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    In April 2000, husband and wife <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/story?id=7616376&page=1" target='external'>Neville and Catherine Hockley</a> fell head-over-heels for the sailboat Dream Time in a Long Island parking lot. In June 2007, they packed up their stationary lives in New York and <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=7239954&page=1" target='external'>set sail</a> for an eight- to ten-year <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/popup?id=6813719" target='external'>adventure on the water</a>. <p></p> An impressive piece of driftwood on the western shoreline of Hokotika, South Island, New Zealand, during sunset.
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    Water rushing down a river as seen while driving over a single-lane bridge on Highway 94, Fiordland, South Island.
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    A Maori carving at the Te Papa museum, Wellington, New Zealand.
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    The Vava'u girls celebrate Catherine's birthday in Nieafu, Tonga.
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    A spider makes a meal of an egg in Hunga, Tonga.
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    Neville lands a big catch -- A 65-pound yellowfin tuna while en route to New Zealand.
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    Youngsters greet Neville and Catherine as they arrive at Hunga Village, Tonga.
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    The official "One Foot Island" passport stamp at the Aitutaki Post Office, the world's smallest.
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    A fig tree tunnel on the Aitutaki atoll, Cook Islands.
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    A local fisherman looks for a catch during an early morning mist off of Huahine, Society Islands.
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    A "sun flower" dancer waves to the camera in Panama City.
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    Catherine Hockley describes her time in the French Polynesian islands: "The islands are physically stunning with their epic black volcanic peaks covered with lush green foliage surrounded by a dazzling sapphire ocean, and the people here are mesmerizingly beautiful. We spent our first few days on Fatu Hiva a small craggy volcano of in island, and probably one of the most beautiful, replete with a Bay of Virgins, a 300 foot waterfall and a very competitive and successful football team. When we went ashore we were pursued by curious giggling children who were thrilled when we returned the next day with photos we had taken of them the day before, along with the requisite candy and pens."
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    Travelers <a href="/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=7239954&page=1" target="external">Catherine and Neville Hockley</a> crossed more than 3,000 miles of open ocean before arriving in the Marquesas. The voyage by the numbers: 28 days and 31 minutes spent on the open sea; 3,142 nautical miles traveled; 25 gallons of diesel and one propane tank used; five small bags of garbage collected; seven Mahi Mahi caught.
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    "Sitting defiantly in the middle of the ocean, Fatu Hiva reaches over 3,000 feet above sea level, its jagged peaks hidden behind a matching canopy of soft clouds -- one island sitting atop another," Neville Hockley wrote. "Serrated crests and wrinkled valleys carve their way deep into the center of the lush island, stretching down, reaching for the sea like outstretched claws rooting themselves to the world."
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    "Last night we were lucky enough to be in town for a Polynesian dance festival held at the towns' sports hall," Catherine Hockley wrote on May 8. "It was a spectacular exhibition of traditional and modern Polynesian dance and music, and everyone from the island, including all their many, many children, had come to watch and eat scrumptious French pastries, and it was just lovely being temporarily included in this huge happy family of people enjoying an island evening out."
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    The Hockleys are spending May 2009 meeting the people of the Hiva Oa, an island in the Marquesas of French Polynesia. "The islands are physically stunning with their epic black volcanic peaks covered with lush green foliage surrounded by a dazzling sapphire ocean, and the people here are mesmerizingly beautiful," Catherine wrote.
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    The Hockleys now sport what Neville describes as "the ultimate Marquesan souvenir." "Santos, Hiva Oa's premier tattoo artist, sculpture and competitive outrigger canoe racer, has been covering the majority of the island's 2,000 or so population for over 17 years," Neville wrote. "While his tattoo 'studio' was a little rough around the edges -- an open air garage with a corrugated iron roof shading his folding tattoo couch, equipment and his prize-winning fighting chicken -- his work is spectacular."
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    In April 2000, the Hockleys fell head over heels for the sailboat Dream Time in a Long Island parking lot. Today the boat is the couple's home and office as they sail around the world, blogging about their journey and documenting the people and places they discover along the way.
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    April 2009, Galapagos Islands <p> The Hockleys <a href="/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=7239954&page=1" target="external">arrived in the Galapagos Islands</a> in late March. "After a few restorative nights sleep and a little exploring we are getting better acquainted with our little island named after the patron saint of sailors, San Cristobal, here in the Galapagos," Catherine Hockley wrote March 20. "We have already been on a 'land tour' which took us from the top of a dormant volcano to the beaches below and everything in between. We were introduced to giant tortoises and marine iguanas and more, and so far it's everything I hoped for but nothing like I imagined."
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    April 2009, Galapagos Islands <p> "We have been up to the top of volcanoes and down into deep dark lava tunnels, we hiked through endless desolate lava fields and along vast deserted pristine beaches, and it's all amazing," Catherine wrote. "Even more amazing to think that every creature that somehow managed to float, fly, swim or drift here all those millions of years ago, did so quite by accident. And then having survived the journey, they then had to adapt to an inhospitable and often deadly volcanic environment."
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    March 2009, Galapagos Islands <p> The Hockleys arrived in the Galapagos during the 150th anniversary of 'The Origin of Species' by Charles Darwin, whose research and theories were influenced by the island's creatures. <p> "Practically deserted, expect for a handful of die-hard surfers, the stunning bay of beautiful floury white sand, gentle breaking surf, marine iguanas and pelicans, I suspect, looks much the same today as it did when Charles Darwin first stepped foot on the islands in 1835," Neville wrote.
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    March 2009, Galapagos <p> Birds known as Darwin finches rest in San Cristobal.
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    March 2009, Galapagos <p> Families of iguanas are also at home on the islands. "After a long, mellow walk on a deserted beach, we sit down and relax in the sun gazing out to sea on the warm black lava boulders alongside dozens of marine iguanas doing the same thing," Catherine wrote. "Or we sit in the cockpit in the evening watching countless sea lions dash around and about the boat fishing, playing, fighting and from time to time hopping in, out and over of our dinghy and kayak, and we have giant green turtles glide by on their way to here or there, and this is Galapagos, lovely!"
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    March 2009, Galapagos <p> "Sea lions totally rule here, as do all non-human creatures in and around these islands," Catherine wrote. "The Galapagos is 97 percent national park with the remaining 3 percent inhabited, in theory, by humans. But in reality, the sea lions rule everywhere."
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    February 2009, South Pacific <p> The Hockleys greeted their first South Pacific sunrise on their way to the Galapagos after crossing through the Panama Canal. <p> "Not so long ago, the Pacific seemed impossibly far away and almost unreal, but here we are, rolling along, in the Pacific," wrote Catherine Hockley on March 11, 2009. "Yes, less rolling would be nice, but I guess you can't have everything."
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    March 2009, Panama City, Panama. After stocking up for a journey into the open Pacific Ocean, the Hockleys recently arrived in the Galapagos Islands. <p> "It feels a little like we're cautiously inching our way closer to the edge of a great abyss and steeling ourselves to jump," <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=7000144&page=1" target="external">wrote Neville Hockley</a> from Las Perlas Islands, Panama, just before setting sail.
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    February 2009, Panama City, Panama. <p> Dream Time's visit to Panama coincided with four days and four nights of celebrations for Carnaval. "Perched on the top of each float, clinging to a rail with one hand and waving majestically with the other were the Carnaval Queens," wrote Neville Hockley. "Beautiful Goddesses dressed in intricate costumes with towering headdresses and, well, sometimes revealing just a little more than the performers back in New York would allow."
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    February 2009, Panama City, Panama. <p> "The floats were fabulous, but the dancers, performers and musicians that followed were a highlight and filled the air with an infectious energy," Neville Hockley said of Carnaval. "Lines of dancers moved down the street in waves followed by men hammering drums and shaking rattles. Each group chanted rhythmically in unison, moving, swelling and jumping as though a single force. It was impossible not to dance with them, it was intoxicating."
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    December 2008, Kuna Yala, Panama. <p> "Kuna Yala, the San Blas islands, is perhaps the most beautiful cruising ground in the Caribbean," Neville Hockley wrote. "Consisting of hundreds of perfectly formed, remote, sandy, palm tree fringed islands suspended in clear, 84 degree turquoise waters and a barren Panamanian coastline undisturbed by development, this little forgotten corner of the world is home to the autonomous Kuna Indians, a unique people that live today in much the same way they have for hundreds of years, largely uninfluenced by the modern world and fiercely independent." <p> Follow Dream Time's travels on <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/travel" target="external">ABCNews.com/travel</a>.
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    Neville Hockley paddles a handmade dugout canoe called an ulu around Chichime Cays in San Blas, Panama. <p> Neville now works remotely to run a New York-based design studio from Dream Time, and recently told ABC News Now about the perks of escaping career conformity. "I have the shortest commute in the world," Hockley said. "It's literally three feet to my desk and two feet to the print studio."
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    December 2008, Children cool off in Kuna Yala, Panama. <p> "Where we are in the San Blas Islands we are very close to the coast of Panama but that also feels like a world away," Catherine Hockley wrote. "These tiny islands are populated by Kuna Indians who are a tight knit fiercely independent, self governing joy of a people… It's a fascinating gentle culture and I'm so glad I got a chance to see it now, as it's hard to imagine how long it can realistically stay like this before its traditions and culture quietly melt into the rest of the world."
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    December 2008, sunset, Cartagena, Colombia. <p> "We've only had two days to explore, what many argue, is the most beautiful city on the American continent," Neville Hockley wrote. "And from what we've seen, I wouldn't be surprised if this were true."
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    August 2008, Spider monkey, Tikal, Guatemala. <p> A road trip through the rainforest took the Hockley's to the large Mayan temple site of Tikal. "The ruins and temples were truly as spectacular and astonishing as they had promised be," Catherine Hockley wrote. "And even the horribly early sunrise viewing after an even more horrible billion vertical step climb up to the top of temple 5, was completely satisfying (even without coffee)."
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    Catherine Hockley waits for a ride in Flores, Guatemala in Aug. 2008. Join ABC News in <a href="/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=6794091&page=1" target="external">tracking their travels</a>.
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    July 2008, Finca Paraiso, Rio Dulce, Guatemala. Finca Paraiso is a natural hot spring, with a hot waterfall streaming over the edge of a limestone rock into cold freshwater below.
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    July 2008, Anchored in the gorge, Rio Dulce, Guatemala. <p> The couple sailed from Belize across the Bay of Honduras into Guatemala's Rio Dulce, or Sweet River. Surrounded by jungle, the Hockleys explored the freshwater river and the limestone cliffs of the gorge, the site where the original "Tarzan" film was shot.
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    June 2008, Room with a view, Placencia, Belize. <p> The Hockleys arrived in the fishing town of Placencia in southern Belize in time to celebrate the 10th annual Lobsterfest to ring in the beginning of lobster season. The town has recently seen a rapid rise in tourism and was working to install new street signs at the time of the Hockley's visit. "For the first time in months, Dream Time is surrounded by dozens of sail boats also at anchor," Neville Hockley wrote.
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    June 2008, Local transportation in Caye Caulker, Belize. Though tourism is increasing, the streets on the island are still white sand. "It's not difficult to imagine happily spending a few months here," Neville Hockley blogged. "Caye Caulker feels so remote, cut off from the rest of the world, and I think that's just the way they like it."
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    Portuguese man of war on the beach, Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Dream Time's departure from Puerto Morelos took longer than expected when boats smaller than 40 feet were prohibited from leaving amid gusty winds and choppy seas.
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    June 2008, Friends in Caye Caulker, Belize. About five miles long and one mile wide, the small island of Caye Caulker "relaxed, mellow and just a little funky," Neville Hockley wrote. Join ABC News in <a href="/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=6794091&page=1" target="external">tracking the Hockley's travels</a>.
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    April 2008, Chichen Itza, Mexico. <p> Peacocks strutted the grounds of a resort bordering the archaeology site. "On Friday we decided to explore the Yucatan," Neville Hockley wrote. "It was a spontaneous trip. Literally one minute we're on the boat, the next I'm changing a blown-out front tire on a barren stretch of road somewhere in the middle of the Yucatan Peninsula on our way to the newly appointed Seventh Wonder of the World -- Chichen Itza."
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    May 2008, Puerto Morelos, Mexico. <p> Before heading father south in advance of hurricane season, the couple stopped at the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, south of Cancun. There the couple found an "indestructible lighthouse that has managed to survive a number of ferocious hurricanes and remains defiantly standing, if a little slanted," Catherine Hockley wrote. 
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    February 2008, Havana, Cuba. <p> "We sailed into Marina Hemingway under a perfect a blue sky and watched as a group of uniformed officials started to gather on the customs dock," Catherine Hockley blogged. "I thought we would have time to tidy up a little, but before I knew what was happening we were being introduced to the first of 11 government officials that would ask to come aboard."
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    February 2008, Havana, Cuba. The Hockleys arrived at Cuba's Marina Hemingway just days after Fidel Castro, the country's leader of 49 years, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=4309361&page=1" target="external">announced he was stepping down</a>.
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    February 2008, North Captiva Island, Florida. <p> Brightly decorated one dollar bills for fishermen down on their luck cover the walls of a café on Florida's North Captiva Island. The Hockleys made the discovery at an ice cream stop on the 247th day of their trip before heading to Cuba.
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    November 2007, camping at Sandy Island, S.C. At a beach party on an early leg of their travels, Catherine and Neville Hockley camped at South Carolina's Sandy Island, where they lit a bonfire and watched the sun set behind Dream Time.
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    <i>Dream Time</i>, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn. <p> Join ABC News in <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/AroundTheWorld/story?id=7000144&page=1" target="external">tracking Dream Time's travels</a> around the world.
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