Diving Aliwal Shoal with Ragged-Tooth Sharks

When I got invited to go dive Aliwal Shoal with new friends, I jumped on the chance! Had I heard of Aliwal Shoal before? Yes. It’s one of the top dive sites in South Africa, maybe even the world. Did I know what I was getting myself into? Absolutely not. In the best way! My...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sail Ningaloo: Liveaboard Sailboat on Ningaloo Reef

I pulled the big picture book off the shelf and leafed through the brightly printed, glossy pages. We’re staying in Adelaide with our friends Tony and Sara. Tony’s an avid diver and diving instructor.  The book I’m flipping through is photographs and stories of...

Ningaloo Reef – Under the Water with Sail Ningaloo

David and I left the Red Centre and flew to Perth, where we were welcomed by friends and stayed out in Fremantle. We did get to the Fremantle Market and spent a morning walking along the foreshore and out the jetty. After two nights, it was time to get out to our next major...

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...
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