Africa | Madagascar

Sakatia: Diving and Snorkeling

Traveling full time means you never know who you’ll be spending your birthday with next year, and odds are very good it won’t be the same people from year to year. Last year for my birthday we were in Bali, and enjoyed a birthday dinner out with our friends on S/V Slow Flight. Imagine my…

Indonesia

The North Shore of Bali

After a few nights in Lombok, provisioning and having laundry done through the marina, we took off on September 28th for a quick, 6-hour sail to the island of Bali! You Need to Know Just like Tahiti and Bora Bora, Bali is not a country, it is an island.  Bali is a major holiday destination…

Indonesia

7 Days with Komodo Dragons & Manta Rays in Indonesia

One of the highlights of our entire time in Indonesia was coming to Komodo National Park to see the wildlife.  This park is much more prestine than other places we’ve been and we enjoyed it so much. About Flores and Komodo National Park Located west of Flores Island and east of Sumbawa Island, the Komodo…

Australia

Underwater in West Butterfly Bay, Whitsundays

We made two stops on Hook Island.  The first was Stonehaven Bay on the west side, and the second was West Butterfly Bay on the north side.  During our stay on Hook Island, the tradewinds were blowing pretty strong, 20 knots or so, and the nearby landscape funnels these winds around.  It was worse in…

Fiji

Bula Fiji: Savusavu for Cruisers

Savusavu is one of my favorite ports in Fiji. It’s small, easily walkable, and doesn’t get a lot of tourists. This makes it an easy place to clear into, and then access some of the pleasures of eastern Fiji, like Namena Reef, Taveuni, and the Lau Group. Sailing Tonga to Savusavu What a perfect sail…