This rarely captured footage of King Neptune was found in the WIDAGO archives. Explore the unique transformation of crew mates from Pollywogs to Trusty Shellbacks as they made their virgin crossing of the Equator.
Oh we had such a plan….such a glorious, well organized, perfectly planned plan…. but to know it we must travel back in time…..
William spent two weeks in the Wyoming Wilderness with the National Outdoor Leadership School. no soap no iPhone no TP (although he says the snow was very refreshing) He captured all the photos/videos (except the ones he was in). Came home a few inches taller, a bit hungry & tired, and hopefully with some new …Read More
Long passages on a family boat are great opportunities for sailors to catch up on their sleep deprivation. Utilizing the wide ranging skills of young sailors catching a free ride across the big blue ocean is one way to mitigate those days and weeks of semi-conscious partially hallucinogenic moments in between your forty-five minute …Read More
Hmmmm….where did summer go? As I slide face first into the final day of Labor Day Weekend, I have come to the realization that I spent the summer experiencing rather than documenting. After re-reading my last post (gasp – that was in early July), I have a lot of holes to fill in. Rather than …Read More
After a brisk passage from Vanuatu across the Coral Sea, WIDAGO safely arrived in Queensland, Australia last night. Upon entering the Great Barrier Reef, we had a hundred mile motor into light winds, guided by pods of migrating humpbacks, sea snakes, and bottlenose dolphins – an absolutely spectacular finish to a difficult, less than favorite, …Read More
Day 4 underway on our passage from Vanuatu to Australia. We crossed into Australian waters after breakfast this morning, and now have just over 300 miles to the Great Barrier Reef. Not gunna sugar-coat, this passage has been a bit of a doozy. Winds have been consistently in the mid to upper 20s, just abaft …Read More
After a beam reach, brisk winded three day passage from Fiji, WIDAGO arrived upon the shores of Tanna, a remote island in the Vanuatu group, a thousand miles east of Australia. In Port Resolution (named after Captain Cook tucked into this anchorage on his fine ship, H.M.S. Resolution, in 1774), we were greeted by local fisherman …Read More
If you can swing it, definitely put Bora Bora on the “Bucket List”. We had an awesome two weeks on the hook hanging with another Leopard family boat. Beautiful (and sweaty) hikes, Tackle SUP surfing, crystal clear snorkeling. In the land of a gazillion thatch tiki huts over the water, I still think experiencing Bora …Read More
….I mean, seriously, do you really need a reason? Bare with me folks, just a bit of venting today….. So the last few weeks WIDAGO has gone cold and dark to the interstices of the internet. About a month ago we had one of those days. Those sad bad news days. Some of you good people …Read More
*** This a is re-post….for those who missed the first try without the video **** Prior to our Florida departure, Ahab could’ve been called Santiago as he honed his sport fishing skills for nearly a decade. During those long lonely weekends I spent as a boat widow, Ahab was off “working really hard” at these …Read More