SV WHISKEY JACK

Canadian family circumnavigating full time aboard a 2001 Leopard 45.

Reeeee-fit

At some point in the last two years Jeff and I realized that we are full time cruisers. Our original plan had been to sail Whiskey Jack from Australia to South East Asia and see if we wanted to continue. In Thailand we were keen to keep cruising and so we...

100 Days of Lockdown in the Maldives Part 3 of 3

Team Uligan

Cruisers in general are very independent. We alone are responsible for the safety of our yacht and crew. We usually carry 3-6 months of dry provisions. We generate our own power, make our own water and are very familiar with living...

100 Days of Lockdown in the Maldives Part 2 of 3

We settled into a routine for the three months we spent anchored in Northern Maldives during lockdown.

A normal day was a few hours of homeschool followed by an afternoon of playing on the reef with friends. We caught lobster from the deep...

100 Days of Lockdown in the Maldives Part 1 of 3

I have fond memories of our time in the Maldives. We were shoved into lockdown with 13 other boats and although we never stepped foot on land nor interacted with any local Maldivians or cruised the beautiful islands, we shared a rich experience and made...

Safaris & Surf in Sri Lanka

We arrived in Galle Sri Lanka on March 4th 2000. Galle is a city on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s known for Galle Fort, the fortified old city founded by Portuguese colonists in the 16th century. Beautiful stone sea walls surround ancient walking...

Lightening Strike

Rockstar has been on vacation at Paradise Village Marina for the last year, soaking up the sun and the Mexican culture.
We were quite jealous until we discovered she had been hit by lightening, probably during one of the crazy summer storms.

Paradise Village

We are moored at the dock in Paradise Village - it feels like home because we spent so much time here in 2010 after the '09 Baja Ha Ha. We have spent the weekend relaxing, eating, reading and watching the sailors on all the boats around us knock off boat...

Yelapa

Friday morning we took a bunch of people out on the boat to Yelapa. It took a couple of hours to motor across Banderas Bay and the swell made us all a bit queasy but it was worth it. We were guided in by Big Bully a local panga who handed us a mooring about 15...

Devons Wedding

We are back on the boat after several fun days up in Bucerais at the Royal Decameron Resort with our friends. We had a fun beach day in Salyalita (drinking and shopping is a fantastic past time especially when there are 30 friends and the vendors do all the...

Fun in PV

Ive had a fun couple of days hanging out with Sabrina and Carden has had a great time playing with Ben and Maya. We went for an early dinner at a great little restaurant that has a play area in the courtyard; something so simple to keep the kids occupied and...