Top of the vulcano
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Exploring Maui

There are a few things that we consider you must do while visiting Maui. One is driving up Haleakela, the volcano that makes up the eastern side of the island but you should also walk through the Iao (Eee-ouw) Valley, go diving, observe the famous north shore surfing beaches and drive the winding north shore road at least part way to

Maui in the morning as we arrive
Cheryl & René
Sailing The World

Sailing to Maui

After getting over the shock of our near disastrous fire due to the exploding e-cigarette battery we raised the hook and set out for the Alenuihaha Channel, which takes you from Hawai'i to Maui or vice versa. It's a notoriously rough

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