A Tour of Mahé Island, Seychelles

Mahé, the main island of Seychelles, is the perfect size for a short trip. We spent nearly three months in Seychelles, mostly on Mahé, but the island can be seen in a day or two. There are heaps of beaches to see and great food to enjoy! Victoria Victoria is the capital of...

The Cruiser’s Chartplotter

One of the most important pieces of equipment on a cruising boat, chartplotters aren’t often used to their full potential. What is a Chartplotter? It sounds simple enough – something that plots charts – but a chartplotter is a complicated and extremely valuable...

How to Pick Up a Mooring Ball

Tying up to a mooring is one of the easiest and most common ways to secure your boat to the seabed. It takes some coordination and practice though, so here’s how we do it. What is a Swing Mooring Ball? A swing mooring ball is a very simple way to secure your boat to the...

How to Break Out of the Cruising Funk

David and I have been suffering lately from what one of our friends recently declared “senioritis”.  In thinking about it, there are a lot of similarities between college and our adventure; 4-5 years (the five-year plan was mine!), steep learning curve, alcohol-heavy...

Using the Marie Kondo Method to Tidy Our Boat

About Marie Kondo & Tidying Up Marie Kondo is a Japanese woman who has been obsessed with tidying up her whole life.  She’s sold millions of copies of her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and is an organization consultant. What spurred us to read her book? ...

Two Hiking Fails on Praslin, Seychelles

While our friends Kyle and Lauren visited us in Seychelles, we did A LOT of hiking.  This is no big surprise, as with Kyle’s last two visits we hiked the highest point in Fiji and Pic N’Ga in New Caledonia.  While hiking in Seychelles, we did have several very...

Australians Love Their Catamarans

Pretty much everywhere we have been, especially the Caribbean has been chock full of production catamarans.  Fountaine Pajots, like ours, mingle with Leopards and Lagoons.  Occasionally there’s an Antares, a Catana, or an Outremer thrown in for funsies.  For...

Two Days on La Digue

Out of all of our stops while cruising the inner islands of Seychelles, La Digue has been my favorite.  The island is small and quaint, with plenty to do to keep entertained.  It’s touristy, but not too touristy, and it holds onto the Creole culture...