The Catamaran Adventures of Noel and Ceu

Welcome to Life Part 2!

So just what is life like on board Life Part 2?


  • The exhilaration of sailing through azure seas with a fresh breeze on the beam.
  • Visiting exotic new destinations to explore the local culture and cuisine
  • Enjoying a ‘sundowner’ cocktail on the foredeck while anchored in a beautiful peaceful little cove
  • Jumping from the foredeck into crystal clear waters.
  • Kayaking to explore hidden caves
  • Hiking local trails ashore to get the most amazing views over the seas
  • Dining on exquisite cuisine prepared by our ‘Goddess’ of culinary arts, Ceu
  • The excitement of catching and landing a nice sized tuna – and then eating sushi and barbecued tuna steaks
  • Watching a breathtaking sunset across the bay
  • Good conversation and lots of laughs over a bottle of local wine and a game of dominoes
  • Memories that will last a lifetime…

noel_ceuThis has been our life since June of 2010. We said we would do it for as long as it was fun. We are still doing it, and still loving it. Life part 1 was working hard and raising children. This is now our Life Part 2.

To date, we have explored the Caribbean Islands and the Bahamas. We have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, visiting Bermuda and the Azores on the way. We have spent four years visiting all of the countries along the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and a couple on the south. And we have a lot of memories, and photos, to prove it. Check our Google Map to see where we have been.

Not always has it been plain sailing. Sometimes we have had to sit out a gale in some small bay, checking the anchor to make sure it doesn’t drag. Or had to crawl into some tiny space to fix the engine or an electrical problem. Or had to climb the mast to change the standing rigging. Or trudging around the local town trying to find some spare part. We also have the check the weather, plan the next day and, of course, cook and clean. All this is part of the lifestyle. We relish being self-sufficient and we love the adventure that each new day brings. And there is still so much more of the world to explore.

And there is one more thing we enjoy: We love to meet new people, people who are also up for an adventure, people who are not content to just be ordinary. With such people we love to share our life, and teach new skills. So, if you feel you are ready for some adventure, get in touch and come out and join us for a while.

In the meantime, please feel free to read our blog, or check the menu on the left for our articles and other content.

4 Responses to “Welcome to Life Part 2!”

  • Sharon Brothen:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    January 11, 2018 at 3:36 am
    Not sure if this is going to work but I’d like to comment on your blog. Noel you are quite the computer guru – I’m lucky I even found this site.
    I only read the first page of your blog. What a neat idea to let your family and friends know what you are up to – where you’ve been and where you plan on going.
    Now I know where Noel gets his sense of adventure – he comes by it honestly as his mom is also quite a travel bug.
    I need to take a vacation with you and Ceu for a year just so I can read your blog; (lol) there is so much to look at, read, and learn.

    • Noel:

      Yep, your comment worked. If you use the link up on the top left you can also sign up for automatic notification of new posts.

  • Great meeting up with fellow Canadians. We will keep following this site so we know where we can find you guys again! See you again out on the great blue horizon!

    Liane and Andrew
    Sailing Waveriders

  • Hi there.
    Ive just found your website, what a goldmine of information !
    I have just ordered a cat ( Lagoon 40 ) though Navigare on a charter deal, so our global sail away is still 7 years away and boy, I think I need 7 years, as reading your blog is a reminder that sailing is the easy bit.
    The technical know how required to keep systems running requires serious knowledge. I read you article of generating power from the prop and to be honest, it could have been written in Japanese, as it went straight over my head but I have put an marine electrical course on my to- do list ! along with marine diesel engine courses.
    hopefully we will get the chance to meet at some point, to hit home what I should be thinking about despite it being very early days. We will get 4 – 6 weeks on the boat pa so, its never too soon to prepare.
    All the best and safe travels.. David & Aurora.

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