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Where have we been all this time?

During one of our last days of our Pacific crossing Tucker and I sat in the cockpit remembering out loud each and every stop since we’ve been out cruising. Convivia sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge on October 1, 2011 and took a few weeks sailing down the coast of California. We spent five months in […]

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Rodrigues Music

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Australia’s Best Pre-paid SIM Card

My Indian SIM card article  is still the best performing on the site. So I’m going to go ahead and impart a bit of my hard earned knowledge about SIM cards in Oz, in hopes of a) saving you some time, and b) bumping my pathetically stagnant stats 🙂

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A Day in the Life: Walking to Work in a Blizzard

It’s been a while since we have posted an update. Mostly we have been busy with school and jobs and planning for a great new adventure in the summer. But more on that later. For now, here’s a glimpse of an average morning… walking to work in a blizzard.

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Kolmanskop – Ghost Town

We got up early early again this morning so we could get to Kolmanskop before the tour busses. It was a really good thing we did too. A surprising number of people showed up today to see this abandoned diamond mining boom town.  

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Hout Bay Field Trip

Our friends on s/y Eva took us on a little road trip to Hout Bay today. We picked up some more green coffee beans, and some hard to find grocery items (black beans!) and then went off to see some natural beauty. The wind was raging (probably 30-40 knots) and kids and adults all enjoyed […]

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Cape Town

The kids eat breakfast, tell us that their schoolwork is done and dash off to see their friends. There are two kid boats here right now (Eva and Yemaya) and five extra kids mean that there is never a dull moment for them. Vick and I take advantage of this new freedom to explore the […]

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Jeremy Loops @ Kirstenbosch

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Sani Pass: Short Video

Here’s a short but fantastic video done by the same guy that did New Year’s Ink   Audio Credit: Ehrling Video Credit: Wayne Willis

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Sani Pass—Dangerous Road; Stunning Vista

One of the things that I have been surprised with over and over on our trip around the world is how many times virtual strangers have offered to level up our experience by showing us their favorite places. On New Year’s Eve we met Wayne, Robyn, Steve, and Mandy and invited them over to Convivia […]

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