NZ is Covid Free, but we’re trapped. We can’t go anywhere else, and winter has arrived. Some of our friends throw in the towel, and we hunker down for winter and a sliver of hope that Fiji or Australia might open. But will they?

This is a monster episode! We cover three months, two birthdays, sailboat racing, boat upgrades, Maori Culture, travel adventures, a pine-wood-derby contest and Elizabeth learns to drive on the “wrong” side of the road. It’s a fun one. We hope you enjoy it!!!

This video was shot in April, May and June of 2020.


ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on our “dream boat,” a performance catamaran named “Archer.” Ten years ago B.K. (“before kids”), we sailed a Lagoon 380 named “Honeymoon” halfway around the world to Sydney, Australia. Along the way we shared our experiences via YouTube and, by happenstance, created one of the first “sailing channels.” We also realized what an incredible experience we were having and that someday we wanted to do it again, only this time with kids.

OUR ROUTE has taken us from the Boston/Cape Cod area of the United States down to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. We have dealt with massive repairs in the South Pacific, the Coronavirus lock down in New Zealand, a Category 5 Cyclone in Fiji, and now we are cruising in Covid Free Australia. Videos for all of this to come!

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