Category Archives: On Route

The New Zealand Passage “from Hell”

  I always knew the passage to New Zealand was going to be bad, as so many cruisers had been keen to share tales of horror on this particular passage, which is why I refused to do the passage without crew. And Hell Yeah, It certainly lived up to its reputation of being rough, providing […]

The Sea-Saw Effect !

On a passage one has lots of time to think and daydream, resurrect memories and past experiences both good and bad that take you hurtling back to your past. Anyone who knows me will be fully aware that I have a memory like a sieve; most of the time I barely remember what happened last […]

Be Accurate or Beware!

I’m so avidly and enthusiastically following Crazy Daisy’s adventures with my boys in the South Pacific, I can barely wait for their news each day; this is a journey where they continually report a blissfully exhilarating, wonderful time, the best yet in Daisy’s history. Gone (it would appear) are the horror stories with tales of […]

And Then Paul…

For those of you that enjoy following the adventures of Crazy Daisy, should really read my brothers account of his adventures on and off the boat since the start of the rally. Here’s the link to his site. http://journalandremarks.wordpress.com/about/blog/ Enjoy

Falling Sails and The Italian Chef…

My most recent email from Captain Bob, received this-morning. Bare in mind they are 10 hours behind us in the UK, and 5 hours behind the USA, which leaves me in a permanent state of confusion trying to figure out what time it is with them. They’re going to bed as I’m getting up, it’s […]

At Last

Daisy has arrived at the Marqueses, and is on her way to Nuka Hiva, expecting to arrive tomorrow morning (Thursday April 11th). The weather has continued to be calm and peaceful with only 4 or 5 knots of wind, so the sail has been very slow, but the crew are all well and looking forward […]

Daisy Update

With only 670 miles left to go, Daisy should arrive in the Marqueses in the next four to five days. There’s very little wind, so the going is pretty slow, but they’re sailing under blue, blue skies with flat calm seas. Dolphins are jumping and showing off their acrobatic skills to Daisy’s crew, I wish […]

Proof!

On March 15th I posted “Fabulous Pacific”, at the time I didn’t have the photographs available for the page. Having had the time at home to go through the six thousand plus photographs that I took on the trip, I finally found what I was looking for, I decided that I would post them now, […]

Daisy Update:

Daisy is now three days into her leg to the Marquesas. Most of the fleet are in front, as once again Daisy was one of the last to leave, (awaiting crew members returning) however, there are four boats behind her so she isn’t totally last. You can see her progress on the yellow brick tracker. […]

Fabulous Pacific

Sunday March 3rd All the air has been knocked right out of me by the breathtaking beauty that I’m engulfed in at this moment. I’m seriously struggling for words to even begin to describe what I’m seeing and feeling, I couldn’t begin to do it justice… We’ve taken hours of video footage and hundreds of […]