Cruising Info


New Caledonia

Anchoring in Noumea
A map and discussion.

Noumea Map
Some of our favorite things (and some cruising essentials) in Noumea, New Caledonia

Ile des Pins – A Few of our Favorite Places
Here’s an interactive Google Map with the places we’d go back to again.

The Rocket Guide, Explained (video)
We wouldn’t be without the New Caledonia Rocket Guide. Here’s a video showing some of it’s features.

Online Mobile Phone Recharge
I found a way to do it. It was simple and very useful if you’re out cruising and can’t buy a new Liberté card.


(This is a work in progress as we’ve only been here a few weeks. We’ll add more.)

Cell phone service in Vanuatu – a how-to guide


New Zealand

  • The Bay of Islands
  • The North Coast (from Whangaroa to Tutukaka)
  • Auckland
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tauranga/Mount Maunganui
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson and why we loved it



At least the middle and eastern side.   Updates are now  underway and will hopefully be finished soon.



  • Including…
  • Google Earth charts
  • Tongatapu Google anchorage map
  • Vava’u Anchorages




French Polynesia

OK, so for right now, it’s just Raiatea, but we hope to add more soon.


Cruising Equipment Reviews

  • What’s worked for us and what hasn’t.
  • NASA BM-2 Battery Monitor (Yay)
  • Torqeedo Outboard (Boo)
  • Simrad 4G Radar (Yay)
  • More coming soon



  • Smartphone Cruising
  • Picket Fence Anchor Alarm
  • Sat Phone Tips
  • Incredible Free Fishing Lure
  • Wikipedia Offline?
  • and more…
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