Pre-departure impressions

Nervous like a university student before a big exam, or more accurately thrilled yet dreading THE moment, as things are set in motion and I’m about to give birth to a life-long dream. I’ve done the antenatal classes, gathered advice from everyone who’s done it before, and yet, I am bereft before leaping into myContinue reading “Pre-departure impressions”

Impressions avant le départ

Nerveuse comme une étudiante avant un examen important, ou plus exactement excitée mais redoutant LE moment où les choses se mettent en place et où je suis sur le point de donner naissance au rêve de toute une vie. J’ai suivi les classes antenatales, j’ai recueilli les conseils de tous ceux qui l’ont fait avantContinue reading “Impressions avant le départ”

Sun kissed for 31 days (part II)

12 January: Kahangaro, Cavalli Islands Departing from the idyllic Okahu Passage is not an easy thing, but we’ve been promised wonders in the Cavalli Island and the much praised Whangaroa harbour, so, as soon as we’re up, we hoist the sails to venture further up North, and when the Cavalli Islands are in sight, weContinue reading “Sun kissed for 31 days (part II)”

Sun kissed for 31 days (part I)

Memories of bliss times on the water slowly recede, while the tide brings back the daily routine of land-bound life. Let my heart not sink but stay buoyant, by recalling the vivid impressions of heightened senses, absence of commitments, and communion with nature. 500 miles, 34 anchorages, 12 islands, 7 hikes, 1 night navigation, 1Continue reading “Sun kissed for 31 days (part I)”