!

We’re not going to have any videos or posts for a couple of weeks and here is the scoop on why…

If you want to catch our real time updates from sea, at the bottom of this page (or any page on our site) you will see links to our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter...and everything else.

A quick note on Real Time vs Video Time

Shooting, editing, writing, uploading and all the little details in between take an incredible amount of time.  It’s a full time job (and passion) for us.  We love it but its not something that is produced in a day.  So if you are reading a post or watching a video today it was most likely created days or weeks ago.

We try to keep everything in chronological order with only the occasional “real time” update to share big news or happenings.  I know for some of you, especially those new to our adventures this creates confusion.

On average, our videos have always been about 4-8 weeks out from real time.  Occasionally we’re able to catch up to 2-3 weeks out but that’s as close as we’ve ever been.

We enjoy focusing on capturing, creating and telling a story (our story) and we never want to feel pressured to “just publish something”.  If we’re going to send something out into the world, we want it to be something we’re proud of.

So, hopefully that sheds a little light for those of you in the dark on our timeline. 😉

Thank you so much for tuning in and being a part of our journey.  It’s because of viewers like you that we’re able to keep this website, the photos, articles and videos all flowing.

Lot’s of love from the Pacific Ocean!

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (37)

  • Jody

    Agreeing with Robert Hess….perfection not needed, you guys just do what you’ve been doing! The formula works. Don’t let the pressure of Patreon make you get all Kardashian on us….. safe travels, missing your posts during this gap. Hope the sailing has been smooth.

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  • Kerry Koontz

    To funny… Atlantis or traveling to the Abyss… maybe the space ship might raise up out of no where.. lol

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  • Tom Schlumpf

    Is it possible to get the AIS identifying number for S/V Curiousity? I understand that allows tracking via an AIS program whenever they are in range of a satellite. Thank you.

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    • Curious Minion

      Absolutely! It’s 367747880. I think it has only updated once on the crossing when a big ship went by and “pinged” them. The best way to track them is via Patreon. Supporters have a satellite tracking link and Jason & Nikki are posting short messages there re: speed & weather. I’m sorry we can’t release the link to everyone, but the Wynns are charged for the tracking based on the number of people using it. According to yesterday’s update, they’re about 2/3 of the way across – less than 1000 nautical miles to go! They weather has been mostly calm and they’re doing very well.
      Curious Minion

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  • John Archer

    Oh cool, a floating island… Safe travels guys, and God be with you.

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  • Nancy W.

    Safe Passage to you both~ Looking forward to seeing you again!! What city was in the background?

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    • Curious Minion

      Curious Minion here, (because even super-villains need trusty assistants!) helping out while the Wynns are crossing to French Polynesia. They recorded that before they left Salinas, Ecuador.

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  • Michael

    Since this their first really long voyage, it would be nice to know something about their provisioning. It must have been a big deal to try to think of everything.

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  • Wow, thinking of you and hoping your crossing is going alright. It must have been disappointing to have to sail right past the Galapagos without stopping! Hope you can make it there again someday. Wondering if you plan to explore the Marquesas first as that’ll be the first land you come across. Fatu Hiva is especially gorgeous. One of our favorite experiences in French Polynesia was hiring a local in Omoa, Fatu Hiva (the locals are SO nice — visitors are a major source of income in this remote island) to take us in their 4WD up the highway that goes over the island to La Cascade. The drive is incredible! You can hike about 30 mins up to this amazing waterfall and swim in the pool beneath it. Practice your French! Not a lot of English going on in French Polynesia. And bring whatever gifts you can as they appreciate exchanging. They will gift you, sharing what they have (and they have very little…yet they have everything they need), and you don’t want to be empty-handed.

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  • Alan Solomon

    Safe Sailing and Travels Nikki and Jason. You guys and the cats have created a spark in me and I look forward to hearing from you in your videos. I can handle one week of no videos but, it may be tough for me with no videos or contact as to where you are for two weeks or more.

    Be safe and take great care,

    Great Ongoing Adventure. Nothing but Smiles all the way….

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  • Brenda

    God Bless you and keep you safe!

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  • Erin

    My daughter and I love watching your journey. She’s 10 and recently said when she grows up, she wants to be like Nikki. Thanks for providing endless inspiration!

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  • Have a wonderful passage. I want to see Bora Bora if you make it to that island. You should treat yourself to a stay at least one night in a hut over the water. Love to see how clear the water is at the South Pacific compared to the Bahamas. Let us know and is the water warmer over there and is the snorkeling better.

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  • Nancy Fernandez

    Good Luck Jason and Nikki. Have fun and be safe! We’ll miss you during your voyage.

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  • Venice Scherer

    My whole family is now watching your videos as a family movie night transmitted onto our giant tv 🙂 You picked up two more fans: husband Ray and 17 year old daughter Hannah! Safe travels in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Diane Sanderbeck

    Hey Nikki and Jason!
    If Kate is sending you things that make you laugh, I hope she’ll let you know how folks still don’t get it! LOL! Long time follower here, from before Roy, always wishing you fair winds and following seas.
    Diane Sanderbeck

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    • Curious Minion

      Curious Minion here Diane. Kate is handling social media and I’m keeping an eye on the blog and YouTube. Yes, I’m passing along funny tidbits and questions to the Wynns, and the message for today is all about “Atlantis rising from the Pacific” behind them – ha ha ha! Thanks for the well-wishes & I’m passing those along too.

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  • Glenn Winder

    Hello Jason and Nikki : I have been fallowing along on the Garmin, In Reach web sight. I have also been checking the weather on windy.com. I see large Southern Ocean storms on a line between Brisbane, Australia and Santiago, Chile. These storms are pushing large 9 foot swells north, into your path to the French Polynesia. If you stay north and sail east until next Tuesday you will be able to sail around the worst of the swells. The winds are in your favor all the way, with wind speed in the teens. Please look at the windy.com web sight, you can see this for yourself.
    Best Regards

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    • Curious Minion

      Curious Minion here Glenn. In her message to me yesterday Nikki mentioned that they are getting hammered by those cross swells. They aren’t that big but pack a whallop when they hit! She didn’t mention if they were changing course but I’ve forwarded on your message. Thanks!

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  • It would be easier in between just to post a photo of the day with a 3 sentence comment on your day. We all have busy lives and most of us do not know how hard it is to be on a boat full time in a local harbor, now that you are changing countries and open waters. We understand its not like the RV and cannot just upload a video daily.
    enjoy the journey, and share when you can.

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  • JOHN SCHRETLEN

    Hi Everyone,
    Some may have missed the note but there is one way to follow Nikki & Jason on a ‘real time’ basis. If you are a patreon member (and support the Wynns) then you can click on a Garmin link that shows their current location and track. The are also able to send one-sentence messages via the sat link, which is an incredible safety device that many wish was available years ago.
    Here is a basic upload that was sent earlier today:
    S/V Curiosity
    May 2, 2018 3:42:00 AM
    Speed: 6.91 mph Course: W
    Elevation: 34.32 ft.
    Lat: -5.607640 Lon: -96.930291

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  • Tom Fitch

    A while back you said that the little map at the bottom of this page would always show your current location. But it seems to be stuck on someplace called “Salinas”. So, what’s the deal?

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    • Curious Minion

      Hi Tom. The map on the webpage updates from their WiFi location. Since phones and computers are “off-line” right now the map can’t update so it still shows them in Ecuador. You have 2 options if you’d like to track them in real time. The best is to become a Patreon member and support the Wynns. Patreons can access a link to their Garmin satellite and get their position in real time as well as messages they are posting twice/day with location, wind speed, etc. (Sorry it can’t be made available to everyone but the Wynns get charged for the number of people accessing the link.). The 2nd way to track them is download a free marine traffic tracker program, which shows their location any time Curiosity’s AIS pings a satellite. This isn’t as reliable though because they aren’t in a commercial shipping lane so satellite coverage is sparse. Hope that helps!

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    • Curious Minion

      Here’s the Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/the_wynns

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  • Safe travels guys! We will miss you! Till next time ?

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  • pegg

    please somebody tell me what I am seeing in the background behind ya’ll!
    to me, it looks like a city with lots of high-rise buildings.
    or maybe a cargo ship not moving along very fast.
    set me straight please!!!
    btw, we’ll miss y’all terribly during the silent days!

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    • Curious Minion

      Hi Pegg. That video was recorded before they left Ecuador, so that’s Salinas in the background. They don’t have enough satellite bandwidth to upload videos during the crossing!

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      • Dawn Ireland

        Thank you for the additional info! Would you happen to have a link to Kate’s Instagram or social media pages? I didn’t catch her last name. Thanks so much!

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        • Curious Minion

          Absolutely! You can snoop around on Kate’s blog here: abrandnewlife.co.za/ and poke around on her Instagram account here: instagram.com/a.brand.new.life/

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          • Dawn Ireland

            Thank you!

  • Richard

    Fair winds and following seas. Have fun.

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  • Ariel Nievera

    Fair Winds

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  • Jamie Dillon

    Fair winds and good luck folks. Take care and be safe! Your Canadian fan- Jamie

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  • Robert Hess (I'm in your database and gave you some $!)

    Do real time videos. Do real time videos. Do real time videos.
    I’m a fan who stopped watching you because I am not into what you did a few weeks ago, shown in a polished Barbie and Ken video. It is not real to me!

    Do real time unedited real life – real problems, reactions, discussions. Warts and all, let us know who you are. You are both interesting and fun and attractive, this does not need to be perfect – that actually ruins it in my humble opinion.
    Whichever one of you is not the perfectionist needs to shake the other one…ha. But love you both, enjoy…

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  • Lynda

    Best wishes and enjoy the journey. Loved the background in this one, what city appeared in the background?

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  • Tev

    Is it possible to track you on Marine Traffic like we did when you were transiting the Panama Canal? Would be fun to watch your progress but don’t know if that’s even possible. Safe travels and look forward as always to your next adventure.

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    • Curious Minion

      Hey Tev. You have 2 options if you’d like to track them in real time. The best is to become a Patreon member and support the Wynns. https://www.patreon.com/the_wynns Patreons can access a link to their Garmin satellite and get their position in real time as well as messages they are posting twice/day with location, wind speed, etc. (Sorry it can’t be made available to everyone but the Wynns get charged for the number of people accessing the link.). The 2nd way to track them is download a free marine traffic tracker program, which shows their location any time Curiosity’s AIS pings a satellite (this was the tracking system you could see while they were transiting the canal). It isn’t as reliable though because they aren’t in a commercial shipping lane so satellite coverage is sparse. Hope that helps!

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