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  • Leaving Australia

    Leaving Australia

    Relatively few pleasure craft clear out of Australia at Dampier—we didn’t know of any that had. For us, ...
  • Diesel engine underload

    Diesel engine underload

    We’ll be running our main engine at fairly low load for several weeks while we cross the Indian Ocean. Since ...
  • The parrot threat

    The parrot threat

    Before we left Seattle, a friend with a strong South African accent asked if we were worried about the parrots. ...
  • Darwin to Dampier

    Darwin to Dampier

    After leaving Darwin, we ran 1,000nm south to Dampier, where we planned to exit Australia for the 3,000-mile Indian ...
  • Darwin week 5

    Darwin week 5

    Our third road trip after Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks was to Northline Speedway to take in the sprint car ...
  • Communications at Sea

    Communications at Sea

    We live in a connected world and yet, on a boat, connectivity remains a real challenge. Since I work full time ...
  • Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park

    World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is known for incredible natural beauty and impressive rock paintings. ...
  • Litchfield National Park

    Litchfield National Park

    The Litchfield National Park boundary is about 70 miles (114km) from Darwin and takes just over an hour to reach. ...
  • Darwin weeks 2-4

    Darwin weeks 2-4

    A few days after we arrived back in Darwin, James returned to Seattle for three action-packed weeks back at work. ...
  • Darwin week 1

    Darwin week 1

    After five weeks in the Kimberley, we returned to Darwin for James to make a three-week trip to the US. You might ...
  • Visas

    Visas

    We’ve had a few questions about which countries we needed visas for, and how we were able to stay so long in ...
  • Drysdale River

    Drysdale River

    The Drysdale River has several miles of sandbars to negotiate, and isn’t considered as scenic as some of the ...
  • Shelter Bay to Freshwater Bay

    Shelter Bay to Freshwater Bay

    Shelter Bay was featured in the Nordhavn 2012 calender with Rick MacClure‘s photo of Nordhavn 55 Skie. When ...
  • Wilson Point to Murrara Island

    Wilson Point to Murrara Island

    Montgomery Reef was the last major Kimberley highlight on our list. From there, we returned back east towards ...
  • Montgomery Reef

    Montgomery Reef

    The tidal phenomena at Montgomery Reef is a product of the region’s extreme tidal exchanges. The 154 sq mi ...
  • Doubtful Bay

    Doubtful Bay

    Doubtful Bay has several attractions, including impressive rock paintings, dramatic scenery and waterfalls. We ran ...