Pete, Jen and their cat, Dixie, live aboard their 50 foot steel ketch, Steel Sapphire.

They departed east coast Australia in 2018: the intent? Half a decade to sail around the world.

2020 and COVID brought their cruising lifestyle to a halt in the Maldives.

Pete and Jen’s experiences (see link below) during 2020 are well worth a read, particularly this post written in late April when lockdowns were taking place world – wide.

Desperately Seeking Solutions


After months spent in the Maldives during lockdown, late August found them at last able to continue their journey forth: destination, Chagos.

Click on the link to read more: Sailing Steel Sapphire


Image: Screenshot from home page of Sailing Steel Sapphire