Barefoot Landing

  Cruising up the Intracoastal Waterway in the spring of 2015 aboard AVATAR, we were forced to take shelter at a marina as Tropical Storm Ana, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, worked Read More …

Side Trip to Iceland

NEW FEATURE: After years of promising myself I would create a collection of books commemorating each of our many adventures aboard AVATAR, I have finally found a medium that suits my needs. ICELAND is the first Read More …

Waiting For Ana

  We’ve been meandering our way north at what feels like an excruciatingly slow place, and currently we’re tied to a dock at Barefoot Landing Marina in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Which, if you check Read More …

Reminiscing in Florida

We’re trying a new style of cruising this year. In the past we made on average three trips a year to AVATAR, staying on board for 4-6 weeks each time. But this year Mike, having ‘flunked’ Read More …

Happy 5th Anniversary to AVATAR

  We are currently celebrating our 5th anniversary cruising aboard AVATAR since launching in New Zealand spring of 2010! At the moment we’re sailing up the east coast of the U.S. and, as usual, attracting a Read More …

Memories from Vanuatu

In our years of cruising to small out-of-the-way Pacific island nations, we have accumulated fond memories of places that many Americans barely know exist. When these small countries suffer a disaster, we always want to help out Read More …