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27 January 2008 | Exumas, Bahamas
27 January 2008 | Exumas, Bahamas

Back in the blog saddle

18 November 2015
This blog was born in 2008 and that's pretty much where it stayed :-) We kept a web site going, however, when we sold Ohana it went with it along with a bunch of writing. Oh well. Last May we found ourselves with Ohana II and one day I was digging around the dusty corners of the internet and discovered this little guy still existed so decided to resuscitate it :-) Welcome.

We've been using Facebook (Ohana Charters) as a bit of a journal aboard Ohana II which works but would like to be a little more organized with this part of our lives and sharing the experience of sailing. We're not the first and won't be the last. The places we've visited and will visit have been well trod.

There is a certain rhythm to travelogues, the characters change but the scene stays the same as the memories pile up. Places like Nantucket, Norman's Cay, Cane Garden Bay, Colon, Atuona, Bora Bora, Suwarrow, Nukuloafa, Opua and others. We get to read of adventures past, make our own and help those following us. I guess that's part of the point of sharing. To inspire those who dream it to do it.

For example I was reading Robert Louis Stevenson while at anchor (speaking of Atuona) in the Marquesas. As he described where the Casco was anchored I looked around and came to the realization that we were anchored in just about the exact same spot he was in 1888. All came alive.

So I hope you enjoy what posts and pics we put up. I'll address a bit of our history in our next installment.
Vessel Name: Ohana II
Vessel Make/Model: Hunter Legend 40.5
Hailing Port: Anchorage, Alaska
Crew: Paul, Becky, Madison and Kelsey
Started this back in 2008 and abandoned quickly for other options. Time has gone by and we're back! After many adventures across the Caribbean and Pacific aboard Ohana we are back on it aboard Ohana II. The idea was to find a simple inexpensive boat that Madison and Kelsey could sail. [...]
Ohana II's Photos - Main
These are some photos that accompany the article of how we handled finances while cruising.
7 Photos
Created 25 September 2023
21 Photos
Created 27 March 2016
Just pics of great evenings with great friends.
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Created 12 February 2016
Some basic pics of her interior et al.
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Created 3 February 2016
A few pics of our first family catamaran that we owned and loved for a decade.
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Created 2 February 2016
Round two with our Kelsey! She got the best of New England!
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Created 21 January 2016
Highlights from 40 days sailing with our oldest daughter Madison Anne. Check out her blog at:
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Created 14 November 2015