Author Archives: Nick

Two Words a Day

I’ve been putting this post off. So much has happened since our last update (about our passage to New Zealand in November 2012), and I couldn’t think of a good way to explain it all. After much procrastination, I decided … Continue reading

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Alone in Fakarava

One month ago today, I hitched a ride with Alex and Dave Green to the airport. The town of Rotoava only has one flight a day and the airport is outside of the town of 500 people, so a ride … Continue reading

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Goat

Alex and I are just getting ready to dinghy to shore when we see a powerboat approaching. Four guys are packed in the small yellow craft which is followed closely by an outrigger canoe with an outboard engine strapped to … Continue reading

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Island Bound

After our first provisioning run, we returned to the boat, dug deep into lockers we never touch, and pulled every scrap of food we own outside into the cockpit. Each item was added it to an inventory list, grouped with … Continue reading

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Pirate Attacks and Boobies

As we drew closer to the island, it became clear that the black haze hovering over Isla Isabel wasn’t smoke or clouds, but an insanely dense flock of frigate birds. A few minutes later, Linus spotted a spout in the … Continue reading

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Phil Collins

There’s something you should know about us. We are slaves to tradition. “A tradition is a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present, with origins in the past.”, is how wikipedia defines it … Continue reading

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Painted Cave

They’re all yelling at me. I backpaddle, trying to decide what to do next, but the white noise caused by hundreds of voices screaming together prevents me from sorting anything out. More out of desperation than anything, I yell at … Continue reading

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Sendoff

Somehow it didn’t feel real till the goodbyes started. 6 years ago Alex and I sat on a beach in Croatia watching cruising boats go wherever they pleased. 3 years ago I left for Korea with the intention of saving … Continue reading

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Anchoring at China Camp

We’ve caught a lot of flack recently from family and friends who are concerned our blog seems to indicate that our boat is falling apart. ¬†This concern is understandable from most, but old salts know that time spent on a … Continue reading

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Diesel Repair

Having recently taken a marine diesel repair course, I figured it was about time to do some much needed maintenance on our backup propulsion source.¬† The class I took was great, if only because the teacher, Hans, drilled into us … Continue reading

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