Flight of Aghavni

a Topjian family traveling journey


Almost done with our move from Aghavni to In the Mood! Girls took a break to make lunch while we continue packing and carting over all our stuff. We are so blessed to have the two boats side by side to make the transition. Certainly sad to think about leaving...

Yo Adrian!

Proud of team PFC (Paihia Football Club) for a strong season and good effort this year! It was a pleasure to play with you all and I enjoyed every minute!

We were outplayed in today's pivotal game for first place in the league and unfortunately...

The fun begins...

Starting from scratch to inventory all new systems, parts, and spares. A true go-anywhere cruising vessel must be largely self-reliant and prepared for long distances between chandleries and maintenance resources. In the cruising world, we usually say that...

Pinewood Recap

We had posted some photos from a pinewood derby-esque event we had some time ago in lockdown. Friends on S/V Archer recently made this video to memorialize the event. Shout out to Seth for the great videos as always! Enjoy:

To be or not to be

Impromptu poetry competition in the marina lounge today. Nice job kids! Thanks to the esteemed panel of judges who gave lovely compliments and constructive feedback.

Kissing Cousins

We picked up the new boat in Auckland and delivered get to Opua Marina we have two weeks to transition and switch our personal belongings. The fun has begun! Here is a great photo of the two vessels side-by-side. It really puts the volume into perspective!

In The Mood

So....as one does during lockdown, we kept busy on tracking international boats for sale. It just so happens that there was a larger Oyster sailboat in Auckland and the owner was willing to consider a boat trade! So, long story short (we have been going back...

Big News!

We have a tremendous blessing to share that we have recently purchased a new boat! After much thought and deliberation, we decided that a larger boat would greatly help with the space constraints we were facing as a growing family.

As the...

Dock Shot

Showing a dock shot taken at our slip which has been home base for the past few winter months. It is really a lovely location at the end of the pier and we are fortunate that our neighbor, Viking sportfisher, Ata Rangi (+/-90 ft) is currently in Auckland for...

Joyful Noise

Choir girls blessed to enjoy their new robes this Sunday!