In 2003, I was looking for a way to reflect on my life. I realised that travelling around the world might be just the way to remove myself from the everyday.
Owner SW95 Dharma (in 2003)
Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia, looked more like a ski resort than a port. We felt a little out of place, because the other 10 or so pleasure boats looked a bit different to ours and the crews were incredulous that such a pristine craft would be heading to Antarctica.
It was surreal. We were all silently drinking in this wonderful sight when, suddenly, about a mile away, a magnificent whale rose out of the sea. At sunset, a magical orange light lit up the icy, rocky inlets. We passed icebergs as big as islands, then spent a night in a bay ringed by enormous mountain peaks and woke to find ourselves surrounded by chunks of floating ice. Luckily, a chunk that was about half the size of the boat missed us at the last minute. Dharma captain
Sardinia is one of those rare places in the world where the air is clean, the mountains are still wild, the sea is crystal clear and the local people live to 100 years or more. The traditional dishes typically include no more than three or four ingredients; all produced on the island. And, of course, a bottle of locally made wine is always nearby. The classic Italian song Felicità – ‘happiness’ – sums up the Italian love affair with simple food. It’s a song about the joy to be found in a sandwich and a glass of wine. - Lady Owner SW82 Feelin’Good
Our anchorage in Motu Vaiorea is in crystal clear water 8 meters deep with the pounding surf on the outer reef just two hundred meters away. On the other side of us is a lush tropical jungle with white sand beaches and water so inviting to snorkel and dive. - Owner SW82 Feelin’Good