Day 0 of NZ Lockdown on a 12m boat
Family impressions (part 2/2) Azur & Zephyr busy reading while we're sailing And what about us, the parents? What is our take on this new lifestyle? Thomas He's a natural, he's been drawn to the sea his whole life, so, one might say he's like a fish in the water! Being on a boat, stepping … Continue reading Serendipity galore
Family impressions (part 1/2) One month in. Time to reflect: How is the family rating their new life aboard?To get a qualitative answer to this, I asked each one of us to come up with our top likes and dislikes. The first answer I got from Azur, was “But there is nothing that I don’t … Continue reading Floor is lava in 3, 2, 1, 0!
Blessing ceremony family picture At 8 am on Sunday the 13th, at high tide, after a full-moon night, our dear friend Naomi rocked up all dressed up with orchids and hibiscus flowers around her neck and arms ready to lead Obelix’ blessing ceremony. We showed her and Dave around, had a quick chat, and finished … Continue reading Happy Bday Obelix!
With a Margaux, Château Marquis De Terme, which was waiting all those years for the right occasion... First cruise on Obelix as a family, just the four of us, for the pleasure.First time without having to go all the way to the marina toilets to pooh.First time communicating on the VHF with another boat ("Cirrus, … Continue reading Celebrating Obelix first times
Two months after patiently checking the weather forecast every day on various websites, Thomas has finally spotted a fine weather window last week, quickly gathered a crew, found someone to drive them to Whangarei, and organised everything to attempt the voyage for the second time last Saturday 17 August. As a cautious skipper, he minimised … Continue reading Obelix now in Bayswater!!!