James and Jennifer Hamilton traveled around the world in their Nordhavn 52 trawler Dirona, across the Pacific, Indian and Southern Atlantic Oceans and twice across the Northern Atlantic, with themselves and their cat Spitfire as only crew. They particularly enjoy higher-latitude cruising and spent much time in southern New Zealand, Tasmania, Alaska, and Scandinavia. They also specialize in longer passages, including non-stop runs of 3,023 nm over 19 days from Australia to Mauritius and 3,689 nm over 25 days from St. Helena to Barbados. Before departing Seattle on their trip around the world, the Hamiltons boated year-round in the Pacific Northwest, and have logged over 110,000 miles. They are the authors of Waggoner Cruising Guide’s Cruising the Secret Coast and dozens of articles in magazines such as PassageMaker and Pacific Yachting, and document their travels in detail at mvdirona.com and youtube.com/user/mvdirona.