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 …

Hello Caribbean, Goodbye Pacific!

Hello Caribbean! We cleared the last lock of the Panama Canal yesterday early afternoon and we’ve officially arrived in Atlantic waters. Goodbye Pacific Ocean! Our entire cruising career has been spent in the Pacific’s blue waters Read More …