This is long overdue…. In fact it is almost a year overdue, but that’s the benefit of being quarantined during a pandemic. Last summer, Ahab starting rounding up to 100 as he crested into the big 5-0. We are fortunate to live out in the middle of freaking nowhere, which is also just a short …Read More
“Nothin’ But the Best”
After a long winter’s hibernation down under, WIDAGO is finally wet again. Ahab, along with with Brothers Moseley, Wise Terry, and Admiral Pawpaw – are setting out on a bro-cation upon the Great Barrier Reef. This trip has been on the books for quite some time, and now is finally here. WIDAGO’s original crew …Read More
Pollywog to Shellback…
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.
WIDAGO White Water Adventure: Prequel
Oh we had such a plan….such a glorious, well organized, perfectly planned plan…. but to know it we must travel back in time…..
NOLS: Summer 2017
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
Watch Standing: Free Labor on the Open Seas
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
WIDAGO Down Under!
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
Crossing the Coral Sea
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