Australia

Why We Didn’t Fall in Love with Cruising Pittwater

After our celebration day in Sydney we took off into the Tasman Sea. David’s family wanted to get some real sailing in with us, so we made the day trip to go cruising in Pittwater. Pittwater Geography The Pittwater area is located just an hour north if Sydney. While the whole area is commonly referred…

Fiji

Blue Lagoon, Fiji

The furthest north our adventure took us was to an area of Fiji called Blue Lagoon.  There are several islands here; Nunaya Levu, Nanuya Lailai, and Nacula Island. These islands are all in the Yasawa Group of Fiji, an island chain on the northwestern side. Nanuya Levu is where the movie The Blue Lagoon was…

Fiji

Mantaray Island Resort

Manta Ray Resort was one of my favorite stops in Fiji.  We visited twice, and each time found the grounds beautiful and the staff very friendly. We visited while cruising Fiji on our sailing catamaran, Starry Horizons.  The first time we came, we had David’s brother, Thomas, on board with us.  Then, the second time,…

Tonga

Travel Fail: Real Tonga Airlines

Geography lesson:  Tonga is made up of four main island groups. The southern island group and big island are both called Tongatapu, with the capital named Nuku’alofa.  The biggest cruising port is in the Vava’u island group, on ʻUtu Vavaʻu island, the town of Neiafu. Traveling full time is wonderful for the most part, but it can be…