Kia Ora EllenI'd just finished reading about your favourite anchorages and looked up to see a spectacular rainbow with more than 180 degrees visible and double on one side. We'll be on the water soon so looking forward to seeing some of the anchorages you've recommended en route to the BOP.LynnPink Diamond
Have a great time heading down to BOP - such great places to see along the way. I wish we would have had more time to explore that area!
Hi EllenYour blogs have been inspiring so thank you so much for sharing your sailing adventure in Aoteoroa. I'm sorry we didn't manage to meet before you venture back to the Northern Hemisphere. Please continue writing your blog and good luck with your boat and sailing plans for the future.I'll look forward to catching up when you return to The Land of the Long White Cloud. By then we'll no longer be newbies to sailing!Have fun!Ka kiteLynn (Pink Diamond)
I'll be in Auckland for a few weeks yet, so if you get up this way give me a shout. Otherwise, we'll see you when we get back here! You'll be berthing that boat like a pro in no time - I don't think you'll be a newbie for long! Cheers - Ellen
Hi EllenVery interesting to read about the costs. One thing is certain, it seems a heck of a lot cheaper than being a landlubber! Here's to cruisers and cruising.Lynn
That's the hope that it is cheaper than living on land - fingers crossed it turns out that way in the long run!
I have nominated your website for a Liebster award.It is pretty strait forward really but is an easy blog to write and should get your own blog more widely noticed.I found I got quiet a few hits from other websites I did not know was out there.It should also create links to your website which is always good for rankings.If you do not want to participate or have already been nominated just let me know so I can add someone else.Full details are on my latest blog which can be found here.http://www.cygnus3.com/the-liebster-award-for-the-cygnus-iii-blog/RegardsMark and AngelinaCygnus III
Thanks for the nomination Mark! Mike from This Rat Sailed already tagged us - you can find our answers to the Liebster questions here - http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/2014/08/liebster-award-cruising.html
I think the post "P is for Polar Bears" is really cute! How about "Y is for Yikes it is hot in Florida!" LOL!Good luck with the repairs and getting the boat back in the water. We hope all goes well.
It is soooo hot in Florida just now - I imagine you guys are feeling it too! Hope our paths cross soon on the water.
Hi Ellen, I've just amused myself for quite a while sitting below decks on a very windy, rainy day here in Brisbane, Australia, reading through your posts in the A to Z challenge and flicking back through some of your older blogs. I then launched into discovering a number of other cruisers blogs thanks to your excellent links page. We would love you to have a look at our blog too and list it if you like it. Cheers. http://dreamtimesail.blogspot.com.au/
Hi - Thanks for popping by our blog! Have added you guys to our sailing blog page and am looking forward to following your adventures!
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Hi Ellen, I've just recently come across your blog and wanted to let you know I've really enjoyed reading your take on a variety of cruising and life issues. I live in Thames, NZ, enjoy Whitaker's chocolate, and flat whites. I also have a serious question - would you please consider letting me know which brainwashing tactic were successful as I've been gently working on my wife to go cruising (unsuccessfully!) for the last two years.Cheers,Graeme
What I wouldn't give for a flat white right now! You raise a really interesting question about how to brainwash/convince your partner to take off on a boat. As I'm sitting here on our boat just now (without a flat white or Whitaker's), it's actually hard to believe that this is the direction our lives have taken and that Scott's dream has become mine (in some ways, not all). I think I'll do a blog post on this topic, maybe next week, because I know of some couples who this hasn't worked out for and it might be interesting to reflect on why it has for us. Does she read sailing blogs at all? I know that's one of the things that contributed to me getting hooked.
Hi Guys, Just discovered your blog and quite enjoyed having a look around. I have bookmarked it and look forward to reading your postings and reading some of the older posts. My name is Andrew and my partner is Debbie - we hail from Sydney Australia and own a 28 foot Compass GRP yacht called La Mouette. Just started off in the blog world myself and have got some great tips from you. cheers Andrew and Debbiewww.seagulldreaming.com
Hi guys - thanks so much for popping by our blog! I'll be by to check out your blog as well and I'll add you guys to the list of sailing blogs on our site :-)
We'd LOVE to hear from you! If we're out on the water cruising, our internet access will be limited and it may take a while before we're able to respond to your comments and pay a return visit to your blog, but please know that we will once we can get connected.