A Trip, an Exploration, or an Expedition? All 3 Aboard Viking Octantis!

Here’s a look at how we came to understand why Viking Octantis is classified as an expedition ship, because to travel is one thing, to explore another, but to be a part of an expedition is an entirely different experience… CONTINUE READING >> 

Here’s a look at how we came to understand why Viking Octantis is classified as an expedition ship, because to travel is one thing, to explore another, but to be a part of an expedition is an entirely different experience… CONTINUE READING >> 

Deck the Halls, or in Our Case, Deck the Decks

Over the weekend we decided to decorate the boat.
What do you think?
Did we miss the mark?
Is it fun and festive?
Does it look like a Charlie Brown tree?
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Over the weekend we decided to decorate the boat.
What do you think?
Did we miss the mark?
Is it fun and festive?
Does it look like a Charlie Brown tree?
CONTINUE READING >> 

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay


We are convinced that there are two kinds of people in the world, those that love boats, and everybody else. We learned which side of that equation we resided on a long time ago, over thirty years back as a matter of fact.
That was when we bought our first vessel, The Busted Flush. She was a forty foot steel hulled monster that drank fuel like a sailor drinks rum and… CONTINUE READING >> 


We are convinced that there are two kinds of people in the world, those that love boats, and everybody else. We learned which side of that equation we resided on a long time ago, over thirty years back as a matter of fact.
That was when we bought our first vessel, The Busted Flush. She was a forty foot steel hulled monster that drank fuel like a sailor drinks rum and… CONTINUE READING >> 

Life Long Learning has a New Home

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

Check Out Where We Stayed in Amsterdam (Hint: It’s a Houseboat!)

One of many interesting aspects of Amsterdam that we noticed upon

arriving were the colorful houseboats lining the canals – there are
about 2,400 of these semi-seafaring gems docked along the walls of the
city.

We were overjoyed to have the opportunity to stay on one of them during…CONTINUE READING >>

One of many interesting aspects of Amsterdam that we noticed upon

arriving were the colorful houseboats lining the canals – there are
about 2,400 of these semi-seafaring gems docked along the walls of the
city.

We were overjoyed to have the opportunity to stay on one of them during…CONTINUE READING >>

The Galapagos, South America Live-Blog

Our South American live-blog continues with a week sailing in The Galápagos Islands!

We are absolutely IN LOVE with the animals here – unbelievably friendly and so fun to photograph. The terrain is wild and the snorkeling unforgettable (and we’ve got underwater video!).

Join our adventure aboard the Yolita II… CONTINUE READING >>

Our South American live-blog continues with a week sailing in The Galápagos Islands!

We are absolutely IN LOVE with the animals here – unbelievably friendly and so fun to photograph. The terrain is wild and the snorkeling unforgettable (and we’ve got underwater video!).

Join our adventure aboard the Yolita II… CONTINUE READING >>