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Australia

We left Noumea fully planning to sail to Coff's...

New Caledonia

After an awesome time with the...

Tanna and the Volcano

Tanna in Vanuatu is all about the volcano, so needless to say when we were there, we...

An illegal stop in Fiji

When we sailed away from Tonga the plan was to sail straight to Tanna in Vanuatu. That...

Hanging in Tonga

The trip from Niue to Tonga was a fast one. Our stay on Tonga was almost faster. It...

Adventures on Niue

Whales, Speight's, road-tripping, cave-diving, snorkeling, curry and nightclubbing sums...

A relaxing stay on Palmerston

Welcome to paradise If you haven't been to Palmerston, don't plan on flying here. The...

Partying on Bora Bora

Bora Bora has been amazing. It is a picture perfect island and I understand why many...

Seeing the sights on Moorea

I was very happy to make the short sail to Moorea, because I had heard so many good...

Tearing it up in Tahiti

After what seemed like way too short a time in the Tuamotos, we sailed to Tahiti. We...

Amazing Tuamotos

Though arriving in the Tuamotos in French Polynesia was like finding paradise on Earth,...

Sailing the Marquesas

When I say that I'm in the Marquesas, most people have no clue where it is. I actually...

Crossing the Pacific

When we crossed the Pacific, the longest sail we did was from Galapagos to the Marquesas...

Adventures on African Innovation

Countries Visited

Nautical Miles Sailed

On our way

We have just sailed from Galapagos and are on our way to French Polynesia.You can keep track of our progress by pressing THIS LINK ... or THIS ONE.On the first one I'll try to write every 3 days or so.Next stop French...

Amazing Galapagos

Amazing Galapagos

The word amazing actually does a poor job at explaining how unbelievable our stay on Galapagos has been. I sit here on anchor just off San Cristobal in Wreck Bay reflecting on the last week and a half and I can really say that I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here....

Galapagos

Galapagos

A quick update from Galapagos, more will follow soon. This was just after first landfall on Galapagos. We have had an amazing time here so far and in the next couple of days I will write more about it and post more pictures. The next one is me chatting up a storm with...

La Playita, Taboga and Las Perlas

I can't explain how good it felt to finally be in the Pacific. Our plan was to be on our way as soon as possible ... That plan kind of backfired, because we ended up spending over 2 weeks getting ready, provisioning and doing small jobs on the boat. La Playita isn't a...

Through the Panama Canal

Through the Panama Canal

We were more than finished with Colon when the Canal Autority finally gave us the green light to go through the Canal. We were going together with a small flotilla of boats that they had delayed for a number of days. When I went to settle my bill at Shelter Bay Marina...

Waiting in Colon

Waiting in Colon

The Pacific team is finally united. They arrived on the boat a little after midnight and we proceeded straight into some beer sampling, so that we would know which beer to bring with us into the Pacific. We were in Shelter Bay Marina, about 30 minutes away from Colon...

St. Lucia to Panama

St. Lucia to Panama

When I last posted an update I was in  Mustique with my charter guests. We sailed from Mustique to Bequia and from there all the way to Soufriere on St. Lucia, had an overnight stop there, before we sailed up to Rodney Bay, where the charter ended. The charter was...

Grenada to Mustique

Grenada to Mustique

We arrived on Grenada after a 93 nautical mile motorsail against wind, waves and current. I attempted sailing at first, but when the current was so strong that I was only able to sail at a whopping 1.5 knots and in a very unfavorable direction, I said "forget it",...

Sailing through Venezuela

Sailing through Venezuela

The stay on Las Aves was sensational. It had everything a good anchorage should have: A deserted island with a beautiful beach, nice scenery, stunning sunsets and spectacular snorkling. We had made a deal with Ian and Westa, so the first evening we enjoyed a fantastic...

Otto is back

The sun had just dipped under the horizon when Claudia released the mooring lines and I reversed one engine and put the other one forward, spinning us on the spot and turning our aft end to Bonaire. This was to be the big test to see how things would work. We have a...

Progress

Progress

I enjoyed my last night alone onboard, before the next day started flat out. I had Claudia joining later in the day and had some things to take care of first, because the following day I would leave Curacao with a charter going to Bonaire and the plan was not to...

Ups and downs

Today is the last day I am alone on board the boat, hopefully for a long time. I'll get back to why later. First I want to look at how my time on Curacao has gone since the last charter was over. When the family of 5 walked ashore, they gave me a few touching farewell...

2nd Charter

2nd Charter

The second charter has gone smoothly. After a great little stop on Klein Curacao, we hit Bonaire and ended up staying there for 5 days. My charter guests really enjoyed Bonaire. They rented a car for a couple of days and drove around getting properly familiar with the...