Here we are

2 August 2015

We’ve spent nearly a week here at Puteri Harbour Marina getting the boat ready for the next long leg of our journey.  We check out later today and leave tomorrow morning.  It will take us about a week to get to Sunda Strait, then we head to Cocos Keeling for our first stopover.  You can follow us on

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20 thoughts on “Here we are

  1. Hi Linda! I missed seeing you on your recent visit home. Amazing how life journeys unfold. I will send you an email so we can catch up!! So glad to see things are well and the adventures continue! Terri

  2. Dear linda, As always I am blown away by your pictures. I want to paint them all. I hope I have time to do so soon. You are both in my thoughts and prayers for auspicious seas. Love you, Cynthia

  3. Linda and Jim,
    I am constantly amazed and inspired by your adventurousness and guts! Linda – the photos are amazing and such a treat to view.

    Safe journey,
    Cristina Goulart

  4. Well you two sailors are looking pretty and happy – go get ’em.

    A note to me from Jacqui: “Yes, we are all moved in. Gosh, I LOVE this house. It’s so peaceful and pretty, and Molly has great style! And we’re getting along with the animals very well. I’ll call you soon and give you more details.”

  5. I’m not sure which pictures I like better, the beautiful scenery or the beautiful food. Is Jim working on his book “Eggs Bene of New Zealand”? Very exciting and enjoyable blog posts and pictures! Your succinct paragraph describing your 1200 mile journey to New Zealand had me laughing out loud. Well done you two.

  6. Hi Linda,
    So great to hear from you! Bel mentioned she had seen you recently and that you looked great. I’m assuming that this is a result of living a very textural and stimulating life as you fly across oceans. I am super pleased you responded to Yellow Wave and have considered possibly purchasing. I do have a potential buyer from Washington that is currently considering the dimensions and price. She should get back to me in the next day or so. If she decides not to purchase will definitely recontact you with dimensions and price. I’m deeply involved these days in the ceramic, sculpture process so it means a lot to me that you connected to my efforts. I would love to travel the world as you do but guess will have to settle with internal dreams manifested. When Bel returns from New Jersey, perhaps we can all get together. ( I think you are still on land). Take care, will let you know if piece becomes available. Ruby

    • hey lizzie, good to hear from you. i plan to keep updating the blog once i have something interesting to post. soon i hope.

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  8. Hi Linda,
    My email is not working here at the office so I can’t email you back. Can you email my co worker at so I can communicate with you. I got you all fixed up and dont want to get into details on this website :) Kathy

  9. Congratulations on arriving in Australia! Wow, I sure enjoyed all your posts and amazingly beautiful pictures. I once went SCUBA diving in Vanuatu (many years ago) and have always wanted to return by boat, so I really loved those posts and pictures. But the New Caledonia Rodeo and the open air market pics were also fantastic and colorful. You really have an artistic eye. I hope you got your windlass fixed, and I groaned when I read about the crazy Frenchman hitting you. All your fault…harrumph!

    • thanks for your comments Sylvia. repairs will be made here in Australia while we’re at home. what a huge country this is and we haven’t left Brisbane yet.

  10. Hi Linda and Jim — I’m Merrie Bergmann, first owner of Outbound hull #27 (then Adagio). I’m next to you in Airlie Beach Marina in Slip E9, on “Viking III.” Couldn’t believe it when we pulled in next to an Outbound! Give a shout if you have time. Fair winds —

  11. Linda, I hope you can contact me asap. Chessie is very ill; her prognosis isn’t good. She is anemic with a low platelet count and atypical lymphocytes in her liver. it may be cancer or liver failure or both; the vet isn’t sure yet if they’re connected. I’m leaving her there overnight for a blood transfusion and intestinal ultrasound to see if there’s a mass in her liver. This is going to cost about $1200 or more.
    She was perfectly normal until Saturday night (9/6) when she showed no interest in eating.Sunday morning and Sunday night she was under the bed and wouldn’t eat. This morning I hauled her out from under the chair and to took her Adobe, where she is now.

    If I don’t hear from you in 24 hours, I may have to have her put down. I’m so sorry.

    Susan (9/8/14)

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