7 Days, November 4, till 9 or 10, 2018
HOT BuOYS SV is so big we have no problem finding it on Google Earth. In fact sometimes we find it at different ports at the same time since the images are not live. Watch as we zoom in and see the detail you can observe from space.
Recently a Filipino tour guide asked if he could use HOT BuOYS SV for wedding photographs. We said sure but then....
A very handsome couple! What you don't see is that a third person is in the photograph. Look really closely at the trail behind her. See the hand way in the back making sure her dress flows nicely outward? I wonder if Monroe had here dress held up too?
The hottest man aboard HOT BuOYS SV is the captain's husband Noli. See more pictures of Noli as well as the runners up. Enjoy. Sometimes the best view is on the boat itself.
Captain Philip's husband Noli
You have no idea what it takes to travel until you try and get a Filipino into the USA and obtain a travel visa. What an endeavor. But just look at photos. It was worth it.
When you own a private yacht, even the most remote islands are reachable. My husband Noli, I, and my crew aboard Hot Buoys, sailed to Cagayancillo in 2016. This island in the middle of the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. It can only be reached by tourists with great difficulty. There is no regular plane service and one ferry runs sporadically. Once you get there you will find no lodging and almost nothing to buy. In short to make it a comfortable trip, take your sailboat, or find someone who already has one to tag along.
All big adventures have a beginning. This adventure began with a conversation at a beach in Hawaii. Let this story be a caution to you. Beware of striking up conversations on the beach! You never know where the conservation may lead you.
If you only watch the news channel, you might believe that typhoons hit everywhere and anytime in SE Asia. They don't. Rest assured we don't go sailing when there could be a typhoon. The more detailed explanation involves learning about weather and how to defend the vessel in a typhoon. We did it the smart way, we secured the vessel in a protected harbor.
When you own your own sailboat, you get to do things your average tourist can only dream of. I met Hans and Rose Berekoven at the Miri Yacht Club. They discovered the wreck of the HMS Viscount Melbourne. It was a 3-masted schooner on the way to China. Have a look at what we found inside.
I have sailed in Phuket Thailand now three times. Twice aboard HOT BuOYS SV and once aboard Infinity SV. If you own a big sailboat, it is almost impossible to live in SE Asia without going to Phuket every few years. It is the only economical place to haul out a very wide multihull that simply won't fit at most marinas.
Of all the places I have been, no place has captivated me more than Palau. After the tourists crowded into rural Hawaii, many fled to find the peace in Palau. Owning my own sailboat has meant I have been able to experience Palau without a single sole for miles around.