The Hacking Family
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----- February 2015 -----
Ocelot now has a Facebook page. Check it out!
We've now added a way to comment on any page - just click the Make a Comment link at the bottom of each page.
----- January 2015 -----
We've now illustrated our 4 latest Malaysian newsletters, as well as our 7 latest
Indonesian newsletters. Check 'em out!
----- August 2014 -----
In June we took an inland trip to the northern highlands of Vietnam. (43 photos)
----- July 2014 -----
In May we took an inland trip to Laos, using only public transportation and focusing on
the northern highlands. (68 photos)
----- April 2014 -----
We're cruising! Read our descriptions as we cruise around Phang Nga Bay and down to Langkawi, Malaysia with cruising friends Dave & Gail.
See our Summary Pages for an overview of our many months of work.
----- April 2013 -----
Cruisers: Do you know the difference between
cut‑thread & rolled‑thread turnbuckles? Or which type you want? Or
how to check which you have?
Cruisers: We've published a page on OpenCPN, our
navigation program of choice, with detailed instructions on how to use it with Google Earth,
even when you're offline.
----- March 2012 -----
LEDs are rapidly becoming the lighting of choice. They're much more
efficient, affordable, and now they come in eye‑pleasing warm‑white. But before you
run out to buy, there are things you should know.
Cruisers: We have now updated several
of our Cruising Information pages with superbly detailed satellite photos of our anchorages,
live Google Maps & new Track Files.
Cruisers: We are now publishing track
files in both OpenCPN & MaxSea formats. We are also asking cruisers to email us their
tracks so other cruisers can download them. Lets start a Track File Bank!
Where's Ocelot? See our new position tracking map at the bottom of this page!
to the Hacking family website with
Chris, and Amanda
on Ocelot, our Kronos
LATEST NEWS: We're currently in NE Indonesia, in Raja Ampat, enjoying the world class diving and snorkeling in this area. After our 3 March launch from our 2+ year refit, we transited the Strait of Malacca for the 4th time, left the boat in Johor Bahru (near Singapore) and explored northern Laos and Vietnam for a month, a great trip! Back on Ocelot we rounded Singapore and sailed into the South China Sea, over Borneo with a jaunt up the Kinabatangan River to see the wildlife with Jon's father. Then we entered Indonesia, sailing over the top of Sulawesi and Halmahera with Chris. He got a week in Raja Ampat before we swapped kids, then had Amanda with us for all of October. Indonesia still holds a lot to bee seen. Stay tuned...
Our voyage has had many goals, but a primary one was to show our kids something of the world outside America and help them feel like citizens of the world. In that, we think we've succeeded. Of course, the other goal was to see as much of this blue planet as we could, enjoying people and destinations in far flung corners of the world. That's an ongoing process, and we'll be out here as long as we're healthy and having fun!
----- Ocelot's Intrepid Crew -----
Find the red marker for our latest position (map may take a few seconds to appear).
Courtesy of Winlink.org and the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation.
To see our positions further back in time, check out ShipTrack.org
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