As we try to flee Cyclone Season, we get approval from Australia to enter, but then Queensland changes the State’s rules that count-time-at-sea. As we apply for an exemption, we get hit by the first tropical low of the season. But then it turns into TWO tropical lows. Then two tropical CYCLONES / HURRICANES. Then one of them heads right for us and turns into Cyclone Yasa, a CATEGORY 5 Cyclone and the second most powerful in South Pacific history. You’ve got to be kidding, right?!?!

0:00 – Previously on The Sailing Family
0:31 – Opening Credits
0:46 – Repainting our Non-Skid
2:23 – Private Waterpark
3:45 – The rest of the Non Skid Story
6:13 – Diwali
7:31 – Hale’s First Scuba Dive
11:04 – Denied Again, “But…”
12:25 – Fire Dancing at Robinson Crusoe Resort
13:54 – Riding Horses on the Beach
16:44 – “Big News!”
18:10 – Saying Goodbye
20:29 – Changing the rules
22:57 – Getting ready for Santa
23:21 – Saying Hello
23:55 – Prepping for a Tropical Low
24:25 – Christmas Shopping in Suva
25:23 – Two Cyclones?!?!

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ABOUT US: We are a family of five sailing around the world on a performance catamaran named “Archer” and sharing our adventures in family-friendly episodes every Tuesday!

OUR ROUTE: We departed the Boston area of the United States and sailed south to the Caribbean and then west 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 Australia.

OUR PAST: You may remember us as “SV Honeymoon?” Ten years ago (“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 very 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.

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