The start

It was a shake down cruise, a chance to get to know the boat properly, but it turned out so much more than that ……

First family time. After Ben’s accident it was wonderful to spend some time together with him and Sarah and their friend Beccy on Bali Hai.

Ben, Sarah and Beccy on Whitsunday Island
Sarah makes friends with a cockatoo at Nara Inlet
Ben and Sarah overlooking stunning Whitehaven Beach

Into the Blue

After a break from cruising of almost 30 years, my husband Jonathan and I are about to sail off into the sunset – this time to the wonderful islands of Indonesia. While we do expect dramas, tough times and even moments when we feel it’s all a big mistake, we also know we will learn so much about the natural world, about the people of Indonesia and others we meet on the way, about ourselves and about each other. We will see wonders, enjoy the salt air and the sense of freedom, marvel at crazy star lit nights and feel the wind in our hair.

But first things first – top of the list, take delivery of the boat. After five years on charter in the Whitsunday Islands Bali Hai is all ours!

Our yacht Bali Hai