Posts Tagged ‘Wonderland’

How to land a crewing job at sea

How to land a crewing job at sea

My article was originally published on Meet Plan Go! As I knock, knock, knocked on the window of a sleek catamaran with a shiny teak deck, I wondered, is this appropriate behavior? Had I been visiting a house, I would have knocked on the front door, but climbing aboard seemed intrusive. No one emerged from below deck. […]

Kitesurfing Offshore – Minerva Reef

Kitesurfing Offshore – Minerva Reef

Check out Thomas’ video from Minerva Reef where we went kitesurfing in the middle of the South Pacific! Read about How to kitesurf offshore by launching from a yacht!

Toilet Tales in Wonderland

Toilet Tales in Wonderland

I had anxiety about the toilet situation aboard Wonderland after the captain showed me a large mason jar she uses to pee inside and dump overboard. She also had an assortment of “she wees” a portable urinary device advertised to allow women to “stand up and take control.” There was a toilet onboard but she […]

How to kitesurf offshore – Minerva Reef

How to kitesurf offshore – Minerva Reef

Learned Something New Today: How to kitesurf offshore by launching from a yacht!   Before arriving at Minerva Reefs we were unsure if we would have the opportunity to explore the two submerged atolls that belong to Tonga. Discovered in 1829 when the whaler vessel Minerva struck the reef and was shipwrecked for weeks. Our captain […]

Sailing Adventures in Wonderland: 16 day Ocean Passage New Zealand to Tonga

Sailing Adventures in Wonderland: 16 day Ocean Passage New Zealand to Tonga

“Which sheet do you pull to take in the jib?” Captain Evi asked me. As I looked at the multitude of ropes, a mix of solid colors and patterns across the rainbow I felt a sense of confusion and dread. “This one?” I guessed, grabbing hold of a white rope with red dashes. She frowned […]

And we’re off! Setting sail for Tonga today

And we’re off! Setting sail for Tonga today

Today we set sail for the beginning of our South Pacific sailing adventure! We awoke to a beautiful rainbow which I hope is a sign for good weather to come. We are departing from the Bay of Islands, New Zealand for a 1200 mile, 10-day voyage to Tonga (could be longer if weather permit us […]

Evi in Wonderland

Evi in Wonderland

In my last post FEMALE CREW ONLY,  I spoke to the challenges we had in our search for a boat to sail to the South Pacific. We are happy to announce that we found our boat and have a cool lady captain! But before I tell you all about Wonderland (the 40 ft sloop yacht we will […]

FEMALE Crew Only!?!?

FEMALE Crew Only!?!?

I thought finding a boat to sail to the South Pacific would be easier than it actually turned out to be. My confidence  a result of receiving emails from captains who saw my profile on crew finding websites and were interested in me joining their boat despite the fact that I had very little sailing […]

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