January 2012

Christmas in California

Started Circumnavigation of New Zealand

February 2012

Golden Bay and Nelson

Sail to Fiordland - Milford Sound

George Sound

Thompson and Bradshaw Sounds

Doubtful Sound

Route Map 2012

New Photo Gallery: Fiordland Reflection

Dusky Sound and Luncheon Cove Part 1

Dusky Sound and Luncheon Cove Part 2

Breaksea Sound and Broughton Arm


March 2012

Pickersgill Harbour Dusky Sound

Cascade Cove Dusky Sound

Passage to Stewart Island

South Arm, Port Pegasus, Evening Cove

South Arm, Port Pegasus, Boat Harbour Cove

North Arm, Port Pegasus, Ben's Bay

Updated Land Birds of New Zealand

Updated Water Birds of New Zealand

Oban, Stewart Island


Updated Route Map 2012


April 2012



Our trip around New Zealand ends

New Zealand Circumnavigation

Sailing to Fiordland and Stewart Island, what you need for a successful circumnavigation of New Zealand (pdf file)


June 2012

What we do between sailing trips


July 2012

New Zealand to New Caledonia Passage

Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia


August 2012

Aneityum, Vanuatu Revisited

Cultural Tour at Anelacauhat 2012

Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu

Photo Gallery Port Resolution 2012

Jim Goes Back to Work

Yachties, Welcome to Port Resolution

Port Resolution Map and Information

Photo Gallery: Circumcision ceremony in Manuapen

Circumcision Ceremony Manuapen, Vanuatu

Circumcision Ceremony Yakupen, Tanna, Vanuatu

Ikquaramanu Village, Tanna, Vanuatu

John Frum Movement, Sulphur Bay, Tanna, Vanuatu


September 2012

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

Lamen Bay, Epi, Vanuatu

Ranon, Ambrym, Vanuatu

Photo Gallery: Ranon, Ambrym, Vanuatu

Londot Village, Wali Bay, Pentecost, Vanuatu

Chief Molsais, Pentecost, Vanuatu

Loltong, Pentecost, Vanuatu

Pentecost Photo Gallery


October 2012

Welcome to Santo, Aore Resort, Vanuatu

Banks Island Village, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu

Peterson Bay and the Blue Hole, Santo, Vanuatu

WWII Relics, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Santo, Vanuatu - Bundaberg, OZ with a stop at Chesterfield Reefs


December 2012

California for the Holidays


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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

The Sun came up upon the left,
Out of the sea came he!
And he shone bright, and on the right
Went down into the sea.

The moving Moon went up the sky,
And no where did abide:
Softly she was going up,
And a star or two beside.

The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.

Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea!
And never a saint took pity on
My soul in agony.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge