Riding the Storm

Riding the Storm

Ask any sailor and they’ll tell you that changing weather conditions are a big headache, especially on a long passage. Most skippers embarking on a journey will research various forecasts and cross-match the information to get an accurate picture of what lays ahead....
Gifts to Take While Cruising

Gifts to Take While Cruising

We know that many cruisers like to give gifts to people they meet along the way and most communities are incredibly grateful for the support they receive from visiting cruisers. That said, not all gifts are necessarily useful and often what we perceive to be everyday...
Consider It Pure Joy

Consider It Pure Joy

When James wrote “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2), I’m pretty sure he was writing to me. After nearly 11 weeks on the hard, we’ve had one trial after another and it’s safe to say I’m almost done. What...
Surviving Sea Sickness

Surviving Sea Sickness

There are two types of people in this world; the type who get chronically seasick and the type who don’t. Unfortunately, I fall into the first camp and have been known to get seasick without even leaving the marina. Until recently I relied on seasick remedies for...
Finding the Perfect Boat for Us

Finding the Perfect Boat for Us

If there’s one thing I know for sure, there’s no such thing as the perfect boat – but there is such a thing as the perfect boat for you. Hapai is the perfect boat for us. Going into this journey we knew that finding our perfect boat was going to take some time,...