Lucky Fish

the adventure has begun

18 February 2017 | St Nowhere, Namibia
17 February 2017 | Cape Town
15 February 2017 | Mauritius
14 February 2017 | Mauritius
14 February 2017 | Grand Baie, Mauritius
06 February 2017 | Grand Baie, Mauritius
04 February 2017 | Cape Town
04 February 2017 | Cape Town, RSA
02 February 2017 | Franschhoek, Western Cape
01 February 2017 | Stellenbosch
31 January 2017 | Dysart boutique Hotel, Cape Town
22 November 2016 | Rancho Leonero, BCS
27 October 2016 | Cabo San Lucas, BCS
12 October 2016 | Vacaville, CA
06 October 2016 | Carolina Beach, NC
05 October 2016 | Atlantic Beach, NC
04 October 2016 | Atlantic Beach, NC
04 October 2016 | En route to Atlantic Beach
04 October 2016 | Charlotte, NC
25 September 2016 | Thousand Oaks, CA

Tot siens.

18 February 2017 | St Nowhere, Namibia
Maggie for Nev
The boys arrived back today loaded with fishing stories and photos and lots of yummy fish for a fish fry tomorrow.
Amongst the stories was this final "tot siens" (Afrikaans for good bye and until we see you again) to Buzz.
They climbed a small hill overlooking the beach of St Nowhere where Buzz has fished fanatically for the past 19 years...
and there they laid a plaque
and a cigarette
and said a few good words over a mixture of drinks Buzz would've loved
and then went and caught a couple of fish for him.
Tot siens Buzzie,
from your fishing buddies.

Smiles across the miles.

17 February 2017 | Cape Town
In the midst of our wonderful travels we give thanks for technology that keeps us connected to these precious babies we love:
Dax and Heidi having fun in Hawaii,
And Lily growing cuter by the minute, waiting for her daddy to come home.
Thanks for sharing with us Star and Candace...
For the smiles across the miles xxx

Time with Terry.

15 February 2017 | Mauritius
Karen flew back to Cape Town on Sunday morning... their first grandson, Reece, born premmie at 30 weeks, was being released from hospital, and, like any other fabulous granny, she wanted to be there!
Terry and I hung out on the island for three more days.
He taught me to SUP...
I loved it!
We snorkeled over the coral reef and swam with a turtle...
I soaked up the sun and a good book while he cycled or paddled or prepared the house for "shutdown"...
And we always met on the beach for evening cocktails, the sunset and chats with all the passers by...
Shelley faithfully by our side!
It was a totally relaxing time...
Thanks Terry!
You are a sweetie for putting up with me and my cooking!!!

Moments in Mauritius

14 February 2017 | Mauritius
Karen took me all over the island which is 60km long by 40km wide, and has a population of 1.2million people.
The currency is the Mauritian Rupee, the national beer is Phoenix,
and language English and French.
We visited towns called Flick and Flack, Caroline, Gris Gris, and many more I can't remember or spell!!
We walked miles together...
Shopped the stores and the local markets...
Visited landmarks and sipped local rum...
It's a beautiful island with something for everyone...
Just needed lots more time...
I can see why they love living here!
Thanks for sharing your island with me my friend πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈοΈπŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ

The faces of Coin de Mire.

14 February 2017 | Grand Baie, Mauritius
I have grown to love this little spot on the beach in front of the Warrens!
The view of Coin de Mire changed constantly by time of day and weather...
But it was always beautiful!
Evening cocktails on the beach quickly became part of our routine!

Good morning Mauritius πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί

06 February 2017 | Grand Baie, Mauritius
I'm so happy to be here!
When I left Cape Town yesterday I was warned about a cyclone near the island and a possible diversion to Tel Aviv!!
Ours was one of the last flights allowed to land before they closed the airport and Cyclone Carlos arrived...
And there were my sweet friends, Terry and Karen, waiting with warm hugs and welcomes...
It's good to be here...
We have talked and talked and talked some more...
I think I've told all my stories and then another one bubbles up!!!
The sheets of rain kept us inside but it didn't matter...
we had lots of catching up to do.
Thanks sooooooo much for having me you two, for sharing your lives and your gorgeous home and beach with me for ten whole days!
Love you bothπŸ’Ÿ
Vessel Name: Blue
Vessel Make/Model: Nordhavn 46
Hailing Port: Channel Islands
Crew: Neville & Maggie
Nev has dreamed about cruising around the world for years. He bought Blue from John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) 5 years ago and that brought his dream a little closer to reality. [...]
Neville Hansen: born in Durban, South Africa, moved to USA 1972, 2 sons , Trevor and daughter-in-law Star, and Dillon. Maggie Damron: born in South Africa, raised in Swaziland. Moved to the USA in 1992, 2 sons: Stephen and Christopher.
Blue's Photos - Main
Trip around Central America
49 Photos
Created 29 December 2010
While we were home from May - October
35 Photos
Created 18 October 2010
Mexico to Monterey 2010
48 Photos
Created 20 July 2010
29 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 5 May 2010
Santa Rosalia and visit to Rob and Andy
18 Photos
Created 4 April 2010
The last leg up the Sea of Cortez
27 Photos
Created 28 March 2010
Friends and hikes in Loreto
31 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
On our way up
39 Photos
Created 8 March 2010
random pictures of Mexico and friends
74 Photos
Created 28 February 2010
mum's visit
27 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 27 February 2010
Mexican Navy Rescue
10 Photos
Created 27 February 2010
Maggie's Photo's
52 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 3 February 2010
46 Photos
Created 20 January 2010
Christmas and New Year
11 Photos
Created 5 January 2010
34 Photos
Created 17 December 2009
on the way dwn
84 Photos | 2 Sub-Albums
Created 13 December 2009
visiting newport beach and dana point
5 Photos
Created 11 November 2009
Setting sail
5 Photos
Created 5 November 2009
We can't leave home without Maggie's wine
9 Photos
Created 28 September 2009
Stripping. sanding and varnishing the wood. Installing air conditioning units.
12 Photos
Created 2 August 2009

The Lucky Fish

Who: Neville & Maggie
Port: Channel Islands
Set to depart Channel Islands November 8th, 2009 We plan to head down Baja taking our time fishing and exploring ,we hope to spend a few months in the Sea of Cortez before heading down to Panama . From there to the Galapagos Islands and our Pacific Ocean crossing in February of 2011 to the Marquesas and from there who knows with our final destination Cape Town South Africa