April 2012


Scream spent a week in Gisborne on our way south. While in Gisborne we visited the museum, a brewery, and the cidery. Gisborne's business district starts right at the marina. Gisborne is a large town and the regional centre, and as such has a fairly large commercial district. We enjoyed shopping and several good meals. […]

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Bed Bugs

Insect infestations are the worst part of cruising. Cruising boats travel to entirely new climates where their crews are unexperienced with the native insects. And boats make better homes for all kinds of infestations than houses do. Between these two factors most cruisers battle some sort of infestation. We have two pieces of advice. First, […]

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Close Encounters

We had a close encounter with a pod of bottlenose dolphins at Roberton Island, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

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1,011 days off grid

Scream last plugged into grid power in El Salvador in May 2009. Since then we have lived on a tiny electricity budget and dealt with all kinds of adversity. We have a few insights to share. Scream has 390 watts of solar panels, which works out to 1 KWh per day as an annual average. […]

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