September 2019: Fiji

Surf. Dive. Socialise. We began in the Beqa Lagoon, cruised the Coral Coast and ended in the Mamanuca Islands. DISTANCE. 220 nautical miles. BOAT FRIENDS. We said a sad goodbye to RENEGADE. It was amazing to be isolated and ensconced in surf-dive-sail-girl power world with this beautiful family for over a month. Dale and Brian … More September 2019: Fiji

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