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David McKay from Diomedea
If you see Diomedea up the coast do say hello. We are from Australia also and currently cruising the Lofotens. You might also see Freydis, another Aussie flag boat who will be heading south toward you.
July 9, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Christina Skytte from SIF
Dear Cat and Mark
I heard you on the radio this morning (Radio 24/7) and could understand that you have become parents. Congratulations! That is amazing news and so nice to hear. We hope You are doing well all three of you and that winter has not been to hard on you. We do have very long, cold and dark winters in DK. But now spring is finally showing and we can start sailing again :-) I send greetings to You and your little girl from the whole family. Best wishes Christina & Søren
May 1, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
Robert Whyte from Angels Wings
Just read your blog on the Kimberlies trip and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for the effort of producing it. Lots of information for us as my wife and myself are going there from Perth with our catamaran for the first time leaving this May. I also am concerned about provisioning and fueling in Broome. Could you please give us the name of the person you mention in the blog who you hired the mooring and four wheel drive vehicle from as this would be a huge help.
Thank you very much and good luck with your travels.
March 18, 2017, 3:57 a.m.
Brendan Bradley from Kita
Hi. I enjoyed reading you Darwin to Broome logs. We plan to be doing the same run in April (weather permitting). Would like to ask you a couple of quick questions
Feb. 27, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Per Christiansen from S/Y Sirena
Hi Cat and Mark
Has she arrived or does she still hide inside Cat?
We just want to thank you for your awesome presentation of your journey and live. Just how we would like to live. You might find it interesting to see our NC going close to the wind.
Feb. 16, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Brian Clark from Canada
Just want to wish you both a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year! With a baby on the way, 2017 will be very memorable for you.
Dec. 24, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Jeannette en Hajo de Boer from Sirena
thinking of you! How are you? How is babygirl? We want pregnancypictures!!!
Are you planned to go to Australie after the baby is born, or will you be around? We will love to come to you when the baby is there! You do need a dehumidifier If the air in your boat is humid a temprature of 22 celcius will still feel cold.
Nov. 26, 2016, 8:46 p.m.
Kjeld Pedersen from Double Joy
Dear Catherine and Mark
Welcome to Denmark.
I've read a number of your logs and it is very interesting for us. My wife Ulla and I have retired a bit early and are now preparing for our life's biggest adventure, a circumnavigation. We will cast off the lines middle may 2017 and sail south and participate in the ARC+ 2017 crossing the Atlantic in November from Las Palmas to Saint Lucia.
Afterwards we will sail the Caribic for 5-6 month and then cross the Pacific and end up in Thailand.
Now we come to my point!
We are just now discussing if we should have the boat transported with a Carrier from Thailand to Greece or we should sail south of Africa and back home!
We are a little worried about sailing south of Africa ( monster waves! ) and would like to meet some with experience in sailing from Australia to Denmark which you have done!
We would therefore like to meet you some time during the winter to hear about your experiences in this matter if you will share your experience with us.
We are living 20km north of Aarhus, but this issue is so important for us that we happily travel to Copenhagen for a talk with you.
You can see our web-site, but the english text isn't full, but then you can practice your danish as well... :-)
Ulla and Kjeld Pedersen
Nov. 13, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Jan Drury from Namaste 5
Congrats on the baby news! Another grandchild for Grant and Anne to cherish :)
Oct. 18, 2016, 12:48 a.m.
Hi Cat! You are one amazing women!! I envy your out side the box life :-) :-) :-) I love your blog and I wish you many more adventures. Feel free to invite me on your boat!!
Sept. 24, 2016, 11:40 p.m.
Warren & Maria Elzinga from Nightfly
Welcome in Holland!!
Last week we were at Sixhaven, now we are on the IJsselmeer in Enkhuizen. Lovely town for a stop...but there are so many!! This Sunday we will have our "coming back home" party. Big hug
July 13, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Frank Davis from Local Knowledge
Thanks for the inspiring message you sent the Nauticat Group. We winter on Local Knowledge, a 30-ft motorsailor in the Bahamas, but dream of cruising further some day on a 38-ft Nauticat. Thanks for answering many of my internal questions.
June 6, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Karsten Kristiansen from Antrimp
Hi Cat and Mark
Read your interesting log. Are you still heading for Denmark? ETA?
Drop a line if I can help.
Have a NC 38 myself af Nappedam nearby Aarhus and we´ll all like to welcome an help your "up here".
June 6, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Muq and Saf, Mike and Sophie Jongenelen from Pearl Beast
Hey Guys, Great to see that your still sailing!! Beautifull Well if you guys come across the Netherlands you're welcome to stay.
And can't believe you guys are married!! hahaa thought Mark wouldn't do that!! hahaha
June 1, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Birgit & Karl Karl from African Affair
great to read that you made it - apparently this time without any major problems...
Hope to see you soon in good old Europe!!!!
All the best for the last little leg to come...
Birgit & Karl
May 9, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
Brenda Russell from Ashymakaihken
Tuletar and Crew are making good time. The Atlantic is always kind, so enjoy your landfall at Ascension, and we'll follow your travels. Ash & Brenda
April 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
David and Joan Walker
Thank you for a great time of drinks and snacks before you set off from Simonstown. I see that you made it to Saldanha Bay. Happy sailing!
March 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Alec Holmes from STEFANIJA
Hey Mark and Cat, here's to a happy new year. I just spoke with Jim Merton and he said you were a long way from the Swan River....! Maybe we can catch up in the Med. when you get there, it's not far from where you are now. (ha ha just joking)
We are on "STEFI" at Kas Marina in Turkey from May 2016 til October 2016. All the best, cheers Alec
Jan. 1, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Philipp Schadendorf from With the fishing rod around the World
Hey Guys, how are you doing?
Just thought about sending some good wishes and a lot of "peri heil" to you ;-)
Dec. 15, 2015, 8:55 p.m.
Dave Dellar from sv JAYSKY
followed the link to your blog from Zen Again. Live in Durban and will be watching your progress
Aug. 20, 2015, 7:12 p.m.
Hugh Nankivell from Georgia
Hi Mark and Catherine, Robyn and I had morning tea with Grant and Anne yesterday. I sent you an email to let you know we will be following your blog and look forward to meeting you both when you arrive at Christmas Island. We also received your mobile number from Roger and Julie (Clawdette). We are in Perth at present, but will be flying back to Christmas Island on Tuesday (25th), so I am not sure if we will be there before you. Please give me a call on mobile 0409 991 952 once you settle in. All the best,Hugh
Aug. 20, 2015, 8:42 a.m.
Karl, Becca, Sofia & Blake Hittinger from Windarra
Hey guys just missed y'all in Darwin. Heading Westabout to Cocos, Madagascar and SA in a week or so. See ya along the way? Congrats on the nuptials???? Stay in touch.
July 21, 2015, 6:23 a.m.
Tina Wittber from Okley Dokley
Hi guys, looks like you are having a fabulous time and making forever memories! Can't wait to hear all the stories over a bottle a red. Keep having fun. x
June 3, 2015, 4:40 a.m.
Pat & Colin Ratliff
Can we come and visit you on Friday 17th April in Russell.?
April 13, 2015, 8:50 p.m.
Linked your reviews to our Anchorages.
Would love you to share all your anchorage reviews for fellow mariners.
Good Anchorage Team
Jan. 20, 2015, 8:37 a.m.
Phil Cook from The good ship WGE
I am so jealous - it looks like you are having a fantastic time. Travel safe and talk again soon.
Jan. 20, 2015, 12:48 a.m.
Philipp Schadendorf from With the fishing rod around the World
Hello Cat & Marc,
CONGRATULATIONS for the awesome mahi mahi!!! ;-)
Had a great time in NZ and im just sitting in a nice Café in Byron Bay, starting to learn surfing tomorrow ;-)
Thank you once more for the time we spent together and save travels!!!!
P.s.: Be in Tonga/Fidschi/Tuvalu/Hawaibetween the 01.10 and 30.10
Are you planning to be still around then?
All the best
Aug. 1, 2014, 6:46 a.m.
Brodie Price from Hunky-Dory
Hey Guys! I sent you an email, not sure if it reached you. Renaud and I are thinking of leaving Hunky-Dory. Wondering where you guys are and what your plans are? Would be great to catch up again. Safe Travels!
July 11, 2014, 8:57 p.m.
Billy Williams from Waimea
Hey mark and cat hope all is good .havent heard boo from you guys so drop us a line .
winters here you guys left in the nick of time .best wishes from me and vilma .....
June 23, 2014, 11:31 p.m.
Gerald Muir from James Mckerrow
Hi Cat, looks like you guys are having an amazing adventure on your beautiful yacht. We had an amazing epic adventure our selves on Doubtful Sounds 2 weeks ago when I ran in to you both & I managed to get some unforgettable footage on Go Pro in which I am putting together for an NZ docko on the Sounds. I would love to get this footage to you via You Tube Channel but I have misplaced your email address. So if you could send it to me that would be great so I can forward it to you to enjoy.
Good speed on your journey guys & stay safe.
Gerald Muir )<))))>
May 10, 2014, 10:40 p.m.
Julie Campbell from Flyer
Great to meet you spend some time with you both while you were waiting for repairs in Doubtful Sound. I'm sure you will remember your trip touring around the Sound with Billy with fond memories (haha!). Hope to catch up with you again if you make it back to this part of New Zealand again. Best of luck for your journeys further north.
April 25, 2014, 2:11 a.m.
Scott Pitman from Club Muriel
Go Team Tuuletar! Great progress guys. You should be arriving in NZ about now. Great work!!!
March 8, 2014, 6:51 a.m.
Grant and Anne Pitman from Coco
Congratulations on a successful passage from Hobart to Bluff. You've conquered the mighty Tasman and we're very proud of your achievements and perseverance. Love Mum and Dad
March 8, 2014, 3:38 a.m.
Ron Brooker from Roseanne
Another old fella saying "better to be bored on passage than scared"
Sounds like u are going just fine.Ron
March 4, 2014, 9:05 p.m.