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Cruising Information you'll find great info for
sailors following in our wake: A big equipment section, articles
on cruising with teens, yacht provisioning and
recipes, FAQs, downloadable Track Files
plus pages on specific areas like Solomon Islands, Australia and Indonesia.
pages showcase our underwater photography,
reef life and
scuba‑diving. Dive sites
include GPS locations so others can find these sites as well. We have new dive information on Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, Indonesia.
|On our Ocelot
pages you can see pictures of the original boat plus her layout,
specifications and some of the modifications we've made to turn her into an ocean
cruiser. More recent pages take you through the details of our major
Landfalls pages are divided by ocean -- Caribbean,
Pacific, and Indian.
They're all about where we've been and what our impressions were. They're as
much for land travelers as cruisers. Amanda 'hot‑spotted' most maps, helping to clarify the geography.
|We've illustrated the newsletters emailed from the
Pacific Ocean and
Indian Ocean. Read about our
travels and "passage notes" while at sea. To get our e‑newsletters you can
and manage your own subscription. Our mailing list is never shared with anyone.
|The Flora and Fauna
pages document many of the plants, animals, birds and marine mammals we've encountered in our
travels. It's organized by geographical regions.
to the Hacking Family website with
Chris, and Amanda
on Ocelot, our Kronos
now 48' (15m) Wauquiez‑designed catamaran. We've been on this trip since 2001, sailing from the Caribbean through the Panama Canal, across the South
Pacific and the Indian Oceans to Africa, then back to Asia and the South Pacific. There's so much world to see!
WHAT'S NEW on the SITE
LATEST NEWS: Sue and Jon have spent most of 2023 in South America, while Ocelot waits for us in
Malaysian Borneo. We spent most of the CV19 lock‑down in the Philippines, in and around Palawan, the
long skinny island that juts NE from the northern tip of Borneo. In 2019, we left PNG
to come up to Davao, SE Philippines for a few months. In January we sailed
north and west through the Philippines with a niece and nephews. In March 2020 we were headed
for Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, to clear out and head for Malaysian Borneo, but
Malaysia closed its ports, so we were stranded. When the pandemic finally ended, and surrounding countries
started opening up, we sailed down to the northern tip of Borneo to haul Ocelot out & fly back the the US & then
down to South America.
For Folks in Washington State or with Friends/Family there:
|Sue's hiking guidebook is selling well in bookstores and on-line. The 4th
edition(!) of Take A Walk (published by Sasquatch Books) features 120 parks and
walking trails within 30 minutes of Seattle and Puget Sound (Olympia to Everett) and has lots of new and updated trails.
A great tool for finding nearby walks.
See Sue's latest Take A Walk book!
- Our Diving Indonesia page has
dozens of dive sites through Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, Bali and Biak. These unspoiled waters provide superb diving.
- We're always hunting for Nudibranchs so check
out our Underwater Reef Animals section. Picasso critters!
- We welcome your input! Just click the
Make a Comment
link at the bottom of any page to share your thoughts.
- We've updated our Sail Drives page
with more modifications every sail drive owner should know about.
- We are now publishing track files in OpenCPN (.gpx) format. We are also asking cruisers to email us their
tracks so other cruisers can download them. Let's start a Track File Bank!
See our updated Track Files page
- Want to Build a Bimini? We've now brought all our bimini building info together on just 1 page, for easier
reference. It has over 30 illustrations and many links back to the days we actually did the work.
See our new Bimini Building page.