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Memories at FaraWaypoints
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How do you summarize a voyage that lasted fourteen years? Since our return to New York many have asked about our journey - the experiences, the challenges, the highlights. It is difficult to put into words, it would take a whole book to adequately express... So until that happens, we will be posting a gallery of photos that capture our most significant memories with Dream Time. We hope you enjoy them. And for those still sifting through the pages of zeroXTE and sharing your thoughts, thank you for all your emails and support!





A Hard Road
Memories at FaraWaypoints: December 16, 2019
Cape Verde, Africa

Remarkably, this local farmer ascends Monte Verde every few days. When we met him, on a particularly steep incline, he was pushing his trusty mule up the black cobbled road. Without this encouragement, he said, they would never reach his crops. Read our December 16th, 2019 entry >






A Crook Hook in Cook
Memories at FaraWaypoints: June 2, 2018
Cook Town, Australia

After striking a reef, Captain Cook careened a damaged Endeavor up a muddy, crocodile and mosquito infested estuary to make repairs. 248 years later, almost to the day, Dream Time anchored in the very same inlet. We arrived undamaged but departed with a broken pulpit, Our repairs would have to wait until Darwin, over one thousand nautical miles away. Read our June 2nd, 2018 entry >







Navigating Indonesia

Memories at FaraWaypoints: September 1, 2018
Bali, Indonesia

Charts for Indonesia often serve more as a vague guideline rather than a tool for accurate navigation. Not all reefs are surveyed, whole islands are omitted, inaccuracies can register not in mere meters but miles, and our electronic charts regularly display Dream Time charging up a hillside when approaching an anchorage... Read our September 1st, 2018 entry >







Save the Dog!
Memories at FaraWaypoints: September 9, 2017
Lady Musgrave, Australia

When anchored in Lady Musgrave Dream Time relayed a Mayday for a stricken fishing boat caught on the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian coast guard requested our help so using our dinghy, we evacuated the captain, the crew, and their dog, Stubby (Australian slang for beer can), from the floundering vessel. Sporting a snug life jacket complete with an emergency strobe light, carrying handle and his clipped on 'tucker bowl', Stubby, who could be heard wailing inside the hull, was the first to abandon ship. The captain, understandably, was reluctant to leave both his home and his livelihood behind. Read our September 9th, 2017 entry >







Return To Paradise
Memories at FaraWaypoints: June 28, 2011
Raivavae, French Polynesia

We had just completed our second longest passage, 2,555 nautical miles, 24 days at sea, sailing from New Zealand 'uphill' back to Tahiti. Besides the 30 foot seas, a gale and a broken forestay (the photo above shows our headsail lashed to the starboard lifelines), it was an uneventful passage. Read our June 28th, 2011 entry >







Let's Build A Bar!
Memories at FaraWaypoints: June 8, 2013
Fakarava, French Polynesia

An impressive storm system brought debris and wreckage to the shores of Fakarava and what began as a simple clean-up operation turned into a Robinson Crusoe construction project complete with a swinging bar, coconut palm tables, stools and benches. Read our June 8th, 2013 entry >






Molto Bene!
Memories at FaraWaypoints: June 3, 2019
Amalfi, Italy

Discussing the weather with an Italian fisherman. One day we will cross the Atlantic, return to the Mediterranean and spend another season (or two) exploring the Amalfi coast, the Aeolian Islands and Sicily. Besides, we've got new friends there that we'd love to see. Read our June 3rd, 2019 entry >



 


Lone Rider
Memories at FaraWaypoints: June 17, 2012
Toau, French Polynesia

French Polynesia was our cruising highlight - for over two years we explored remote, unspoiled tropical atolls and islands in the heart of the South Pacific. There has been nowhere else quite like it. Read our June 17th, 2012 entry >







Ni Vanuatu Kustom
Memories at FaraWaypoints: June 15, 2015
Avokh Island, Vanuatu

After weathering a gale in Norfolk Island we arrived in Vanuatu just two months after super cyclone Pam devastated many areas of the archipelago. We sailed north through the chain, delivering bags of roofing nails, hammers and saws to some of the most affected villages. We also stopped in Pelonk village and were lucky enough to witness a traditional smol nambas ceremony. Read our June 15th, 2015 entry >

 





Sevusevu
Memories at FaraWaypoints: July 17, 2010
Savusavu, Fiji

We were summoned to meet the village chief in Nabouwalu Bay (we thought we were in trouble) it turned out she was just curious to meet us. She was 93 years old (her younger sisters were 90 and 80-something). We took photos, and the next day presented a framed print for the family. It was the only photo they would possess of the sisters together. As a deep show of their gratitude, the family later presented us with an elaborate tapa. Read our July 17th, 2010 entry >






Independence
Memories at FaraWaypoints: July 9, 2012
Tahanea, French Polynesia

Our independence, freedom, and the security we felt that came from our self-reliance were among the most valuable discoveries we made on our long voyage around the world. Here Dream Time rests in an uninhabited atoll, 250 square nautical miles of paradise, in the middle of the South Pacific, that we had entirely to ourselves. Read our July 9th, 2012 entry >








Close Encounter

Memories at FaraWaypoints: August 20, 2010
Yasawas, Fiji

From the Tuamotus to Tonga we searched for the illusive giant manta ray. But it was during our third year of cruising, while exploring the western island chain of Fiji, that we had our close encounter. Read our August 20th, 2010 entry >