Yes, we both happen to have the same name of Kelly.
If you think that is strange, then would you believe our mothers’ names are Kathy and we both have brothers named Chris?
This is why you will see Kelly Girl all over this website. It helps to keep things straight.
Sailing The Waterhouse
Moorea, our 35′ Dufour Sloop, became our home after living on her for two years to save money for our world bound cruise. During this time we outfitted her for offshore sailing and got to know our boat. In fact the day we cut the dock lines, Moorea was more prepared for ocean sailing then we were since we had never sailed beyond the sight of land.
That is not to say we didn’t know how to sail. Kelly grew up sailing with his grandparents in San Francisco and he taught me how to sail in the Puget Sound. But sailing in the open ocean is another experience and one that is hard to describe. Some people hate it and others love it. We think it is freeing.
Sailing over 35,000 nautical miles & visiting 30 countries
Our voyage was more than a sailing adventure. It taught us to appreciate each other. We had to work as a team to accomplish simple tasks like cooking as the boat jerked from the ocean swell or navigating through narrow channels. There were some situations that challenged us, but we managed through them.
Trini, our new Waterhouse
Many people move to Phoenix to retire. We came here for opportunity. A few years in the desert with our goals accomplished here, we are ready to start the second half of our voyage by fixing up Trini. She is a 42 foot, Whitby built in 1980. She has a solid hull and upgraded systems on board, like an air conditioner and freezer (that doesn’t work yet.) Her teak’s varnish is pealing away, mold was forming on the cabin wood and was left dockside to wither away. Now we have the opportunity to bring her back and ready her for another adventure.
Interested on where we went? To view our destinations and photos, click here.