Namani at Sea

The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani

27 September 2013 | Ile des Pines, New Caledonia
12 September 2013 | S22-08 W167-14
07 September 2013 | Port Vila, Efate
05 September 2013 | Port Vila, Efate
02 September 2013 | Anchored in Dillon's Bay, off the island of Erromango
27 August 2013 | Anchored in Port Resolution, off the island of Tanna
24 August 2013 | S20-08 W169-47
17 August 2013 | Anchored off Anatom Island in Vanuatu
15 August 2013 | S19-55 W171-38
13 August 2013 | S18-18 W175-52
05 August 2013 | Anchored off Waya Island
03 August 2013 | Anchored in the
02 August 2013 | Anchored in the
27 July 2013 | Anchored off Volivoli Point, Viti Levu
23 July 2013 | Anchored off Naingani, off the east coast of Viti Levu
12 July 2013 | Anchored off Daliconi, Vanua Mbalava, Northern Lau Group
29 June 2013 | Anchored in Fulanga, southern Lau Group
28 June 2013 | S18-40 W178-55
26 June 2013 | Anchored off the NW end of Taveuni

The blog has moved to

29 July 2014
We have moved our blog to, where you will also find all the old posts that were previously hosted here at Sailblogs. We'll keep Namani's Sailblogs page up for a while until we have cleaned up back links at the new location. Meanwhile new posts will only appear on

PS: The picture above shows the 40 or so most frequent words from blog posts during four years of living aboard Namani (courtesy of

The backshore of Peaks Island...

30 June 2014 | Peaks Island, ME
Flying home the long way
... is a special place to us. Years ago we've sat here many times, dreaming about sailing away (Nana probably as long as she can remember). Now Peaks has become both, the destination for our first Transatlantic cruise and the departure point for our more recent "Pacific Interlude". We're back where we started almost three years ago and watching the setting sun reflect off the cliff on Cushing Island from the backshore is still a special treat ;-)

Between reuniting with family and the soccer world cup our first two weeks here seem to have passed in no time. We'll be on Peaks until the end of July, trying to finish a few of the projects we have started while living on Namani before a work schedule will make this a luxury again. We're no longer "traveling aboard" as the subtitle to this blog suggests but it still feels like these last weeks belong to "the trip". Hence we may post a few more updates before this blog goes dormant (or we can resurrect it in some other form).

Back at 41N 74W...

10 June 2014 | Tarrytown, NY
Flying home the long way
Eastbound itinerary

We're back on the US Coast now, about a month after we left Namani and Australia in early May. We had a wonderful trip back with a few stops to see many old (and some new) friends along the way. Many thanks Margaret and Steve; Fenny, Howe and Elizabeth; Ken and Sylvia; Catherine and Chris; Sheila, Bill and Cecille; Sabina, Graham, Ethan and Lynden; Laura, Gary, Aiden, Gerda and Jack - it's been wonderful seeing you - you have all spoiled us with your hospitality!

We'll head up to Maine later this week - back to where we started this trip in September 2011.
Vessel Name: Namani
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour 35
Crew: Nana, Markus and Nick
About: A family of three on a cruise from the US East Coast to Australia