Don & Deb's Big Adventure Continues in Oz

We are now living in Melbourne, Australia after selling our beautiful yacht 'Buena Vista' in New Zealand. Even so...the big adventure will continue one way or another!

09 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Nine to New Zealand
08 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Seven to New Zealand
07 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Seven to New Zealand
06 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Six to New Zealand
05 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Five to New Zealand
04 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Four to New Zealand
03 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Three to New Zealand
02 November 2014 | At Sea - Day Two to New Zealand
01 November 2014 | At Sea - Day One to New Zealand
31 October 2014 | Momi Bay, Fiji
31 October 2014 | Momi Bay, Fiji
24 September 2014 | Yasawa-irara, Yasawas, fiji
23 September 2014 | Yasawa-irara, Yasawas, Fiji
21 September 2014 | Cololevu, Yasawas, Fiji
19 September 2014 | Cololevu, Yasawas, Fiji
18 September 2014 | Namataya Bay, Yasawas, Fiji
16 September 2014 | Malacati Village, Yasawas, Fiji
13 September 2014 | Blue Lagoon, Fiji
08 September 2014 | Blue Lagoon, Fiji
06 September 2014 | Blue Lagoon, Nanuya Levu Island, Fiji

Warm and Sultry in French Polynesia

04 May 2012 | Tahoihae, Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia
We're OK. Just relaxing and enjoying island life here in Nuka Hiva. Sorry I haven't blogged lately. Just being lazy. We got our sail repaired yesterday. A nice group effort. Karen on 'Beau Soleil' did alot of the work with the help of her classic old sewing machine. Rick, a sailmaker from Opua, New Zealand was also on hand with help and advice. There's still problems with this sail however. After inspecting it carefully, it doesn't seem to be holding up as well as it should, being only 20 months old. I'll be in contact with our sailmaker to figure out where to go from here. Our mates on 'Stolen Kiss' who we buddy-boated with in Mexico in 2010 have arrived here today. Since seeing them last at Barra de Navidad, Dec. 26, 2010, they have been to Central America, Panama, and most recently to the Galapagos Islands, and now are anchored next to us once again, here in the South Pacific. The sailing community is so fun to be a part of. There's 20 other boats here from all around the world. So interesting to get to know all the others. Just wish I spoke French!
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Vessel Name: Buena Vista
Vessel Make/Model: 46' Formosa Peterson
Hailing Port: Ventura, California
Crew: Don and Debbie Robertson
About: The idea of going cruising started when Deb read the book , "Sell up and Sail" around the time they purchased their first boat, a Catalina 22 and joined Chico Yacht Club in 1994.
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Last great adventure was traveling around Australia for 12 months in a VW van in 1992, and getting married in New Zealand on the way back to the States. After two years cruising in Mexico, in 2012 we sailed across the South Pacific stopping at many island nations including French Polynesia, the [...]
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