Namani at Sea

The travels of Nana, Markus and Nick aboard Namani

22 December 2012 | Tied up at Westhaven Marina, Auckland, NZ
21 December 2012 | Anchored off Rakino Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
21 December 2012 | Anchored off Rakino Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
20 December 2012 | Anchored of Tiritiri Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
17 December 2012 | Anchored in Kiwiriki Bay, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
16 December 2012 | Anchored off Scallop Beach, Great Mercury Island, New Zealand
12 December 2012 | Anchored in Peachgrove Bay, Great Mercury Island, New Zealand
10 December 2012 | Anchored in Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
10 December 2012 | Anchored in Tutukaka Harbour, New Zealand
09 December 2012 | Anchored in Whangamumu Harbour, New Zealand
08 December 2012 | Anchored Urupukapuka Bay, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
01 December 2012 | Anchored off Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
23 November 2012 | Tied up at the Q dock at Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
22 November 2012 | En route between Minerva Reef and New Zealand
20 November 2012 | En route between Minerva Reef and New Zealand
20 November 2012 | En route between Minerva Reef and New Zealand
19 November 2012 | En route between Minerva Reef and New Zealand
18 November 2012 | Becalmed between Minerva Reef and New Zealand
17 November 2012 | Under way from Minerva Reef to Opua, NZ

The blog has moved to Namaniatsea.org

29 July 2014
We have moved our blog to Namaniatsea.org, 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 Namaniatsea.org.

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

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
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