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Our new hardtop dodger/bimini might not be perfect (yet) but we are loving the lighting, that part we got right! . Sitting out in our cockpit with the roof open enjoying the evenings cool breeze with just a little mood lighting from our 4 new down lights. Bliss. . #moodlighting
Koh Lipe we adore you! . A short but fabulous stop over on the way to Langkawi. Such a beautiful island to chill on. Great snorkeling, protected bays, the most amazing massages on the beach, delicious cocktails, sweet beach shack bars and yummy Thai food. Can’t wait till we come back next year. . 🐠🏝⛵️🥥🍹
Good morning Panwa Bay! We’ve checked out of Thailand and are up early to back track down to Langkawi. . Missing the weather window for the Indian Ocean has meant that we need to back track down the Malacca Strait. So today we head for Langkawi with our mate Liz @lizzy.ryan.aus joining us for the trip. . Quite excited as we will be stopping in at a few islands Muk, Rok & Lipe. Woo hoo bring on the swimming and snorkeling 😀😎
Fun times at Rai Lei beach. Cool little beach shack cafes, massage places, reggae bars and stunning sunsets. . Spent a few days here loving the chilled vibe before heading on to the craziness of Phi Phi. 💙
Stopped for lunch at our regular Warung. . If you can’t tell this is where the local boat workers have lunch and it is delicious!! And cheap!! We eat here probably 2-3 times per week and so far have loved everything we have ordered. A small bonus to getting our boat work done at Phuket Boat Lagoon. Cheap delicious Thai food 🍲🍜🍤🍛🍚🍗
Went to check out the sunset at Nai Yang beach on the northwest side of Phuket. . It was amazing how much cooler it was with a lovely sea breeze compared to P. Boat Lagoon. Nice way to finish the day with our mate Gaz who is out visiting for the long weekend.
Well we are out of the mud and up in the air! . The guys here at Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina did an awesome job lifting Steely. So professional and well organized. They even had a diver go in the water and under Steely to check the slings were in the exact right spot. The lift guys in Sydney could learn a thing or two from these guys 😁 . We are still hunting for a place to stay as living on the boat on the hard here is very discouraged- besides it is baking hot and So we are pretty keen to move off Steely for the time she is on the hard.
Wow .. Yacht Haven Marina Deck is pretty special. . Had the most delicious duck salad for lunch on the Deck. The marina is pretty isolated but there are also a few little local Thai restaurants and couple bars down the street that we checked out the other night and had the yummiest and cheapest dinner ($2 mains!) Loving the freshness of Thai food after the very fried foods of Malaysia and Indo. . We are off to check out Boat Lagoon Marina tomorrow and then make a decision which marina we will stay at to get the work done. If it is YHM it will a pretty chilled 2 months!
Checked out the giant eagle 🦅 that over looks Bass Harbour. . Plan today is to stock up on food and then head on out to explore the islands whilst we wait for Pete’s Thai visa to be processed. (I did mine in KL and tried to do Pete’s too but only agents can do a visa for a person in absentia), . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
The sail from Pangkor to Langkawi had everything! Flat calm seas, fishing boats and nets a plenty, squalls and lightning storms that had me fear for the boat (truly! we had a lightning strike max 10m behind the boat). . But it looks like it was all worth it — loving the look of Langkawi so far. Gorgeous beaches, stunning limestone cliffs and awesome sailing. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Calm seas and no wind as we leave Pangkor Island (3 hrs drive north of KL in the Malacca Strait) heading for Langkawi. . Looking forward to some clear water and tropical islands. Pangkor was lovely but as it is in the Strait the water vis is not that great. Plus one of the beaches that from the boat looked idyllic had so much plastic rubbish at the high tide line it was heartbreaking. . Few jobs to do in Langkawi - pick up duty free booze, get Pete a Thai visa, fix the heat exchanger on the genset, and chillax! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Had the most amazing experience watching orangutans at Tanjung Puting National Park on Borneo island Indonesia. . Their faces, their expressive eyes, the way they walk, their eating habits, their ability to swing through the trees — you could sit and watch them for hours - oh yeah we did!! The orangutans live in an ever decreasing in size National Park. Lots of the orangutans that now live in the park are ones that have been rehabilitated to live back in the wild. The daily feeding supports the orangutans as they learn to live in the wild plus helps with tourism which is important for funding. . We had an amazing time and I have created a little video that once we have WiFi I’ll upload to YouTube.. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway #orangutans
Was a couple of weeks ago but some awesome photos by Pete from Komodo National Park. . If you ever get the chance to go see these dragons in the wild you will not be disappointed! They are huge! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
We weren’t planning on stopping at Lembongan but Steely decided otherwise when she sprung a coolant leak in the Starboard engine! We were on our way to the SW Gilis going around Lembongan when Pete discovered the leak. So we decided to play it safe (we could just switch engines as we have 2!) and see if we could trace the leak. . Pete spotted the problem pretty quickly a pin hole leak in the end cap. But he needed the engine and engine bay to cool down before repairing. . So whilst he was diagnosing the problem Anje and I went for a snorkel and the we all went for lunch ashore at a cute little bay and a quaint beach side Warung that had the best view of Mount Agung on Bali. . So all was not lost we still had a pretty fabulous day. And will crack on tomorrow to the SW Gilis! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Some photos of our time with Alan on board with us for the Darwin to Bali leg. . It has been an amazing time and we will miss him heaps. We have had many a fun adventure - the most amazing dives in pristine waters, visiting villages and meeting the locals, seeing dragons, meetings cool peeps, chilling out and chatting - it has all been a blast. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
This little sign on the beach at Gili Air said “Tsunami Evacuation Plan - Grab a beer and run like hell” 🤣 . The locals are very pragmatic here and already back in business after the earthquake in August. . The wind was blowing a gale but we managed to find a public mooring nicely tucked away from the wind protected by the island. . Had a lovely evening ashore walking around the island. They don’t have any cars on the island just bikes (pedal or electric) and horse & carts! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway #lombok
We sailed past Pulau Sangeang Island last night. We were commenting on the weird clouds when realized it was smoke belching out of the volcano! . Indonesia really is the region of Volcanoes 🌋 It didn’t erupt thank heavens but made an impressive sight at sunset. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway #volcano
Went ashore at Gili Lawa Darat Island to hike up the hill. Unfortunately the ranger came over as we landed the dinghy on the beach and said that all the walks were closed. . Apparently there was a fire in the National Park that killed a lot of animals so now the walks are closed. As we were chatting to the ranger these gorgeous deer came up to check us out. . They are wild deer but very tame as the rangers give them water every day as the island is very dry at the moment. . It is the change over from dry to wet season but all the peeps from the villages are saying that the rains have been delayed. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Anchored at Komodo National Park for the night so we can go in bright and early to see the Komodo Dragons. . Took advantage of a calm anchor to go up the Mizzen mast to fix the Mizzen sail. Was fun watching the tourist boats exit the bay from a top the mast. . Rather excited about tomorrow and a bit nervous. Apparently the dragons are active in the morning. FYI - the dragons catch and eat deer, pigs and buffalo! I hope we don’t look tasty for them tomorrow! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Our anchorage tonight is in a little bay called Wodong on Flores Island. . It has the most delightful little dive resort. We dinghy’d over to check it out and ended up staying all arvo having drinks and then dinner at the resort. . We ended up chatting with a few of the guests staying at the resort. One ( a young German doctor is trying to convince us that we need a medic with us for our trip 😊). Pete and I really enjoyed chatting with a young Swiss dude traveling on his own - he is a professional golfer. Loving the random opportunities that this journey is giving us — new cultures, new people, new food, new sights and sounds. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Had the most funny, weird and overwhelming experience when we joined a local party on the sand spit just off Kroko island. They were SO excited that we stopped by in our dinghy and invited us to join their birthday party. . They all and I mean all wanted photos with us. And for about an hour we enjoyed being rockstars 🤣 They were absolutely delightful and we are so glad we stopped and joined their party. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Our first encounter with a local fisherman. A very lovely man with his two daughters came up to our boat as we were anchored off Kroko island ( remote anchorage near 3 active volcanos! . He was very friendly and just stopped to chat. We were very keen to buy either some lobster or fish from him. Unfortunately he had neither! But we think he is coming back tomorrow. 🤞 . The two little girls were very sweet, in grade 3 at school. We have them both an exercise book and some crayons and pencils. They were delighted! So cute. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Woonhoo we did it! We sailed from Darwin to Kupang Indo. Arrived today and just now have got our final clearance into the country. . So now sitting at a bar drinking Bintang beer congratulating ourselves on a successful crossing and clearance into the country. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Crew breakfast before we leave the marina for our sail to Kupang. And introducing Alan our new crew who will be joining us for our time in Indo! . We have all been working so hard to get all the last boat jobs ready. Had to take an extra day in Darwin to get everything done but finally boat is all packed up and ready. . Last breakky in Australia for 6-ish years!! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Darwin sunset from half way up the mast. . Did a full rig inspection today, which meant going up and down the main and mizzen masts. Before our first international crossing (and it’s time - 3 months since the last one) we wanted to be sure the rig was a-ok. It past with flying colours! . We have cleared out of Australia and tomorrow morning we will catch the early tide out of Darwin on our way to Indo. . Bye bye Australia - see you in about 6 or so years!!! . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Woop woop so we have rounded Cape York. We had a stop over in Seisia and now are headed for Darwin. . This is the first of our bigger crossings - 6 days at sea. Very excited as the forecast looks good and we should be in for a good crossing of the Gulf of Carpentaria. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Sunset on Lizard Island 🌴🌅 . We spent 4 days at (B)Lizard Island and the only times that we stepped ashore were for sundowners on the beach with the rest of the cruisers in the bay. . The howling wind did not let up the whole time we were there and we were not going to tempt fate by leaving the boat for too long. . Such a shame as the island is stunning and the walks are meant to be awesome and the lagoon on the other side of the island is meant to be teeming with turtles! 🐢 . Oh well it was a good stop over still as we got to meet lots of lovely people who gave us advice for the trip across the top of Australia. Next stop - Seisia (the OTHER side of Cape York!) . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
Hartley’s crocodile farm just outside Port Douglas was awesome. 😁 . We spent the day there learning about crocodiles and I am still (appropriately!) scared of them. They are killing machines - will not be swimming at all now as we head further north. . We showed the experts at the park our video of a croc at Hinchinbrook. Afte he stopped laughing he said we did the right thing getting out of there at top speed. 😬 . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway #crocodile
Close encounter with a salt water crocodile! (Best viewed with sound on 🔊) . After anchoring in Gayundah Creek on Hinchinbrook Island we decided to go for a dinghy explore. Didn’t get far as we noticed a crocodile sunning itself on the banks of the creek not 70 metres from Steely and only 20 metres from us in our inflatable dinghy!😬 . I definitely won’t win any bravery awards with my first ever sighting of a crocodile on the wild. You may need to cover your ears due to my “squeal”! 🤣 . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
The most amazing whale experience ever. 🐳 . Pete and I were returning from Townsville to Magnetic Island when we came across momma whale teaching baby whale how to breach. Momma whale would go first and then baby whale would give it a go. . Baby whale got the hang of it quickly and looked like it was having a great time. We were trying to keep our distance but they kept swimming towards us. We ended up have to speed up to get out of their way! . It really was the most spectacular experience and the memory will stay for a long time. . #sailing #sailor #sailaway #sailinglife #sailingboat #sailingyacht #yacht #yachting #yachtlife #boat #boats #boating #boatlife #liveaboard #lifeaboard #ketch #cruising #ocean #sea #nature #instatravel #travelgram #adventure #wanderlust #photooftheday #instagood #awesome #travelblogger  #lifeunderway
a glimpse of our hard work to choose the right snapchat filter during night check underway....
I really don't like being underway for 54 days without seeing land BUT this. This is gorgeous. #lifeunderway #54days #sailorlife #saltlife #itssobeautiful #sunsets ❤️⚓️
Everybody say hello to my new baby, Nessy:) god is fucking awesome! With hard work and determination anything can be achieved. #blessed #onmyway #lifeunderway #nomoreshittycar #newcar
Dear SBI, I miss you. Love always, J #radiosilencefishing #lifeunderway #santabarbaraisland
Caribbean bound! St. Marrten we comin for you! #ILostMyCookiesAndMySeaLegs #AreWeThereYet #PirateDiet ✌️⚓️🚽