Alaska Trip 2012
Two days after returning from Norway, and my short sojourn aboard Venture II, I was driving north to Vancouver Island to start our summer cruise to Alaska. I chose to drive the 1300 miles partly because I had a lot of camera gear to carry and also because the indignities imposed on us at the airports make air travel as appealing as Dustin Hoffman's run in with the dentist in Marathon Man. Read More...
Cruise to Norway
In the northern hemisphere, spring is sprung or is at least in the process of springing which means that the cruising season is back with us. For myself, first out of the starting gate this year was a trip to Scandinavia to move Venture II from her winter storage in Marstrand, Sweden, to Stavanger in Norway. Read More...
Cruise aboard Venture to Haida Gwaii
I am writing this on the summer solstice 2011. Some people call this the first day of summer while others celebrate it as mid-summers day. For the folks hibernating in Antarctica it is celebrated as the day when the sun starts its return to relieve the stygian dark of winter. Read More...
Tony Fleming has embarked on another "Voyage of Personal Discovery," as he cruises his new Fleming 65, Venture II, from the southern coast of the UK along the western shores of Scotland on his way to Iceland. Tony and his captain, Chris Conklin, have been planning this exciting voyage for the past 18-months and are joined by family, friends and members of the boating press. Follow Tony's voyage.
Follow Tony Fleming's "20,000-Mile Voyage of Discovery" on hull number one of the Fleming 65. The story begins with the launching of Venture I in Taiwan and chronicles his travels along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico, his exploration of the Galapagos Islands, a transit through the Panama Canal and the exciting "Down East Loop" covering the New York Canals, St. Lawrence Seaway and Nova Scotia.
Learn why Tony Fleming commissioned a new Fleming 65, Venture II, to take him on his next adventures. His story begins with a description of his new yacht, highlighting the refinements made to the Fleming 65 as a result of his experiences on Venture I. His maiden voyage takes him along the south coast of England, a cruising area which he finds quite challenging. Follow him to Hamburg and Dusseldorf and learn where he plans to explore this year.