It is called the Pacific because....?

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Tue 10 May 2011 05:04
Position at 1700 NZST - 28.11.2308S 178.54.1950E
Sea state YUK! The wind which was forecast has strengthened such that we have pretty much battened down the hatches and are riding out the little bit of a blow we are having. We have made excellent ground over the last 24 hours and are only a mere 276nm frm South Minerva Reef.
All are well, looking forward to our stop at Minerva, hopefully on Thursday.
Angus says hello to evryone, love to Mum, hello to everyone at school.
Until tomorrow, TTFN