No, we don’t have an armada of boats. We are more the type of family that goes sailing young, which tends to mean, on the other side of this coin, we scratch our pennies together to get an extra square inch of safety or space or ideally both on a boat. Over the past ten years, we’ve owned four and sold three boats – each perfect for their purpose at the time. Mid 2021 we bought our second Moody (first one was a M425) – SY Da Capo. A Moody 44 that has been our home in the Caribbean ever since. She is a cozy centre cockpit, 4(!) cabin layout, amazing Moody community behind us and the right mix between comfort and safety and perfect for the 5 of us.
Having grown up and worked on and around boats, we started in our mid-twenties with our first own share in a Bavaria 37 on Sydney Harbour. Then in 2013 when this blog was started we sold the share together with everything else that didn’t fit into three big backpacks, and flew to Europe to buy our Happy Dancer, our Moody 425 in Kilada, Greece. A fantastic boat on which our boys grew up into boat kids, eternally looking for the horizon. They took their first steps, learnt their first words and climbed the mast before they could ride a bike. After three years cruising the Med, we sold Happy Dancer with plenty of tears in 2015 to head back home for the birth of child #3.
Whilst on land-break back in Australia, the above green (since 2020 white) Mottle 33′ was our much loved weekend home.
Namaste. Fair winds. Clean diesel. And always a smile on your face.