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Welcome Aboard! We thought this website would be a great way to keep friends and family updated. By the way, we are not responsible for the website name! We are Lili and Steve, embarking on our dream to sail the oceans of the world. We have lived on our 48 foot Hans Christian, "Liward" for 17 years in Houston, Texas. Lili retired from NASA, Steve from Shell, and we have just started what may turn out to be a trip around the world. We left Florida in the spring 2006 for places south! Be sure to check out the map tab to see where we are! And why not leave a message on the message board!........ Be aware that for privacy reasons, we don't get your email address when you leave a message..... You can also hear us on Radio Margaritaville Sirius Satellite channel 24 or on the internet at We do satellite phone spots at least once a week which are aired during Carson Cooper's show. Hope you enjoy our site, we'll update it often! We've added a new features that will provide our position updates as we cross the pacific. Take a look at this link
Our latest 5 diary entries

1st Aug 2014 - 5th Sep 2014
Three Island Gems - Raiatea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora
We’ve spent the last 6 weeks visiting the islands of Raiatea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora.    These islands are very close to each other which makes for easy sailing.  A picture, taken from the...
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28th Jun 2014 - 18th Jul 2014
Heiva in Huahine
We have spent the last 2 weeks enjoying the Heiva in Huahine.  Huahine is an island about 90 miles from Tahiti.  The population is about 6000 and it is really unspoiled.  Heiva is a celebration that h...
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25th May 2014 - 25th Jun 2014
Moorea and Huahine – We are never going to leave!
This update will cover our time in Moorea and Huahine.  Two islands that are similar but also different.  We also have a new plan.  French Polynesia has just changed the law which allows foreign boats...
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9th Apr 2014 - 17th May 2014
Liward Sails On – Tahiti and Moorea
We spent 7 great months in Florida while we qualified for a new long stay French Polynesia Visa.  After much paperwork we were approved!  So in April we returned to Liward where she was docked in Marina Ta...
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8th Aug 2013 - 15th Sep 2013
Sailing West ----Flying East
Our last update covered the Tuamotus and had us arriving in Moorea.  Well, we’ve covered a lot of miles since then!  Right now we are in Florida.  But we made that trip by plane.  We spent...
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