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Welcome!  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 wonderful blue planet as we could, enjoying people and cultures 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!

----- Introducing Ocelot's Intrepid Crew -----

We each have our own web pages (see the link bar to the left) where we write about our own stuff:

Sue in glorious Perhos Banos, Chagos, Indian Ocean Sue's pages give insights into the cruising life and include things like:

Sue, aka Sue Muller Hacking, is a writer (see her bio) with several published books and hundreds of articles to her credit.  She updated her guidebook to Washington walks last year and it's now out in its 4th edition, marking more than 20 years in print!  She also continues to write for The Triton, offering travel info to the crews of megayachts.

The grey in my beard is from raising teenagers! Jon is an Electrical & Computer Engineer (see his resume) so his pages include his technical slant on some of the boat systems.  He also has stories on:

He's our resident electronic navigation expert and has shared his latest Google Earth to KAP files with dozens of cruisers.

Chris in 2008 Christopher graduated from the University of Washington (UW) in Computer Science and Engineering in June, 2010!

He is now working as a software engineer and internet security expert, and loving it.  It's so nice to have someone in the family earning real money!

While no longer aboard full time, he wrote about underwater photography, boat systems, his thoughts on cruising, and school (including an excellent marine energy budget) during his 3.5 high school years aboard Ocelot.

Amanda in 2008 Amanda graduated cum laude from the University of Washington in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography.  She's now working for the Department of Ecology, doing surveys along the coast of Washington.

She lived aboard for 6.5 years and logged more than 20,000 miles on Ocelot.  While no longer aboard full time, she's shared her unique teen perspective, logs of our travels and her high school projects.

Rainer Dawn (Hacking) Rainer is our youngest nephew (younger son of Jon's youngest brother) who first visited Ocelot in October 2016 when he and his grandfather, Colin (Jon's father), joined us in Raja Ampat for a month-long visit.  Rainer fell in love with the lifestyle and came back to join us more permanently in February 2017.  He's crazy about diving and getting into the underwater world, likes jumping off Ocelot in wild and wonderful ways, and makes really cool videos.  It's fun to have teen energy back on Ocelot after so long!

Note that Rainer's pages are actually hosted on another server, not ours, so we're enclosing his pages in ours, which may result in some ... funkyness. 
Being an artist, his images are also much larger than what we put on the web, so they may take a while to load, especially on slow connections.  Please be patient.  They are worth waiting for!

Sunset over Bora-Bora, French Polynesia The Boat Guests pages are designed to make everyone jealous of our special visitors and want to come down themselves!  We've even included a What to Bring page.

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