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2022
19
Sep

Sailing towards the Horizon

We published the book about our journey aboard SY Pitufa last month and it was immediately available in the US, but there were some initial delivery problems in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Now it’s available for all our fans and readers on their local Amazon site!!

2022
17
Sep

A day at the races

Musket Cove Regatta is happening this week here on Malolo Island (Fiji) with a variety of events and we’re in the middle of it, taking pictures and writing an article for Boating NZ! Great weather, tons of boats and lots of fun!

2022
12
Sep

Back in Fiji

We flew out with hand luggage only and return with lots of goodies! All went well despite our bulky, creatively packed baggage (even though we got asked a few times whether we were transporting a headless body)

2022
09
Sep

Hurricane Kay

We’re in San Diego now to visit friends and hurricane Kay has picked the same week to visit… It’s not a strong storm, but still the closest we’ve ever been to a hurricane. Fortunately we haven’t sailed here, so we don’t have to worry about preparing the boat! Pitufa’s safe and sound in Fiji

2022
05
Sep

Sightseeing in Austria

After having spent so much time away it was great to see the beauty of Austria with the eyes of a tourist. Historical towns, mindboggling mountains, clear lakes–Austria is indeed a wonderful place View of Salzburg:

2022
25
Aug

Article on DIY Waterproofing

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: A Waterproof Recipe, Boating New Zealand, August 2022. Read the online version of this article.

2022
24
Aug

Croatia

We’re spending a week on my Dad’s powerboat in Croatia! Beautiful bays and stunning historical towns–yesterday we visited lovely, little Rovinj…

2022
23
Aug

Read the first two chapters of “Sailing Towards the Horizon”

The first orders are coming in on Amazon. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it! I kept adding chapters as we were travelling along to have a direct, fresh narration of our adventures. You can read the first two chapters on Amazon to see if you like my my style!

2022
17
Aug

Stop-over in Vienna

We took a direct Austrian Airlines flight from L.A. to Vienna (good service, but no masks on the plane–not even the flight attendants!!) and spent a day there (thanks Gerdsch!!). Austria’s capital with its beautiful historical buildings is quite impressive when viewed with Pacific islander eyes

2022
13
Aug

Stop-over in LA

Pitufa remains in Fiji, but her crew has gone walkabout! We’ve just spent two program-packed days in LA, doing aaaalll the tourist fun locations. Thank you Kristi for being such a wonderful host and tour guide!!!

2022
08
Aug

“Sailing towards the Horizon” is available on Amazon!!

The book about our first years cruising aboard our Pitufa is now available as paperback, ebook and hardcover. Come aboard and read about our beginner’s mistakes, fun adventures, wonderful encounters–experience the ups and downs of the cruiser’s lifestyle with us! 331 gripping, entertaining pages Click here to see more info and to read the first two chapters.

2022
05
Aug

Article in Boating NZ: Water in the Bilge!

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Wet Bilges, Boating New Zealand, July 2022. Read the online version of this article.

2022
04
Aug

New Pearl Creations!!

I’ve had a creative phase and made new necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings! All my designs are made with black Pearls (often called Tahiti Pearls) from the Gambier Islands. Just write an email/PM, if you are interested! Click here to see more pictures.

2022
23
Jul

Photos of Vanua Balavu

2022
23
Jul

Guests in Lomati

Cruising in Fiji you can’t just anchor somewhere and do your own thing, you’re supposed to visit the main village of the island, introduce yourself to the chief, bring a present (sevusevu, a bundle of kava) and then you’re accepted in the village and allowed to roam around ashore and in the coastal waters. In guide books and on the internet we read how-to’s and… Continue reading »

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