First circumnavigation from 1977 to -79

By Mimmi & Robert Morse, the 3Rd owners of L32 US 4 (1974 -80)

In July 1977, we left Boston on a two-year circumnavigation.

We made stops at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, Panama, the Galapagos islands, the Marquesas islands, Tahiti and Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora, American Samoa, Fiji and Australia, where our oldest son, Richard, was born in Townsville in July 1978.

Because of the hurricane season quickly approaching Northern Australia, we left when Richard was only 3 weeks old.

We continued via Bali, the Chagos archipelago, Seychelles, Djibouti, Sudan, Egypt and via the Suez Canal to Israel, Turkey, Crete, and Mallorca before stopping in Gibraltar to prepare for our Atlantic crossing.

From Gibraltar we sailed our longest voyage, taking 46 days to reach the Bahamas for a very brief stop before going to Florida, arriving on 4th of July 1979, where we met the Ham Radio operator who had been talking with us almost daily for most of our trip.

We then sailed up the east coast of the U.S. and arrived back in Boston on 30 July, just in time for Richard's first birthday.

With twins born in 1980, we decided not to keep "Syzygy" and sold her to David Smith in 1980. Our circumnavigation was written about (not completely accurately) in the February 1980 issue of Family Circle Magazine."

L32 US 4 has actually made 2 circumnavigations.

Below is a list of her owners and her names....