|Female whale slapping her pectoral fins signaling she may be ready to mate.|
Friday, September 13, 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
|After finding out Rich is American one of the girls innocently asked if he knew "Sharon, from the Peace Corps?"|
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Minerva Reefs are one of our all-time favorite places. They are two submerged atolls hundreds of miles away from anywhere. The only way to visit them is on a private yacht.
|Drone photo of Minerva South "West Lagoon"|
Thursday, June 13, 2019
We untied our lines at 10 AM on June 13. It was a beautiful sunny day and as we went down the Marsden Cove marina channel the Whangarei heads were straight ahead, with a layer of misty clouds passing over them.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Last weekend we had some very special guests from the US. When we were home at the holidays I was catching up on months of accumulated mail and came across the newsletter from my college fraternity. An article about an undergraduate brother studying in Auckland caught my eye.
|Andy & Victoria|
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Yesterday was one one my best days since we've been back in New Zealand. Why, you ask? Because we met a great guy named Marijn [ma-rain] who struck up a conversation with Rich the other day. Marijn came by the next day to talk "techno-geek" with Rich about navigation tools.
|Anna! Look at that cute face!|
Monday, April 29, 2019
We applied our graphics and lettering! It is a simple thing but one that has big impact in my opinion. I'm excited about it. The old lettering was faded so it was time to replace it. We spent a lot of time
|The Big Reveal!|
Friday, April 19, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
We've been back in New Zealand for a month working on our boat. It is sitting at the same boatyard in the exact location where it was last year. We are close to finishing the projects that must be done here in the yard. When it's sunny we work on outside projects and when it rains there's plenty to do inside. Here's a few of those we've finished:
|Removing the old length markings|
Saturday, March 2, 2019
On our last weekend in Kansas City we took a quick overnight trip to the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson KS. The Cosmosphere - an internationally-recognized STEM education center and world-renowned, Smithsonian-affiliated museum. It was about a 3 hour drive and we stayed over night at the coolest