Adventures

Crossing the Southern Ocean

Shortly before 18:00 on January 15, The World sailed out of Hobart. First up was a brief pitstop at Port Arthur. A few days before, when the ship sailed down to Hobart, one of her 2 anchors literally got stuck…

The Expedition Team

The Expedition Team maintain a blog with all the goings on during the Expedition, and, there’s a link where you can track position of The World: Expedition Tracker. An introduction to the Expedition Team: Rob McCallum – Expedition Leader. Rob…

24 hours in Hobart

Thursday to Saturday, January 12 – 14, 2017 It was a long haul, commencing on Thursday January 12th, down to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, with stops in LAX and SYD. Every so often a stopover can present a unique opportunity: our…

Preparing for the Ross Sea

I  believe it was about 18 months ago that we decided to take part in M/V The World’s expedition to the Ross Sea in Antarctica. Now, incredibly, our departure is imminent! We fly to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on January 12th, to board…

Sterlin finally made it home

Monday, December 22, 2014 Thanks to gps tracking we spotted Sterlin’s cruise ship, ‘Hapag-Lloyd Seoul Express’ in the Bay just across from Pier 32. Sterlin was in one of the smaller containers at the front of the ship. Thursday, January…

Waiting for Sterlin

Saturday, December 13, 2014 We are still waiting for Sterlin to arrive back home. Not only has his ship been delayed with a few weeks (tell me something new); there also seems to be some ‘actions’ from the stevedores (really…

Homeward Bound!

It had arrived: the last day of our ‘Around The World Trip’. That evening we boarded a plane in Ho Chi Minh / Saigon that took us back home to San Francisco. Bittersweet really. On the one hand we felt sad…

Problems with Sterlin

This is a blog post about the things that have not quite gone right with our Sterlin. We have completed 55,000 kms (35,000 miles) over some pretty unforgiving terrain. We have had only one major failure but did have lots…

Sterlin’s Service History

Before the trip started Sterlin was checked over by Philippe our local Land Rover mechanic. Philippe had competed all of our major repairs and we certainly trust him with Sterlin. Before we set off, he wanted to have one final…

Ho Chi Minh / Saigon

Thursday, November 27, 2014 During the morning we sailed up the Saigon River, which was a little surreal. The river is big, but it feels a lot smaller when sailing in a cruise ship. By lunchtime we arrived on Ho…

Windowless Shopping in Nha Trang

Monday, November 24, 2014 We stopped in Nha Trang for a day and did a little window shopping and a lovely walk around town. The plan was to walk along the beach to the Po Nagar Cham Towers, but the heat…

Hoi An and Da Nang from Chan May

Friday, November 21, 2014 The World left Ha Long Bay at 8pm on November 20th and docked in Chan May around 6pm the following day. The ship was docked miles form anything so that evening we did not go ashore.…

Leg 6: South China Sea

November, 2014 On November 9th we said goodbye to Europe (at least for this trip) and flew to Hong Kong where we boarded M/V The World. This part of our trip will saw us in Hong Kong for 5 days,…

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Around noon we reached Ha Long Bay, our entry point into Vietnam. The bay features some 2000 of limestone karst islets and islands in all shapes and sizes, which makes for stunning scenery. In 1994 the…