A new sailing circumnavigation

I needed something motivational, while I save up for the next trip, so I threw this video together. I write that a new sailing circumnavigation is in the planning stage, because I’ve been halfway around the World in the past year with the oil tanker I’m...

Australia

We left Noumea fully planning to sail to Coff’s Harbor, but plans change (as they often do when you’re dependent on the direction of the wind). We actually had decent wind for most of the trip, but  some bad weather was brewing further south and when...

New Caledonia

After an awesome time with the volcano on Tanna it was time to lift anchor and move on. We had a really nice sail to New Caledonia, where we sailed straight to Noumea. We had planned to see more than just Noumea, but ended up staying there until we cast off for...

Tanna and the Volcano

Tanna in Vanuatu is all about the volcano, so needless to say when we were there, we were all about the volcano. It was awesome. We spent an entire afternoon and an hour after dark witnessing the fury of the volcano. It is amazing. Anywhere else on the planet we...

An illegal stop in Fiji

When we sailed away from Tonga the plan was to sail straight to Tanna in Vanuatu. That did not happen, because the winds abandoned us 20 nm away from the Lau islands (part of Fiji) a full 700 nm away from Vanuatu. Being a bit unorthodox, I decided to put in a highly...