No Autopilot? No Problem. (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 67

I must say, the beginning of our 236nm sail from Niue to Vava’u – Tonga was a bit of a downer, considering the auto pilot had once again stopped working and this meant we would be hand steering for 2 days. Any old salt would have probably just stayed in Niue until it was fixed, but us kids decided to …

The Beautiful Sound of Whale Song (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 66

Niue, one of the most unique places we have ever stumbled across. You can drive around the whole island in just over an hour and the ocean that guards it, is absolutely filled with Humpback Whales! We hangout with Pinky, a nice local lady and get a real taste for island life. A big congrats and thanks to our patrons …

Drone Fail on La Vagabonde!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 65

Follow Riley on Twitter: @Sailing_LaVaga WELL it was bound to happen. Boats and drones don’t really mix well, do they? How do you even fly a drone of a rocking monohull? Or you just don’t? Anyway. Join us on our 140nm sail from the magical Beverage Reef to Niue. We see our first Humpback Whales, and have a whale of …

Who Knew A Place Like This Ever Existed! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 64

  Wow wow and wow. We navigated through two reefs using an old chart we had found on the internet. Mix that with an overcast day and we were sorta pushing it… but we made it to the inside of Beveridge Reef! Completely uninhabited, with the clearest blue water you’ll ever see (even on an overcast day) and some now …

Putting New Sails to the Test (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 63

We got new sails! We put them to the test and the start to our sail to Niue (590nm west across the Pacific Ocean) was a rough one. Poor Julian was as sea sick as they come and couldn’t go down below for most of the trip (I’m telling you, coffee is the devil when the seas are high!). We …