News of: 02.08.2023, at 02:20:22 hrs

Next destination: South Africa

We have pondered for a long time about which route to take on our way back to Europe: the shorter path through the Red Sea or the longer route around the Cape of Good Hope, involving three additional ocean crossings. Ultimately, we have opted for the longer journey via South Africa. Along the way, while crossing the Indian Ocean to South Africa, we will visit the islands of Cocos Keeling, Mauritius, and Réunion.

The reasons for our decision lie, firstly, in the uncertain security situation in the Red Sea and along that route. Secondly, South Africa is, of course, a tourist destination that we much prefer over the often overcrowded tourist spots in the Mediterranean.


News of: 23.03.2023, at 23:59:30 hrs

Campaign Goal Achieved

With the generous help of our readers, we have today achieved campaign goal of raising the necessary funds to obtain a new drone. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this success and look forward to providing our readers with fantastic aerial footage.

The DJI Mini 2 drone was ordered today.


News of: 23.12.2022, at 07:19:43 hrs

Visit in Germany

The Christmas season is a very good opportunity to travel back to Germany in order to see our parents and our children, and also our good friends.


News of: 15.04.2022, at 07:00:00 hrs

Opening of the sea borders

Here in the South Pacific, countries are gradually opening their maritime borders. These include Fiji, Australia, New Caledonia and Indonesia. New Zealand has also announced that it will reopen its borders. Our involuntary stay in New Zealand, which has now lasted more than two years, will soon come to an end.


News of: 05.04.2022, at 21:14:13 hrs

Second New Zealnd circumnavigation completed

After 5 months and 3000 nautical miles we have completed our second circumnavigation of New Zealand. It was a great experience and we are deeply impressed by the beauty of the nature, especially in Steward Island and Fiordland.


News of: 15.01.2022, at 09:17:04 hrs

Start of a crowdfunding campaign for new drone

Our reader Heinz from Cologne called in a guestbook entry (only in German) for a crowdfunding campaign to finance a new drone: "Dear reader of this webpage: It would be a pity if we could not see any more of those phantastic arial images, taken from a drone. Let's start a crowdfunding campain to enable our friends to impress us with more exiting images from the birds perspective. I am making the first step and donate Euro 50.00. We wish you all a very good time. The tree fans from Cologne Renate, Philip Manuel and Heinz."


News of: 08.09.2021, at 07:10:28 hrs

Back to almost normal

New Zealand returns back to “live”, meaning lockdown is over. But there are still alert levels with precautions to prevent the high infectious Delta variant of the Corona virus to spread again. Only Auckland remains a bit longer in lockdown.


News of: 18.08.2021, at 06:00:00 hrs

Lockdown No.2

The Delta variant of the Corona Virus has reached New Zealand. Besides all strict measures at the boarder to prevent any virus spreading to the community one person got it and has spread it already to some close friends and co-workers. The government of NZ reacts fast and has issued the level 4 alert from today, which means lockdown for at least 3 days nation wide, more in the affected areas Auckland and Coromandel.


News of: 12.05.2021, at 02:08:49 hrs

New Zealand circumnavigated

We made it and finished our circumnavigation of New Zealand. Only very few cruisers are brave enough to sail down in the roaring forties. Our trip begun in Whangarei on November 13 l2020 and finishes on May 9 in 2021. From those 175 days we sailed on 90 days a total distance of 3140 nautical miles and stayed at 80 anchorages and in 6 marinas, where we explored those areas on foot.


News of: 19.12.2020, at 06:08:30 hrs

SuAn at the other end of the world

Further away from home than the south of New Zealand isn't possible. Even the Antarctica is closer to Germany.