Welcome to our family blog.  We are a family of 6; Andrew, Karen, Josh, Tristan, Max and Ava. Andrew and I started our travelling in 1995 when we moved to England and have continued with our children, hoping to share the world with them.  We started our sailing adventure in 2010 in Australia and are slowly making our way around the world.  Join us as we explore the sea, the land and other cultures!

“At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.” –Arthur Frommer

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We had a quick but rolly trip to Rangiroa, arriving before the tide and having to wait outside the passe for the tide to change.  Two boats we know had been through the passe in the past week and felt lucky to have gotten through without losing their boats, thankfully the passe was relatively calm, … Continue reading Rangiroa


South Passe (Tumakohua Passe) Fakarava 14 – 18/6/2021 The shark diving in Fakarava in the south passe is fantastic.  We did numerous dives in the passe and saw the marbled grouper resting on the sandy ‘bunny slope’ area that you dive. The bunny slope is also like a shark superhighway; they swim up and down … Continue reading Fakarava

Fatu Hiva

31/5/2021 We had a weather window to get to Fatu Hiva motoring directly into only 5 knots of wind, so we decided to go while we could.  We stopped overnight in Hapatoni on the island of Tahuata before continuing to the Bay of Virgins in Fatu Hiva.  Hanavave is set in the mouth of a … Continue reading Fatu Hiva

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