I've Been Thinking...

 

 

Living this kind of life means you get plenty of time to ponder on stuff. Some of it’s big stuff (like the meaning of life), and some of it’s not so big
(like how to convince your wife to go cruising). None the less, this is where you’ll find our rants and ramblings about what we’ve been thinking about
lately. Feel free to comment and join the conversation.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

The nature of our ministry means we get to anchor our boat all over the South Pacific. Depending on the weather conditions, sometimes the anchorages are a bit rough and you get a noisy sea swell slapping on the side of the boat. If we anchor close to a town wall or marina, you can often hear music coming from a local restaurant

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.

Clearing the Anchor Chain

Clearing the Anchor Chain

Whenever we’re about to head out from a bay, Rob and I have specific jobs. He gets the sail cover off, hoists the dinghy and sets all the lines in all the right places. I make sure that everything inside is safely stowed and all the hatches are closed. When it comes to lifting the anchor, Rob sits on the helm and I set the anchor winch in motion from the bow.

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...

Keeping Calm in Times of Change

Keeping Calm in Times of Change

It’s been 4 years since we started to seriously think about selling up and going cruising. It’s been a year since we bought Hapai and 6 months since we got official live aboard status. While the set-sail date in May marks a major milestone in our journey, so much...