Sunday, November 6, 2016

On Our Way to New Zealand

We departed Fiji on Sunday(Saturday in the states) and are steaming toward Opua, New Zealand.
It has been mostly motoring(expected) and will be for the first couple of days. Then we will time our arrival into NZ between weather systems that are so common down there.

We departed with our buddy boat "Learnativity
" with Wayne and Christine aboard and have been in sight of each other so far.
We are about 20 degeers 31 minutes South, 175 degrees 43 minutes East.

Chuck & Lauri

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New Video

Okay, not so new, this is from Tonga, August 2015. I just got around to finishing it.
Still a lot more video/pictures to process, tough to do when I'm lazy and enjoy relaxing.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Video

We are anchored at Taveuni Island, Fiji.
Took a day trip with our friends Malcolm, Dina and Zophia from s/v Good As Gold to waterfalls and natural waterslide.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New Video Page

I added a link on the right to video page....
We are currently back in Majuro, doing necessary repairs and provisioning for our trip south to Fiji. Hope to be underway in a week or two.

Friday, April 8, 2016


A couple of milestones; we passed the 10,000 miles traveled since Long Beach and have been "off the grid" for over a year since leaving Mexico. Have not been plugged into power or water so we make our own electricity from solar or diesel generator when there is not enough sun. We desalinate seawater for fresh water.
We are currently anchored at Rongerik Atoll, an uninhabited atoll, beautiful, been out for five weeks now, have visited several atolls, seen lot's of interesting things, amazing sea life, WWII remnants, including a crashed Japanese Zero fighter and sunken ships and have met some local inhabitants, interacted with them, even took a ride on a sailing canoe.
Our plan is to be out for a couple more weeks, next stop Bikini Atoll....Yes where the hydrogen bombs where tested, break out the lead undies....oh wait a minute, we're already sterile, no worries!
Should be back in Majuro(civilization) in two to three weeks, will have internet again and will try to update blog with pictures.
Ciao for now.

Monday, February 29, 2016


I know, I updates.
We have been lazily hanging out at the Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
With a U.S. post office here, we have ordered many, many items for us, and to replace/upgrade electronics etc. on the boat. There are a couple of real nice hardware stores too, so spending money isn't a problem.
There are other cruisers here, so a social scene at the main island and a real nice anchorage just 5 miles away for solitude.
We plan on leaving in two days for a six to eight week tour of some atolls north of here, Maloelap will be our first stop. Real nice snorkeling there.
We will try and catch this blog up to us..........we have internet here, just need to find the time..ha!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dichroic Glass Pendants!

New Dichroic Glass Pendants available on Lauri's Jewelry page. These pendants are one of a kind, fired on the boat using solar power! Go to my page to see what is available! You will need to page down a little bit.