Zen - family cruising catamaran

Family of 4 sailing from New England to Auckland, New Zealand '08-'10

26 August 2010 | Portsmouth, Rhode Island
27 April 2010 | Rhode Island
05 April 2010 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
24 March 2010 | Portsmouth, RI
19 February 2010 | middle of Pacific Ocean
12 February 2010 | Waiheke Island, NZ
08 February 2010 | Auckland, New Zealand
30 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
26 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
22 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
20 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
17 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
14 January 2010 | Whangarei, New Zealand
08 January 2010 | Los Angeles, CA
07 January 2010 | Newark International Airport
27 December 2009 | Rhode Island, USA
10 December 2009 | New Delhi, India
02 December 2009 | South Island, NZ
13 November 2009 | Whangarei, New Zealand
10 November 2009 | Opua and Kerikeri, New Zealand

Plus (Plew) Provisioning!

13 March 2009 | underway
Monique
His teammate stole another lure from us, but this player lost to Team Zen. "Ttttssszzzz" pause. Again, moments later, "Ttttssszzzz". That's the sound of the starboard fishing rod. Like Pavlov's dogs, the sound triggers the mayhem...it's become less frenzied, but it's still a funny sight to behold. Everyone has a job. Someone slows the boat down, another person reels in the rod, another gets the bat (needed to quickly kill the opponent) and the gaff and finally the camera, cutting board and fillet knife. During the first half of the game, the score was Zen 1, Fish 4. Four represents the lures given to Neptune on this passage to the Marquesas. As we enter the 3rd quarter, the score is now Zen 2, Fish 5. Just minutes after discovering another lure was gone on the starboard side, the port fishing rod starts humming. The underdogs were ready. The fight was fought, but in the end, we gained another 3 or 4 meals of fresh tuna. Other than adding "plus (French for 'more') provisioning", we also enjoyed our spinnaker for the first time on this leg. It lasted a few hours, but finally collapsed, and had to be bagged. We are becalmed amidst some doldrums and motoring right now. But motoring has its benefits...like swimming! Stop the boat and jump right into your own backyard. Yes, the Burgess gang swam about 1400 miles from land. Out here the ocean has some funny animals in it, like 18-inch long sea worms, strange looking jelly fish that resemble air bubbles with long bright blue tails, and insects that walk in the top of the water. Wonder what tomorrow will bring.
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Vessel Name: Zen
Vessel Make/Model: Atlantic 48' catamaran
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Tom, Monique and Kids
About:
Tom, Monique, Cammi, and Cole. Tom is the CEO/Founder for a high-tech advertising firm, which he just sold to a large US media company, giving us the ability to set sail. [...]
Extra:
Eight years ago, we sold our advertising company, and left terra firma on our monohull, "Uliad", for a family cruise. As soon as we returned to land, immediately we started planning our 2nd cruise. Here's the continuation of our journey, except this time the kids are active crew members, [...]
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