Lucky Fish

the adventure has begun

25 September 2016 | Thousand Oaks, CA
21 September 2016 | Onward, CA
10 September 2016 | Indianapolis, IN
31 July 2016 | Vacaville, CA
07 July 2016 | Oxnard, CA
23 June 2016 | En route to Las Vegas and home
21 June 2016 | Denver, CO
19 June 2016 | Telluride, CO
18 June 2016 | Telluride, CO
16 June 2016 | Monument Valley, Utah
08 June 2016 | Kauai
05 June 2016 | Kauai
04 June 2016 | Kauai
02 June 2016 | Kauai, HI
22 April 2016 | Punta Final, Baja
21 April 2016 | San Felipe, Baja
20 April 2016 | Ensenada, Mexico
19 April 2016 | Encinitas, CA
18 April 2016 | Disneyland, CA
31 March 2016 | Oxnard, Ca

So sweet!

25 September 2016 | Thousand Oaks, CA
Our little Heidi is two today...
and she's as sweet as the icing was on the cake...
in fact, she is the icing on the cake in Nev's world!!
In the words of her mama:
she's sassy and smiley
she's fearless and feisty
she's silly and stubborn
she's adventurous and crazy
she's ours and we love her
and we had fun celebrating her uniqueness today!
Happy birthday sweet Heidi Love xoxo

A mighty fine nine!

21 September 2016 | Onward, CA
Today we celebrated our first date nine years ago.
Today we reminisced about the time and the times we've shared in those nine.
The words that rhyme with nine are so perfect for this anniversary:
fine... its been a mighty fine time
wine... we've shared many a good bottle together
mine... we belong together, we're better that way
dine... he cooked for me on that first date
pine... I still do when we're apart too long
vine... we're growing stronger every year!
I know 10 is a biggie but I like nine!
And I love you my honey...
thank you for being my number 1!!

Beautiful Brigitte.

10 September 2016 | Indianapolis, IN
Brigitte is Christopher's new baby: a BMW M4 with competition package (rims and exhaust). He commissioned her in Munich and he and Allison flew over to Germany in June to accept delivery and enjoy her in Europe for 2 weeks before having her shipped back to her home in Indianapolis, IN.
She arrived home about two weeks ago and I couldn't wait to take a spin in his dream...
So I flew out this weekend and soaked myself in her leathery smell and powerful engine and noisy revs...
and Christopher's ear to ear grins!!!
She's beautiful.
Her personalized plates are still under discussion...
My favorite is one of Allison's creations:
Such fun when dreams come true! Congrats my boy.

Pure joy!

31 July 2016 | Vacaville, CA
She is loved so much already!
I read this poem a father had written for his daughter's arrival (Love Warrior by Glennon D Melton) and I wanted to copy it here because it is my sentiment exactly!
"It really wasn't
a cry
That first noise
It was a fanfare
Announcing a marvel
That will never
There are no satin sheets
There are no handmaidens
No emissaries with jewels
No trumpets or announcements
Where are they?!
Don't they know what
happened here?!
A princess has arrived."
I got the call on Saturday afternoon to say Candace's waters had broken. Said goodbye to my honey, hopped into my car (my suitcase had been packed for a while!) and drove up to Vacaville like the wind along the 5 without Nev glancing over my shoulder commenting on my speed!
Lily Abigail arrived the next morning (on her due date) weighing in at 6lbs 8ozs with a head of dark hair and a frown, and she stole our hearts in the split second after her safe delivery!
Pure joy!
So happy for you Ste and Candace
and so happy for us too!
can't wait to grow old with her...

The complete JURNEE.

07 July 2016 | Oxnard, CA
We were nervous as we drove up to Vacaville...
excited to be seeing Stephen and Candace but nervous about picking up our camper...
the part that would make JURNEE complete.
We had ordered it a long time ago, it seemed...
would it be everything we had dreamed about?
Had we made good choices??
The team at Four Wheel Campers welcomed us warmly and made us comfy as they walked us through the steps of "installation day", collected our final due balance and had us sign the paperwork.
And then we waited, peeping into the warehouse every now and then where JURNEE was being transformed.
Finally she was ready and we were called in to see her...
our new adventure had been fully assembled and she looked gorgeous!
We were tickled pink...
and the guys loved her name!
We spent our first night in the Sequoias with Joshie...
the first of many...
and we know we're lucky fish.
Can't wait for her extra strong springs to be installed so that we can take off!!

Grumpingly gorgeous!

23 June 2016 | En route to Las Vegas and home
Nev grumped a lot on our way home!
We went an extra 4 hours out of the way to see sights he didn't think he needed to see.
It was hot, hot, hot in our non-air conditioned DAZI as we crossed UT, AZ and NV... the temp inside our car right now is 116 degrees!! The rangers at Horseshoe Bend told us the sand was registering 148 degrees and nobody was allowed on the trail without closed shoes and a full bottle of water!
But he did admit, in the end, grumpingly, that the Arches in Moab,UT, and Horseshoe Bend just outside Page, AZ, were gorgeous...
And our air conditioned hotel room in Vegas is screaming at us over the hot miles we have left to cover ☀️☀️☀️☀️
Go DAZI, go!
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