Back in the USA

Hi all. We did return to Colorado and spending some time visiting family in other States too. We have been lucky to spend most of the winter in the Aspen area and it has been lovely!
We have received news that the Cyclone season in the South Pacific has been a rough one with [...]


We have sailed back down to Brisbane and we picked a perfect day to do so. It was a nice sunny , slightly breezy day and we were able to have the sails up and enjoy our surroundings.
As we entered the very fast Brisbane River and pulled in to dock we lost an engine, yikes. [...]

Photo Gallery has been updated…

Snakes, Sharks and Crocs…OH MY!

Let me talk about what else we saw along the way! As you head North in Queensland you are heading for the tropical part of Australia. The Southern half is sub-tropical like New Zealand.
We spent 4 days at the Whit Sunday Islands. I never knew Australia had such pristine, white sand beaches [...]


I’ve had some problems with posting our blogs on the website…sorry about that. All seems to be okay now.
We have since returned from Fiji to Australia and we rented a Camper Van (High Top) to do some land travel. Think VW Bus with a sink, fridge, stove top and bed. I like [...]

Updates from Down Under!!

Hello everyone. We took a week to fly to Fiji to visit some yachts friends we still have there.
We were welcomed back so warmly by the locals that it just felt like coming home!
We chartered a small boat one day to head out to the Yasawa islands …it was quite a rough ride but [...]

So Long USA…for now

We have spent the last few months in the States as  Mike needed some rotator cuff surgery.  His surgery was successful but Not
the 100% it used to be.  Still some PT to continue for full recovery.  Thank you for all the well wishes along the way.
We were fortunate to be able to visit family and [...]

Back on the High Seas!

Well we never thought we’d see the day but we finally finished the work on Shellette and she is back in the water!….and she looks fabulous!  We went back in the water early April and sailed to an island off of Brisbane where we anchored for the night.  It was strange getting back into the [...]


We are still in Brisbane as we are working on Shellette.  She is getting quite a bit of work done and a full paint job.  It is very hard work but will be worth it in the end.  While we are doing much work ourselves we do have lots of help to do other things [...]

G’day Mates!!

A warm welcome from Down Under! We hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We enjoyed our time back in the States. We visited lots of family and friends and are refreshed and ready to get back to Shellette.
We arrived in Australia Jan. 6th. We stopped by to [...]