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We left California January 2017 for a journey around the world...

It was September 2015 over our random Tuesday Sushi Dinner we fantasized about backpacking together around the world for a year.  To do this we planned to quit our jobs, and rent our home in Encinitas, a small beach town 25 miles North of San Diego.  Over the next two years the plans evolved, and changed, a sailboat was added, and to afford this, we would have to sell our home.

 

It took us just 2 years since the initial idea.  We sold our home, minimized our belongings, bought Aquarius, and finally moved aboard  her on January 28, 2017.  Since then we’ve been living a completely different lifestyle than previously accustomed.  A life on the sea where weather and waves dictate our every move.  That random idea over dinner had become reality.

Current Location:

 Martinique, Caribbean

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       Our Milestones:

  • January 2017 - Moved aboard Aquarius in Martinique. 

  • February 2017 - Added solar, and wind generator, replaced the batteries and standing rigging.  OMG, so much to learn!

  • March 2017 to June 2017 - Sailed Aquarius North to BVI’s then South Trinidad & Tobago to end of Season 1.  We left Aquarius on the hard at Powerboats, in Trinidad to visit family and friends.

  • June 2017 to September 2017 - At Powerboats, we got a new bimini top, covers, bottom paint, and a ton of other work was completed on Aquarius. We also received our new sails in September 2017!!

  • September 2017 to November 2017 - Sailed to Granada, ABC’s, Columbia, and down to Panama.  And destroyed our ballooner sail in the process!

  • December 31, 2018 - Transited Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean. 

  • January 2018 - Got our new Ballooner sail.

  • February 2018 was hit by an MPMA Shipping boat while on a mooring at Balboa Yacht Club in Panama.  The damage was repaired in Flamenco Marina Panama.

  • March 2018 sailed to Salinas Ecuador, then started the Pacific crossing to French Polynesia.

  • March 2018 finished our 21-day Pacific Ocean crossing

  • March 2018 to October 2018 sailed through the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Society Islands, Cooks, Tonga, then down under to New Zealand.  Finished Season 2 with over 10,000 NM sailed!

  • October 2018 - Arrived in New Zealand.

  • October 2018 to January 2019 - Sailed around the Bay of Islands, and then South to Port Whangarei, where put Aquarius on the hard

  • February 2019 to March 2019 - Repaired Aquarius, rebuilt the bow thruster, fiberglassed the front lazarets, and new bottom paint.

  • March 2019 - Sailed Aquarius South to Auckland, and cruised through the Islands in the Hauraki Golf.  Then sailed North to Opua to wait for a weather window to cross to Fiji.  Then Sailed to Fiji.

  • April 2019  Reached 10,000 YouTube channel subscribers

  • April 2019 to July 2019 - Sailed through Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and then through the Torres Strait and on to Indonesia.

  • June 2019 - Created PATREON account - Support us!

  • July 2019 to September 2019 - Sailed the islands of Indonesia.

  • August 2019 HALF WAY AROUND THE WORLD!

  • October 2019 - Visited Singapore, and visited family and friends in Las Vegas and San Diego. Finished Season 3 with over 20,000 NM sailed!

  • November 2019 to January 2020- Sailed North through Malaysia, and checked out of Malaysia in Langkawi.

  • January 2020 - Sailed North to Phuket, and found our Volvo Penta engine needed a lot of repairs!!

  • January 2020 - Reached 20K subscribers on YouTube.

  • March 2020 - COVID :( Lockdown in Thailand, Phuket. July 2020  Aquarius hauled out in Thailand, Krabi Boat Lagoon. 

  • July 2020 upgraded to Lithium (LiFePO4) Batteries - GAME CHANGER!

  • December 2021 we came back to Aquarius and splashed it on Dec. 24th

  • Left Thailand for Maldives on January 18th, 2022

  • February 2022 arrived in Maldives and joined First Maldives Yacht Rally

  • March 2022 we sailed to Seychelles!

  • In April 2022 we finished the Indian Ocean crossing arriving in Tanga, Tanzania. AFRICA MAN!

  • Arriving in Africa we are 3/4 around the world. WOOHOO!

  • Started Season 6 and left Africa, sailed to Socotra - Yemen, and later Djibouti. After that via The Red Sea - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan. 

  • Eve of New 2023 we transited the Suez Canal - exactly 4 years later after transiting Panama Canal!

  • Spent 2023 in The Mediterranean sailing Greece, Turkey, back to Greece, Croatia, Italy, Monaco, France, Spain, all the way to Gibraltar 

  • December 2023: Ocean Crossing #3 - Atlantic Ocean: from Morocco, Tangier we sailed to the Canary Islands, from there - to Cape Verde

  • On route from Cape Verde to Martinique on January 20th due to some freak accident our both masts broke! Remaining 1,200 nautical miles we finished with both masts on board only on engine, getting fuel from 2 different boats along the way

  • January 30th 2024 Completed  CIRCUMNAVIGATION in Martinique, Le Marin, where we started 7 years ago!

  • Currently looking for Amel Super Maramu 2000 masts, and waiting for inspection and insurance solution... 

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