Keeping Track – Maps

I want to get a page on the blog that will have a map to track our progress. The Navionics app that I had on the iPad for our last coastal trip had a function where I could post our track on to our facebook page – sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. I…

Communications at Sea

In this day of being connected to our mobile phones and internet connections just about everywhere we go, it can feel like you are a bit cut off when you go to sea and suddenly that connectivity disappears! So what are the options? Well actually there are a few: SSB Radio Satellite Technology Some friends…

Communication – Keeping in Touch

I love to keep in touch with people. What is going to be the best way to do this whilst at sea? Technology in this area has come so far in the last five years – think iPhones and iPads – so who knows what will become available over the next five years? I think…

Sailing Books

If like me, you can’t yet be out there actually sailing around the world right now, there are plenty of books to help with your sailing plans and assist to build up your sailing knowledge or are just great armchair adventure sailing books to read while curled up somewhere warm and dry. Books are heavy…

Trading in the Pacific

Many of the Islands in the Pacific don’t have shops, and therefore money isn’t of much use to them. So instead cruisers take various things along to trade with the locals for vegetables, fruit, meat etc. Here are some of the suggestions I have seen on what are valuable things to take to trade: Kids…

Sailing websites that I love

Women and Cruising – a whole wealth of information on their resources page which I will have lots of fun going through: http://www.womenandcruising.com/resources.htm Noonsite – heaps of information about cruising destinations: http://www.noonsite.com/ Predict Wind – fantastic wind forecasting tool: http://www.predictwind.com/ The Boat Galley – great tips on all things boat galley related: http://theboatgalley.com/ Island Cruising Association – islandcruising.co.nz There…

Annual Budget

As I think of things I am going to add them in to here to make up a budget of what we are likely to spend while we are sailing. I have some friends in Asia at the moment and they have also been through the Pacific. They seem to manage to get by on…