August 2019: Fiji

The good times rolled. We began in the Lau Group. We ended in the Beqa Lagoon. In the middle we circumnavigated Kadavu (almost). And we swiftly resupplied in Suva. DISTANCE: 370 nautical miles. LIFE. Our dreams came true. We cruised alongside a beautiful family from California. They surf. They dive. They are fun, funny and … More August 2019: Fiji

July 2019: Fiji

July was sweet. We explored Taveuni and the Lau Group. DISTANCE: 422 nautical miles PARADISE RESORT. This intimate resort in the south west of Taveuni is special. It’s welcoming to yachties, offering complimentary moorings, hot showers, and use of the beautiful pool and garden. We visited twice. It was a relaxing location for homeschool… …and … More July 2019: Fiji

May 2019: New Zealand / UAE / Egypt / Oman / New Zealand

It was a spontaneous month. We began near Auckland. We ended near Auckland. In between we travelled halfway around the world and back. DISTANCE: 155 nautical miles (by sea)17,900 nautical miles (by air) AWARD. Congratulations Whitianga, New Zealand! You’ve won “Australasia’s Most Pissed Off People 2019“! The people in your marina office, chandlery, information center, … More May 2019: New Zealand / UAE / Egypt / Oman / New Zealand

April 2019: New Zealand

We sailed the Marlborough Sounds, across the Cook Strait to Wellington, around Cape Palliser and up the East Coast to Great Barrier Island. It was cold. There were snow-capped mountains. MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS. Mussels. Delicious. HIKING. Willow and I chased Captain Cook’s ghost around the first section of the Queen Charlotte Track between Resolution Bay and … More April 2019: New Zealand

December 2013: Thailand, Malaysia & Nepal

This is the last edition of Zinc sailing. Five years of silly stories is sufficient, we think you’ll agree. December was bitter sweet: We sailed in Phuket. We sold ZINC. We sailed to Langkawi for the handover. And, we flew to Nepal for an impromptu let’s-get-the-f@#k-away-from-sea-level holiday before we returned to Australia in January 2014. … More December 2013: Thailand, Malaysia & Nepal

November 2013: Thailand

November was beaches and marinas and old sailing friends, a mix of the yachting, tourist, and expat life in Phuket. THAILAND: PHUKET LIFE. Calm anchorages. …Beaches. …Fruit. …Parks. …Carnival rides. …Water parks. …Mini-golf. …Elephants. MARINAS. We ran errands, cleaned, fixed bits and pieces, and swam. BOAT KID. Dale has Willow in training for something. What … More November 2013: Thailand