Find us!

As of 2014, we are officially back in Seattle after an awesome 3 1/2 year adventure.  We hope to do it all again in the future!  A huge thank you to all our friends, family, and strangers who gave us support and followed along in our antics.

We intend to have our Spot update Google Maps so you can follow us across the world.  Note:  This is not our exact route, but just the general direction we plan on going.  Then again, these plans can change quickly once we are out there!

Here is a link to our Spot Tracker page.

Piko’s Spot location

Note:  Don’t freak out if we don’t show up for a few days.  This is still an electronic device that is unproven for how we are using it. Also, it relies on a private satellite system for tracking, and there is not world-wide coverage, so while it should work well near the coasts, we know it will STOP reporting in when we head to the south pacific and will not start working again until we get close to New Zealand.  This is normal and expected.

When Spot stops working, you can also track us via YOTREPS.  We will try and send a position report to this service once a day, though we may occasioanlly miss a report if the radio is noisy that day.  The link to see our position here is:


We do have an EPIRB in case something really goes wrong, the spot is more of a toy to help you know exactly where we are!


6 thoughts on “Find us!

  1. Gary

    Lauren (2),

    Will miss seeing you in the halls at Amgen, but otherwise I am totally jazzed for you guys.

    All the best and I look forward to reading your updates.

  2. Jeff Vittone

    Buon Viaggio! This is your former software tester Jeff Vittone saying good luck and happy sailing. Enjoy your adventure and maybe I can meet you somewhere in the Pacific in the future…I’ll try to keep in touch periodically, don’t hesitate to contact me…have fun.

  3. Joshua Roth

    Sorry to hear about your dingy. If you are interested I have a used 11′ hard bottom inflatable that I would be happy to let you have. It came with a westsail 32 and is too big to stow aboard inflated.

    It is in good shape but has some wear and tear as the previous owner was a serious cruiser.

    If you want to take a look at it let me know and I could show it to you this weekend.

    Happy cruising


  4. Hi

    The very Best to you at Christmas (by Bahia Navidad no less!) and a wonderful New Year for both of you. We are in the cold, Vancouver BC, but will be on a plane soon to go south to PV and Manzanillo. Hope to see you soon, somewhere.

    Anne and Dick
    “Full & By”

  5. Jeni Gaines

    Hey Lauren, Sounds like you guys are having an amazing trip! Just wanted to let you know that I’m living in Singapore now. Looks like you guys might pass through this area?? If you plan on stopping, feel free to drop me a note!

    • Lauren Buchholz

      Will do! SE Asia is still at least two years away right now depending on how things happen, but we will definitely look you up when we make it there. Hope all is well!

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