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Although the voyage is over, our blog lives on!

About Us:
If you are new to our blog, click here to learn more about us and our 15,500 nautical mile voyage halfway around the world (from Virginia to Sydney via the Panama Canal).

About our Boat:
After much consternation, we chose to live aboard a Lagoon 380 catamaran for 18 months at sea. Click here to read why we chose a cat over a mono-hull, click here to read our users guide to the Lagoon 380 and click here to get a video tour.

Pictures & Video:
Click here for a sampling of our top shots and click here to visit our youtube channel. And all of our videos are posted on the right in descending order.

Life Updates:
Today we have settled into suburban life in Mill Valley, California. Seth went back to work in the Wine Industry as a Marketing Director for Treasury Wine Estates and Elizabeth re-joined GAP as a Merchandising Director. We now have THREE kids; Hale (2010), Rhys (2011) and Pierce (2013)! We are enjoying the challenges of parenting and have posted a life update video if you are interested in watching home videos (great sell, right?)!

Contact Us:
Our blog continues to receive a large number visitors every week and we welcome emails with questions about cruising. Nothing would make us happier than to hear from you or to share the knowledge we accumulated during this voyage to help bring your cruising dreams to life!

Thank you for visiting our site. Click here to start from the beginning, or read below for our final posting. Enjoy...

A Happy Ending to our Voyage...
05/25/2010, San Francsico, CA

Author: Seth
Pictures: Our son, Hale Jefferson Hynes!

At 3:09pm PST on May 25, 2010, Hale Jefferson Hynes came into the world weighing in at 6 lbs and 14 ounces. He was a bit of a surprise considering he wasn't due until June 8th, so needless to say it was far more interesting of a day than we expected.

Hale was my Grandfather's middle name (and mine) and Jefferson is in honor of Elizabeth's late Father. Family names ruled the day.

Mom and baby are doing great! Hale kept quiet for most of the day but managed to peek around by opening his eyes and even eating a little. So far he has had very little to say other than he wants to register as a Democrat (after all it was nice of Obama to be in SF today), he told us we wimped out by not finishing our sailing trip around the world, he hopes the Tiger's win the World Series for Detroit and that he doesn't like Merlot. He has also been tweeting at the following address if you want to follow:

Sounds like he already plans to be as opinionated as his parents and will be one hell of a crew member! What a great way to end our blog...

Seth, Elizabeth and Hale

Video: Australia Part 2
05/22/2010, Brissy to Sydney, Australia

Video: Above you will find our final video from our Honeymoon ocean adventure. Here you'll see us exploring the cities that we dearly missed, catching up with friends (and doctor appointments!) and finally arriving in Sydney in time for the New Year's Eve fireworks over the harbor. Enjoy...


Seth & Elizabeth Hynes
Who: Seth & Elizabeth Hynes
Port: San Francisco, CA
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