Paula and Stephen Pepperell sail the world on their 45' Herreshoff mobjack Ketch 'LONG WHITE CLOUD'. Over the past six years. Long White Cloud has proven to be a fast yet comfortable cruising yacht and is custom built of New Zealand Kauri.

10 October 2009 | Vava'u, Tonga
05 October 2009 | Port Maurelle, Vava'u, Tonga
03 October 2009 | Vava'u, Tonga
31 August 2009 | Vava'u, Tonga
27 August 2009 | Neiafu, Vava'u, Tonga
26 August 2009 | Enroute to Tonga
26 August 2009 | Niue
21 August 2009 | Niue
20 August 2009 | 135miles east of Niue
19 August 2009 | 286 miles east of Niue
18 August 2009 | Passing Palmerston Atoll to Starboard
17 August 2009 | Midway between Bora Bora and Niue
15 August 2009 | At sea
01 August 2009 | French Polynesia
31 July 2009 | Tahaa, French Polynesia
25 July 2009 | Huahine, French Polynesia
24 July 2009 | Huahine, French Polynesia
20 July 2009 | Moorea, French Polynesia
13 July 2009 | Moorea, Tahiti, French Polynesia
23 June 2009 | Moorea, French Polynesia

Our New Life

17 August 2010 | Riverhead, New Zealand
Stephen and I sold LONG WHITE CLOUD on the same day as we purchased one of New Zealand oldest taverns. 'The Riverhead' sits on the upper reaches of the Waitemata Harbour (which is the harbour our largest city, Auckland also shares). We are undertaking a massive redevlopment of the histroric place and hope to bring her back to her former glory. If you are interested in seeing our progress and keeping in touch with us (we would of course love to see you again) check out our facebook page 'The Riverhead'. If you are in Auckland the unique thing about The Riverhead is that it has it's own dock and is Auckland's only riverside tavern. So you might be able to visit by sea. Check out the tides before you come up though because it is tidal.

Kiwi family Christmas

27 December 2009 | Rachel & Stans Place, Helensville
Christmas as it should be. Surrounded by family both old and young, superb fresh food, lots of stunning wine and presents galore. We're glad we are home to share it with the ones we love.

Slotting straight back in....

17 December 2009 | Bayswater
Sorry......We've been rather slack since getting back home. Already our focus has moved from cruising and we're looking at what our next adventure will be here on land. Things are moving fast, we've been extremely busy sorting out our next move and we may have some news of what that might be this side of Christmas....watch this space!!
Vessel Make/Model: 45' Herreshoff, 'Mobjack'
Hailing Port: Auckland, New Zealand
Crew: Stephen & Paula Pepperell
About: After traveling the world for the past 7 years, we have reluctantly decided to sell LONG WHITE CLOUD. She is a competitive racer in Classic Regattas, (read more about our recent win's), she is a comfortable cruising boat and attracts favourable comments everywhere we sail her.
'Having carefully inspected the vessel and her equipment, it is the opinion of this surveyor that this vessel, built to a proven design, with the best quality materials and to the highest standards is a fine example of the boat builders art. The vessel has been extensively sailed while maintained [...]
Home Page: http://longwhitecloud.net.nz


Who: Stephen & Paula Pepperell
Port: Auckland, New Zealand
...it's been an amazing seven years!