March 2006

march 2 2006 : en route to oman Only 300 miles to go to Oman. There really has been nothing of note on this passage. We finally caught one small mahi mahi, but somehow managed to lose two more. About three days ago the winds finally shifted and we had … Read More

February 2006

february 1 2006 : kandy, sri lanka Today we were finally off for the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage. It was an hour and fifteen minute train ride back the way we came the day before and once again the train left at the crack of dawn. We found our way to … Read More

January 2006

january 3 2006 : phuket, thailand 2006! A big year for us. We’ve got a lot of sailing to do in our last full year on the boat. Hopefully at some point boat repair costs will start to decline, while our sailing will continue to go well. The other day … Read More

December 2005

december 1 2005 : singapore After a couple of busy days we suddenly find ourselves in Singapore. Back on our second day in Kuala Lumpur the first thing we did in the morning was to go pick up our computer. We were disappointed that HP couldn’t recover a single shred … Read More

November 2005

november 3 2005 : bali, indonesia We spent a couple of boring days back on the boat getting a few more things taken care of there. We had our screecher sail picked up by a little guy on a scooter. The sail has a small tear in it and after … Read More

October 2005

october 1 2005 : darwin, northern territory, australia The last couple of days have once again been spent around the boat getting the last of our boat list done. We are actually very close now. There is even a slight possibility that we won’t have anything to do in Bali. … Read More

September 2005

september 1 2005 : gulf of carpentaria, australia A couple of days back we left Thursday Island and set out across the Gulf of Carpentaria. The trip across the Gulf to the Wessel Islands is about 350 miles and never gets deeper than about 200 feet. It’s a little weird … Read More

August 2005

august 1 2005 : airlie beach, whitsunday islands, australia It was a good day to work on the boat with strong winds, a solid gray sky, and plenty of rain. Started out this morning by changing the engine oil. Always a really fun project. It takes me about an hour … Read More

July 2005

july 4 2005 : brisbane, queensland, australia So you don’t think we have been exaggerating how bad the weather has been lately, here are a few headlines I found online. Remember this is from an area that has been in a sever drought for five years.¬†Emergency Services Issues Flood Warning,¬†Rising … Read More

June 2005

june 1 2005 : coast of new south wales, australia It was surprisingly hard to leave Sydney. We were tied to a nice safe mooring just a quick walk away from anything you could possibly need and right on the doorstep of an amazing city. But when we woke up … Read More

May 2005

may 2 2005 : sydney, new south wales, australia The past couple of days were tough on us. Two nights ago promised to be our last night of the passage. We were motoring along in variable winds, but for the most part they were light and on the nose. Not … Read More

April 2005

april 1 2005 : gulf harbor marina, whangaparaoa, new zealand The new watermaker pump arrived early yesterday morning and within an hour or so it was installed, wired, and ready to go. We turned it on and we were making water again. Thank goodness. I wasn’t 100% sure of my … Read More