2013 cruising plan
30 January 2013 | Whangarei, New Zealand
Many of you have asked what our cruising schedule is for this coming year. And some have asked about joining us in some of these locations. So, here is a rough summary of where we are going and when we will be there. Again, I stress the rough summary part. We have learned that many unpredictable things can happen while cruising; such as: something breaks on the boat, weather can hold us somewhere longer than intended, or we just are enjoying ourselves at one island and decide to stay longer..
Mid April-May: Fiji
June: Vanuatu & Solomons
July: Papua/New Guinea
Late-October thru November 2013 Crossing Indian Ocean
November 2013 - February 2014 South Africa
We are really excited about this coming cruising season, with Fiji and Indonesia as our highlight areas. With an exemption for Tom, he's really excited to tour Guadalcanal (Solomon's) for the WW2 history.
We would love any of our family and friends to join us and guarantee you will have a wonderful time. But a couple words of caution before you book those plane tickets. In addition to the above stated caution about timelines; you must also consider you will be cruising on a boat. This is easier than camping, but we feel that if you don't like camping for multiple days without TV, internet, hot showers, etc., then you won't enjoy this. Living on a boat can be rough. In addition, you will be expected to assist with catching and preparing meals, and cleanup as payment, paradise has a fee! Also, for a very long list of reasons we would rather not have guest during any of the crossings.
We have some guests that are going to join us in October, in Thailand, for their honeymoon, but the rest of the time is wide open.
We only guarantee to sail you to remote islands for beach cookouts, fishing, snorkeling and some intense relaxation. Everything else will be played by ear.
If this is something you would like to do, email us and we'll deal with the details then. We look forward to hearing from you.