Author Archives: Heather

Perceptions of Paradise

Are we not all fortunate that the human race is so different, with different goals, ideals and perceptions. Take Paradise for example, we all have our own perceptions of that, although for most people it’s typically connected to some beach or vacation.  I spend about five to six months a year sailing the Pacific, and […]

Trip Up Mount Yasur Volcano, Tanna

  Tuesday 20th August 2019. We (me, Bob, Glenn, Paul, Trish & about 25 other yachties)  took the dinghy across to the yacht club here in the bay of Port Resolution, on the island of Tanna (Tanna means ‘Earth’ in Tannese),  to meet Stanley, who runs the yacht club, and who had also organized the […]

Beauty & the Beast!

Still in the lagoon at Falaga. We moved anchorge today from, what I shall always remember as ‘Mosquito Bay’, to another  bay in the lagoon, that I shall think of as ‘Mini Conch Bay’.  Once safely anchored, we took the dinghy ashore to explore.  This beach was so much nicer than the slimy mud  flats […]

On To Falaga, Lau Islands, Fiji

Having spent almost 13 years living on Crazy Daisy, and having visited some of the most beautiful and isolated parts of the world, I’ve become a little hard to impress when it comes to Islands, after all they’re just Islands.  Palm trees, white sand beaches, turquoise blue water, what’s not to love, but at the […]

Oh For Water!

Our first few weeks in Fiji it seemed as though there was more time spent on fixing the damn water-maker than there was out having fun and exploring! Bob replaced all the water-maker hoses on Daisy in 2017, upgrading them to new tougher hoses, with a higher psi than was actually required, but, as they […]

Nutter’s who live on Boats!

Life’s rarely dull when you live on a boat, there always seems to be something going on.  Yesterday, just as we were getting ready to go ashore, the rally leader, Nigel, came tearing across in his dinghy to ask for help, as one of the rally boats had managed to go so close to the shore […]

Daisy’s Passage of Misery!

I debated whether or not to write about our passage from New Zealand to Tonga as it was ‘my’ worst in 12 years of living on Daisy.  But then I thought of all the people who constantly say how jealous they are of my incredible lifestyle, and it seemed appropriate to enlighten them with the actual […]

Unplanned!

As the owners of Crazy Daisy, we never cease to live up to our name. Today is Thursday May 23rd 2019, and we were (along with about 35 + other boats) supposed to have already left Opua Marina, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand and been well on our way to Tonga, with the Pacific Circuit Rally. Instead, […]

Another Adventure

The clock’s ticking, counting down the days to our departure which is set for Monday 20th May, weather permitting. Crazy Daisy is taking part in the Pacific Circuit Rally.  An organized rally of around 40 boats sailing from New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, over a period of five months. We’re so happy to […]

Photo’s From The Outback, Northern Territory

    Kakadu National Park