We decided to help sail Roam back as far as Tonga, a distance of about 2000 miles, which would then leave just the leg back to New Zealand - John Hoult
Selling my car, leaving my job and going sailing changed my life in many ways. For years despite doing things that I thought were right I had been unknowingly harming my health. I’m sharing with you a probably too detailed description of my personal health journey, so for those who are not interested in how I brewed a hormonal health storm and then improved my health and well being skip to the end for a long story short - Liss
We did it we crossed the ditch, 1828 nautical miles from St Helens to Sydney Sydney to Opua. It was just Michael and I, our longest passage yet and not once did we come close to an argument, I think that is an accomplishment in its self.
With our fifth Bass Strait crossing out of the way we spent a little time in Sydney before yet again sailing upwind for our first Tasman crossing .
There is so Much of Tasmania that I had never ventured into before. With no expectations of the South and South West Coast, we were itching to find out whats hiding down there, to disappear out of phone reception, off the grid. This may be as close as I will possibly ever get to an untouched wilderness....Liss
Spending some time on home turf is always nice. Growing up on a farm I don't mind getting my hands dirty....Liss
What better way to learn to sail then sailing across the Bass Strait right?
Sensibly, It’s probably not the best idea to tackle the Bass Strait for your first ocean passage experience as a complete novice to sailing. In my case I could not have asked for a better first REAL sailing experience....Liss
It's go time ... The tender gets lowered, the boards come out of the surf locker wet suits are on. Roland has to borrow my board (which is actually my sisters board that I am borrowing shhhh) It's a beginner board and floats REALLY well , so Roland is bound to have fun trying to duck dive under the dumping little barrels...Liss