In this episode, Returning back to Nandji after a quick trip to Bali, we had the froth to go sailing! We have been eyeing off an atoll 400 nautical miles away for the past year! We have been trying our hardest to get there and finally the time has come when we can set some sails and head towards this attol oasis. Needing to travel through the islands, it is hard to pass up stopping at places to play. This place is just too much fun!!!
In this episode, We head out for our first big sail since returning to the boat. We had been labouring over fixing and cleaning everything ready to go, but before we take Nandji on an extended journey, let's first see if everything is working. With a group of islands 25 nautical miles away, the perfect destination for a test sail.
In this episode, we have been busy sorting and repairing Nandji after our time back in Australia. It has been a long week of preparation, but with a boat ready to sail, its time for a shake down and see if everything is working! This anchorage has been a wonderful protected place to hide away, with some crazy squalls blowing through the anchorage, it was nice to be somewhere protected. With a friendly fisherman dropping by daily to offer up his catch, we ate well and Bonita got to practice cleaning fish! WHAT A WOMEN!!
In this episode, we are busy organising, cleaning and fixing everything on Nandji to get her back ready to sail once again. Surprisingly, Nandji is in great condition and there are only a couple of minor issues to fix. One of those problems though is the outboard engine. Yosh is busy scratching his brain figuring out the cure whilst Bonita is busy cleaning the winches and giving them a grease. Nandji is nearly ready to sail, but hold on. Where's Marley?
In this episode, our time in Australia has come to an end. We finally got home to visit our family and friends and introduce our daughter to everyone after 2.5 years away. The last couple of months have flown by but Nandji is calling. This is the longest time we had ever been away from our boat. The long flight delays and difficulty in overseas was all worth it as we set feet back onboard our home. I wonder what surprises she has in store!!
In this episode, we are sailing north through thew West Sumatran Islands of Indonesia on our way to the Telos Islands. Sailing with an 11 month old baby onboard has its difficulties but it also comes with great rewards. We discover an amazing little island too good to pass up and have to stop to check it out. With a 3 day sailing passage, this is how we sail with a baby!
In this episode, we continue our exploration deep into the Southern Mentawai Islands. With our crew member Max from the Youtube channel Max & Occy onboard, the froth levels are high as we score one of the best waves in the area all to ourselves. Sailing to us is about the discovery of new places and we like to seek out as many of those as we can! Non stop sailing and surfing, then the need to hide away from weather regularly means we are on the move A LOT. After a couple weeks of living the dream., it is time to do some maintenance to bring Nandji back up to speed. Nothing like teachiing crew about sailing then scrubbing the decks!!
We welcome a new crew member onboard Nandji. A fellow youtuber from the channel Max and Occy, moves into the V-berth. We head south into the remote Mentawai islands in search for some seclusion and crowdless surf. An area that used to be hectic with boat charters paying big dollars, is now a hidden remote quite paradise, just like it was 30 years ago. We have some glorious sailing, followed by rough weather, but we scored some amazing waves!!
Check out our BLOG on www.sailuniverse.com
Gain access to the treasure chest by becoming a Patron!