About Us

I have been boring everyone for years about the Death Plan. Which is broadly that we all have limited time to do the more adventurous things in life and therefore we need to start now. Not in a few years or next year but now. 

We bought Juno in 2011 and sailed her to Mallorca in the Balearics over the summer. In 2012 we sailed to Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy and then west to the Canary Islands before we crossed the Atlantic as part of the ARC. Over the winter we sailed up the Caribbean islands from Grenada to the US Virgin Islands where we loaded Juno on a freighter and she was shipped back to Mallorca for the summer of 2013.

In 2014 we decided that the time had come to spread our wings a little further so we crossed the Atlantic again in November 2014 and in January 2015 we left St Lucia on the World ARC circumnavigation. Our route took us through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands, then through French Polynesia to Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu, finally making landfall on the Queensland coast of Australia in July 2015. 

We shipped Juno back from Australia on a freighter that delivered her back to Palma, Mallorca and after a minor refit over the winter we cruised the Greek Islands for the summer of 2016. 

Ever since we sailed to the South Pacific in 2015, we have been planning our return.  We loved the huge horizons, the friendly people, the tranquil waters and the peaceful way of life.  I feel that it is one of the few remaining wildernesses on our planet and at the current rate of globalisation it may be overrun within a generation. So we are going back.

Our plan is now to sail to Polynesia and leave our boat in Tahiti. During the gloomy English winters we aim to use Tahiti as a base to explore French Polynesia and its many islands. Most are deserted and all are beautiful. We may then move further west towards Tonga and Fiji, spending a few years to properly explore the Pacific. During the European summers we will base ourselves in Europe, leaving our boat in Tahiti. After that who knows?

Our beautiful Oyster is the best boat we could possibly have chosen to be our luxury home for crossing oceans and carrying us all safely and in great comfort to some amazing places. However she is too special to be left unattended in remote locations in the tropics for months at a time. So with a heavy heart we decided to sell Juno and we completed the sale just before Christmas 2017.

We bought our Catana 50 catamaran, now named Hera, in the spring of 2018 and we have spent the past 12 months refitting, modernising and repairing in the marina at Puerto Calero in Lanzarote in preparation for an Atlantic crossing in November 2019.

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