As some of you know from reading the previous blog entry, Jeff and I sailed Joyful southbound from MacKay, Australia, to the Sydney area in order to wait out the cyclone season. We lived on Joyful in the Sydney area … Continue reading
Life is good! Joyful lived up to her name once again on this merry passage through the Coral and Tasman Seas way down under bound for a quiet, secluded part of the sea just north of bustling Sydney Harbor. November … Continue reading
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After an excellent 11 day passage from Vanuatu, including sailing through the Hydrographer’s Passage in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Joyful made landfall in Mackay, Queensland, Australia! In very boisterous and exhilarating early morning winds, with gusts to gale force, … Continue reading
Almost half way around the world! This remarkable passage marks the completion of our successful voyage across the South Pacific on Joyful! Of course there is still the rest of the world we will sail across to reach Key West, … Continue reading
Brave people, faithful people After a challenging night standing off the lee shore in rough seas and high winds outside the entrance to Port Vila, Éfaté, Vanuatu, Joyful sailed into the protected approach to the customs anchorage, which was dedicated … Continue reading
One of the countless delights of sailing across an ocean is to be aware of the earth’s surface under the water. You know, on the sea bed, the place where all types of extraordinary events occur and awesome creatures live! … Continue reading
Joyful’s remarkable 23 days in this delightful kingdom-in-the-sea can only be described as a royal success! Royal because of many top notch special and memorable happenings, linked together by the mysteries of the deep, warm smiles of newly found friends, … Continue reading