Drowning Dinghy

I stood on the deck thanking our lucky stars that the kids and I didn’t go ashore. Slade went up a wave and as if in slow motion the dinghy lifted up the bow got thrown over and Slade was flippe... Read More

Up wind battle

The crest of the wave crumbled and with a massive roar I was thrown across the cockpit the wave thundering down on top of me. Saucepans went flying across the room and ceramic mugs went shattering to ... Read More

Our first Cyclone

We saw the dreaded words on our weather forcast last night. Tropical cyclone. We want to leave our options open so by clearing out if the weather gets bad and the cyclone develops, then we can get the... Read More

To Hell and back

  12 days of pure hell on earth we finally limped into Tuvalu. After being becalmed for the first 3 days we finally got some wind in the form of a 40knot plus howling cold front. I never want to ... Read More

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

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