Thank you for your interest in our travels and stories of life afloat. John and I began our cruising lives together in 2011 and since then have continued to pursue our dreams of a life “unencumbered and free.”*
While the joke runs that John does it for the sailing and Kia does it for the travel, in truth travel by boat is an incredible way for one to live a very simple, focused life undiluted by the clutter and clatter of our developed-industrialized world. I hope that our stories convey some of the simple joys of the cruising life and highlight the fantastic cultural experiences that are exchanged along the way.
Welcome to sv.atea.com. Step aboard – I hope you enjoy the ride!
*Atea: A Maori word meaning unencumbered and free. There is much truth and many ironies in this reference to our cruising life, as anyone who has owned a boat can appreciate.