Greater Sydney - Exploring a New Home?

Sporty-trendy-beach Manly, old-welath-Mosman, Zoo with a view and sailing to the Harbour Bridge: it got intense. Not only mind blowing urbanity, an incredible number of sails on a workday, exciting views, but also a good bye ahead stirred our emotions.

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Along the Gold Coast and Towards Sydney

Meandering to the Gold Coast and fast sailing farther south we explore the eastern Australian coast. As along the US west coast, bars need to be crossed. Once inside, we walk forests and small cities - and occasionally enjoy the usual latte.

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Brisbane - Stunning Urban Living

After the loneliness of passage and the remote pacific islands Brisbane takes us in completely. But not only because of the circumstances: it's just a wonderful modern city.

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Heading Down Under

Potentially the last passge brings us swiftly from Fiji to Brisbane. However, we suffer autopilot damage and in turn hand steer the boat 24h a day ... We are glad to arrive quickly and appreciate Jade Akka even more.

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Fiji - Last Paradise?

The last of the three - Polynesia, Tonga, now Fiji. Before the journey turns south into colder climates we enjoy more scenic beaches, steep reefs, big fish like manta rays and local hospitality

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Preparing the Jump

Sailing across the Pacific motivated us to prepare extra well. Everything needs to work: from water to sails, from engine to communications, many many systems and items need to be ready. And last but not least: shopping food for a few months travelling!

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Work, Family and Easter Holidays

After an intense maintenance schedule we go sailing with Matthias, Susanna and Georgia. The beaches and the bright sun pay back for all our days of work - for Susanna and Matthias it's exactly the same: a short easter break from their challenging jobs.

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La Paz

Exploring the lovely La Paz city and it's surrounding islands. Wonderful beaches, colorful bays, turtles, fish etc including kajaking & short hike

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Into Baja Sur

Baja Sur brought us new friends, amazing food & two very special guests. Besides very scenic remote island walks with elephant seal sights

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Towards LA

First steps on the way - and back - and back out again. Nice sailing, more and more southernly looking landscape. And finally we made it in time to LA

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San Francisco & Yosemite

Working hard, exploring intensively & relaxing joyfully. San Francisco and the Bay Area are our home for a few weeks. We fix a broken halyard, observe wonderful sunsets, explore Yosemite and enjoy a few days of rest.

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Orcas Hunting & Clearance

Back into the US, we observe orcas hunting from our down-town Port Angeles anchorage. Now we are under way towards Seattle - taking it easy as we wait for parts to beautify Jade Akka

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