----- Site Description -----
Cruising Information you'll find great info for
sailors following in our wake: A big equipment section, articles
on cruising with teens, transiting the Panama Canal, yacht provisioning and
recipes, FAQs, downloadable Track Files
plus pages on specific areas like 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
Destinations 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
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. There's so much world to see!
WHAT'S NEW on the SITE
LATEST NEWS: The Ocelot team had a fantastic 2017 in Indonesia and Timor Leste. Rainer was with us
for 8 months bringing fun teen energy to the boat once again. After 5 months of
endless diving and snorkeling in Raja Ampat and Triton Bay, we joined the Sail Indonesia Rally for the third time on a
fabulous sojourn through southern and western Indonesia. We made some great friends,
saw new places, and returned to favorite locales. In November we put Ocelot on the
hard in Langkawi for almost 3 months while we flew to the US to spend some wonderful time
with family and friends. For 2018, after some routine boat work we're off to Nepal to
walk off the pounds we added over the holidays! Then we're headed east again, with another
year in Borneo and northern Indonesia. We sense Papua New Guinea in our future
as well. Stay tuned...
For Folks in Washington State or with Friends/Family there:
||Sue's newly updated guidebook is now in bookstores and on-line. The 4th
edition(!) of Take A Walk (published by Sasquatch Books) now 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.
See Sue's new Take A Walk book!
- Visit our extensive Diving Indonesia pages
so many dive sites throughout Raja Ampat and Triton Bay. These unspoiled waters provide superb diving.
- We've added a Nudibranchs page to 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.
- Need more accurate charts? Make your own perfectly
geo‑referenced navigational (KAP) files from Google Earth. We show you how on our
Google Earth / KAP files page.
- Do you know the difference between cut‑thread & rolled‑thread turnbuckles? Or which type you want? Or
how to check which you have? Before you buy your next turnbuckle,
Check out our new Turnbuckles 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.