The WHAT falls
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Beginning in Hawai'i

There's no doubt that it was a lot of work to get the boat ready to cruise again in such a short time but we had some fun too. Astrid and Bjoern went for a night dive with one of the many companies offering a chance to dive with Manta Rays! Awww... poor them, there were only 8 or 9 on their dive! What a blast they had though

Ready to Rumble, okay sand
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Preparing to Cruise Again

Having made the decision to sail the boat the humongous distance from Hawai'i to St. Maarten in the Eastern Caribbean, we packed up some of our belongings from the house, said our goodbyes and flew to Kona on the Big Island of Hawai'i where Gypsy Blues had been

Our part of the house, lower level
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Canada, cruising or St. Maarten?

After almost a year in Canada, Rene and I had jobs, we owned a car and half a house and we were actually getting used to land life a little bit. We were seriously wondering what to do since our jobs weren't earning us enough to support the boat on the hard in Hawaii, plus

Gypsy Blues on the hard for a while for the first time in 8 years
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Our magical dolphin experience was the perfect note on which to wrap up our Pacific odyssey. Shortly after it we put the boat on the hard, flew to Oahu where we spent two days touring around and doing marina and boat yard facilities research then off to Toronto. Once in Canada we loaded up on long missed hugs from family and friends which was so

The sinner dolphins
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Spinner Dolphins

We choose Kealakekua Bay to meet our fellow voyagers because it had a road coming down to a small town where we could pick them up in the dinghy, which turned out to be a trick in itself with the swell. Timing and agility were everything! With our guests safely aboard we caught up a little on each other’s adventures then decided to get off the pitching, roll