Tag Archives: Sailing

Semper Gumby

Opua, New Zealand So there we were (doesn’t every great story start that way?) in Coff’s Harbour and little did we know that this would be the end of our Australian East Coast Adventure. We were doing a bit of … Continue reading

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Proximity

Whangarei, NZ The sailing life leads to odd relationships.  Not odd in the quality but more in the means employed in establishing and growing those interpersonal connections: the happenstance, randomness and good fortune involved in who we even have the … Continue reading

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Taking the Long Way Around

Tiffany: So it’s that time again for Greg to take the mic for his birthday message:   Greg: 2 years ago today I wrote you  from a remote island in the middle of French Polynesia in between diving lessons. Last … Continue reading

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Seasickness – when all else fails

This is the third in a 3 part series on how to prevent and overcome seasickness by Greg.  Take a look at the first two articles. Mindset is critical.  After all, seasickness is all in your head.  No, seriously, it … Continue reading

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Seasickness – Prevention is the only cure

This is the second in a 3 part series on how to prevent and overcome seasickness by Greg.  The first article can be found here. The only cure for seasickness is an overwhelming amount of prevention. 1)      Sooner or later, … Continue reading

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Sailing and Seasickness

The main questions we get all revolve around the same issue:   “I am very comfortable on the water. However, I have been seasick twice in my life (both time on rough seas in motorized fishing boats), and I was … Continue reading

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Sailing – How to Test the Waters

So lets assume that you read our previous article “Volunteer Crewing 101” and though you may have some reservations, the idea of travelling around the world on someone else’s luxury yacht for months on end visiting far flung tropical islands … Continue reading

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Back on the Surface

Vava’u, Tonga Like we said, Vava’u is a cruising paradise and there are just some things you need a boat for: Just in case you thought the water was nothing but frolicking baby whales and amazing coral, we found out … Continue reading

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The Friendly Islands

Vava’u, Tonga Tonga is made of several island chains and we’re in Vava’u, the Northernmost group. With over 30 anchorages all within a day’s sail of each other in addition to being partially enclosed by protective reef islands and some … Continue reading

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A Bad Place to Sink…

At sea enroute Tonga All that was left to do in Niue was to go shopping to restock our boat for the voyage to the next island chain.  We have found that the simple day to day things, like shopping, … Continue reading

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