Cruising with MaiTai.
Cruising with pets is a great pleasure - but can be challenging and expensive. Nonetheless, with some research and planning, one can get through it all without any serious drama.
Virtually all the South Pacific Islands call themselves “rabies free”, and do not allow foreign animals to be landed without an extensive quarantine period. [...]
Last week didn’t rate too high on the fun meter for us, but as any yachtie knows, hauling out is part of any boat’s regular maintenance program. Unless you want the bottom of your boat to look like a miniature underwater wildlife preserve, it needs some regular attention.
Fortunately, we didn’t need any major work, just [...]
George with a friendly fish in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
I learned to SCUBA dive at the age of 15 and next to sailing, it is still my favorite sport. One of the many great aspects of cruising is the ability to visit and dive in some of the world-class spots I’d always read about [...]
A fresh water shower in Refuge Bay’s waterfall.
The Australian dock talk we’ve heard is that there are only two areas in New South Wales that are worth cruising, Broken Bay and Jervis Bay. Cate arranged a couple of weeks off work and I finished most of my boat projects for the season, so we took [...]