We met in July 01, married in May 02 and gave up our television and advertising careers in the UK for the cruising life. From July 02 and July 04 we logged 12,000 miles on our yacht Moonshine, a 36 foot Westerly Corsair. We sailed from the Hamble in the Solent down the West coast of Europe to Gibraltar, then on to Tenerife, and across the Atlantic to Antigua. From there we voyaged north to the USA where we survived hurricane Isabel in the Chesapeake in September 04. After Isabel we headed south again along the Intracoastal Waterway, taking in a side-trip to Cuba. After Christmas sailing across the Bahama Banks we beat into the wind along the thorny path through the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the US Virgins, and British Virgins and on down the eastern Caribbean chain. In Luperon, Dominican Republic we were thrilled to discover Nicola was pregnant. In July 04 we left Moonshine in Grenada returning to the UK for the birth. (The baby had clocked up seventeen Caribbean islands before he was born.) Moonshine was seriously damaged in September 04 in Hurricane Ivan. Jack was born on November 7th. After an ugly fight with the insurers we bought a Moody 38 which we have re-named Seraphim. In July 05 the family Rodriguez sailed to France, motored down the French Canals, and into the Mediterranean. After reaching Gibraltar ready to sail across the Atlantic again, we discovered another baby was on the way. Seraphim then spent 2006 in the Balearics and we returned to UK where baby James was born in November. As of November 2008 and into 2009, we are cruising the Caribbean and the USA with our new crew and have since launched successful careers as a Yacht Broker and a Writer. We are also proud to be members of The Ocean Cruising Club.