Romantic picnic on top of Bugess Island.

A paradise called Mokohinau

“Wich part did impress you most?” people keep on asking the two of us after our cruise from the Bay of Plenty to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The answer comes as quickly as simultaneously: The Mokohinau (Pokohinu) Islands – a paradise for those who love solitude, the sights of sh curiously checking … Continue reading A paradise called Mokohinau

We found this heart shaped sponge on a beach walk in Papamoa.

How to date a change-maker*

The sun was setting down over the dunes in Papamoa in New Zealand´s Bay of Plenty. It had been romantic evening - one of the evenings you have to pinch yourself to realize it was real. After a walk on the beach, we were having a picnic in the sand, hidden away from the curious … Continue reading How to date a change-maker*

6 weeks sailing in New Zealand: A sea trial

"In six weeks you can singlehandedly sail Kahu", T.A. said to me. His infinite optimism keeps on surprising me. It is both encouraging as well as putting me under pressure from time to time: I should learn to navigate the boat on my own in just six weeks? We will see. Six weeks was not … Continue reading 6 weeks sailing in New Zealand: A sea trial

Coming back to Kahu makes our heart jump.

Finding the right vessel 

Some long black coffees, an idea and two individuals - that´s all we had when we sat in the coffee shop and decided to sail around New Zealand and connect with coastal communities to promote marine restoration.  Quite clearly, there were critical items missing: We needed a vessel to make Nomad Ocean Project a reality. When … Continue reading Finding the right vessel