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This is our original (classic!) Migrations site. The new site can be found at migrations.brucebalan.com

Welcome to Migrations; writings from the travels of Bruce and Alene aboard s/v Migration. The newest update can be found at our new site.


Where's MIGRATION now? Find out here.

Where We've Been


26 AN UNEXPECTED GEM (by Alene) April - June 2016 (South China Sea, Philippines, Taiwan)
25 SHADOWS & SIMIANS (by Alene) January - April 2016
(Indonesia & Malaysian Borneo, Brunei)
24 OH, HAPPINESS (by Alene) May 2015 - January 2016
(Malaysia [Peninsular & Borneo], Brunei)
23 WHAT REALLY MATTERS November 2013 - May 2015
(Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia)
22 AT LEAST THE FOOD WAS GOOD January 2013 - October 2013 (Thailand)

Thinking of having boat work or a refit done in Thailand? Read these first:
Report for Sailors (August 2015): Boatwork in Phuket, Thailand
Why Not to Hire Mr. Gig (Wararob Punpuech) in Thailand
Examples of Poor Quality Work by Nhoon Carpenter (Witoon Wngpreecha)
2017 Status Report: Boatwork in Thailand -- 2 Years On

21 MORE STUFF  August 2012 - Nov 2012 (Fiji, Vanuatu, Indispensable Reef, PNG, Australia, East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand)
20 STUFF  May 2012 - August 2012 (North Minerva Reef, South Minerva Reef, & Fiji)
19 ABBREVIATED  January 2012 - May 2012 (New Zealand including Fiordland and Stewart Island)
18 WHERE IS HOME?  May 2011 - January 2012 (Fiji, USA, & New Zealand)
17 TOO MUCH. NOT ENOUGH  December 2010 - May 2011 (New Zealand & USA)
16 ALL I NEED  September - December 2010 (Tonga, Minerva Reef, & New Zealand)
15 CLICH  June - September 2010 (Tonga & Niue)
14 OUR EXCITING LIFE!!!!!  January - June 2010 (New Zealand, Kermadecs, Tonga)
13 LUCKY NUMBER THIRTEEN  Sept - Dec 2009 (Aitutaki, Beveridge Reef, Niue, Tonga, Minerva Reef, New Zealand)
12 TRAVELOGUE  May - September 2009 (French Polynesia)
11 THE SEA SURROUNDS  January - April 2009 (USA, Tahiti, Tuamotus, Marquesas)
10 DANGER & ELATION  June - December 2008 (les Gambier, Tuamotus, Tahiti, Moorea, USA)
09 PAST PRESENT  April - June 2008 (Easter Island, Pitcairn, les Gambier)
08 SCIENCE & FAITH  January - April 2008 (Panama, Galpagos, Easter Island)
07 A SOUND LIFE  July - December 2007 (Ecuador, USA, Panama)
06 NEW! NEW! NEW! (Parts I & II)  March - July 2007 (Mexico, Central America, Cocos Island, Ecuador)
05 TRANSITIONS  August 2006 - March 2007 (Baja, Mainland Mexico)
04 A IS FOR...  April - August 2006 (Mainland Mexico, Sea of Cortez)
03 IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES...  October 2005 April 2006 (California, Baja, Mainland Mexico)
MIGRATIONS 02  July - September 2005 (Cruising California)
MIGRATIONS 01  June 2005 (Leaving)

Looking for the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Anchoring Guide? You found it.

Here's South Pacific Weather Simplified

Bruce's Other Website: brucebalan.com


Do Good
Stuff that matters

Friends we've met cruising

Messages in Bottles
Status of messages we've thrown overboard

Video Album
Various videos taken with our little digital cameras

Photo Album
Photos not found in the Updates

What we're reading

Music & Movies
What we're listening to and watching

Books & Articles
A list of, and links to, books and sailing articles I've written

Favorite Links
Some miscellaneous links

Wonderful Companies
Companies and products we like
(and some companies we really don't like...).



 This site was last updated 04/28/20