Feisty ride

There is a massive thud as the wave crashes onto the side of the boat. The boat shudders violently then skids sideways down a wave as the thundering white water comes crashing through the cockpit and ... Read More

We drew blood

I am in the cockpit the kids scurring around my feet. AK steps on the water bottle, it slips out from her feet. She falls forward in a screaming heap smacking her face onto the companion way step. She... Read More

Reef Breakers

How lucky are the kids and I, most likely the luckiest girls alive. We just got our first taste of anchoring off a reef pass. For three hours we pitched and forked and rocked and rolled, in every dire... Read More

That’s a wrap

My sailing ability before this trip was limited to lying on the cabin floor and occasionally heaving up off the back chumming the water for the fish. I had 2,800 nautical miles under my belt (before t... Read More

That momentous

Land ahoy, land ahoy, land ahoy !! 2am on day 8 and a momentous occasion. The glowing lights of Noumea broke the horizons monotony. We are almost there, so close, so very close. And now I must sleep, ... Read More

Groundhog Day

Groundhog day, we are still in the exact position that we have been in for the last seven days. Smack bang in the middle of a 360’ horizon. We appear no closer or no further away from the horizon, s... Read More

Into the deep

The wind is screeching through the rigging, like all the ghosts of the ocean are screaming at us.  The noise is frightening. I poke my head outside. The sun is just about up, the kids asleep in bed. ... Read More