Zen - family cruising catamaran

Family of 4 sailing from New England to Auckland, New Zealand '08-'10

26 August 2010 | Portsmouth, Rhode Island
27 April 2010 | Rhode Island
05 April 2010 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
24 March 2010 | Portsmouth, RI
19 February 2010 | middle of Pacific Ocean
12 February 2010 | Waiheke Island, NZ
08 February 2010 | Auckland, New Zealand
30 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
26 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
22 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
20 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
17 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
14 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
08 January 2010 | Los Angeles, CA
07 January 2010 | Newark International Airport
27 December 2009 | Rhode Island, USA
10 December 2009 | New Delhi, India
02 December 2009 | South Island, NZ
13 November 2009 | Whangarei, New Zealand
10 November 2009 | Opua and Kerikeri, New Zealand

Bangkok and New Delhi

10 December 2009 | New Delhi, India
Our catamaran, Zen, has been left in the fine and capable hands of New Zealand maritime specialists at Friendship Yachts in Whangarei. Her mini-makeover is almost complete. For the holidays, we detached ourselves from our home down under, and began moving towards our US homeland. Never able to do anything the easy way, we set off on an adventure of heritage. Instead of flying back over the Pacific, we opted to travel westward, by way of India, to allow Cammi and Cole the special opportunity of meeting their first cousins, aunts and uncles in New Delhi. Plus, my cousin was getting married...big fat Indian wedding! Oh yes, we'll go west for sure. But, it wasn't in our predetermined fate to be there for the ceremony. In Bangkok, we were halted at the gate upon check-in for lack of valid Indian tourist Visas. Of course, it was Friday afternoon and everything was already closed for the weekend. Burgess family settled in for a few days in Bangkok to await the opening of the Indian Embassy. It started as a disappointing delay, but quickly evolved into a welcomed adventure, including traditional dance, foods, river tours, market photo opps, and did I mention food? On Monday morning, we went from Indian Embassy to American Embassy back to Indian Embassy and finally to the airport without a minute to spare.

New Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal) and my family welcomed us with open arms and wide smiles. This is my 4th visit to India, but Tom, Cammi and Cole's premier. So far, it has proved to be everything they dreamed it would be and much more. I know my dad is looking down at us and bursting with joy, seeing heritage, family ties, and rituals transferred to the next generation. What a life-long gift this journey has been.
Vessel Name: Zen
Vessel Make/Model: Atlantic 48' catamaran
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Tom, Monique and Kids
Tom, Monique, Cammi, and Cole. Tom is the CEO/Founder for a high-tech advertising firm, which he just sold to a large US media company, giving us the ability to set sail. [...]
Eight years ago, we sold our advertising company, and left terra firma on our monohull, "Uliad", for a family cruise. As soon as we returned to land, immediately we started planning our 2nd cruise. Here's the continuation of our journey, except this time the kids are active crew members, [...]
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Zen's Photos - s/v Zen - family cruising catamaran (Main)
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82 Photos
Created 14 January 2010
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November 2007 - Tom, John and Scott
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American Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands in 2007
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