100% of all payments collected from Dream Time's published magazine stories are donated to the Oceana Foundation. Please make a donation to Oceana today and learn about their dedication to helping protect our oceans and marine life.  



Ocean Voyager Cover Photo [PDF]
Special 2017 Annual Issue
Ocean Voyager Magazine

Caption:
Cruising friends Nomad and Namaste anchored in Passe Tumakohua, South Pacific, in one of the most sublime atolls in the world. [view cover]





Hanging on in Palmerston Atoll [PDF]
November / December 2016
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
We were clinging to the side of an ancient volcano, hanging on to the very edge of a mountain that fell away under our keel to a seabed that rested over 13,000 feet below. Just off our bow lay a ring of reef and a handful of tiny islands grasping at the surface. To our stern was the deep, unrestrained South Pacific Ocean... [read more]



Voyagers' App Favorites [PDF]
July / August 2016
Ocean Navigator Magazine

Caption:
We use iNavX daily on Dream Time for route planning and for active navigation. We’ve also connected our Garmin chartplotter and B&G network to a multi-plexor... [read more]



Balance on a Floating Design Studio [PDF]
February 2016
Graphic Design USA

Caption:
Talk about the age-old and elusive quest for work-life balance! In 2007, Neville Hockley and his wife Catherine sailed away from New York to circumnavigate the globe on Dream Time, their 38 foot sailboat... [read more]



Ocean Voyager Cover Photo [PDF]
Special 2015 Annual Issue
Ocean Voyager Magazine

Caption:
Dream Time crosses the South Pacific for the third time, sailing south from Pago Pago, American Samoa, to New Zealand via Tonga. [view cover]



A Boat Ramp to Paradise [PDF]
September 2014
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
In the middle of the South Pacific, scattered over half a million square nautical miles of open ocean, lies a remote chain of hidden reefs and shallow atolls in a hazardous region avoided by early mariners. Yet today, ironically, a small but growing fleet of adventurous cruisers visit this area each year to seek comfort and refuge... [read more]



American Samoa [PDF]
June 2014
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
There's something very special about American Samoa, and if you can stay in the anchorage just long enough to get past first impressions, you may find it surprisingly intoxicating. Like some American cruisers who are seduced by its convenience and distinctive charm, you may very well decide to stay for years. If you're expecting an idyllic tropical anchorage, you haven't done your homework, a sublime anchorage this is not.. [read more]



My Samoan Souvenir [PDF]
May 2014
Blue Water Sailing Magazine

Preview:

T-shirts, trinkets and carvings from the countries you visit make great souvenirs. But as my wife, Catherine, and I near the end of an epic three year, nine thousand nautical mile circuit of the southwest Pacific, I sought a more permanent memento to mark our accomplishment... [read more]




The Marina Shop Print Ad
[PDF]
Eleventh Edition, 2014
New Zealand, Port Opua - The Gateway Magazine

The Marina Shop, a local marine insurance broker based in Opua, New Zealand, published a full-page ad in The Gateway magazine - A cruiser's Guide to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's Beautiful Northland. The ad features Dream Time anchored in Moorea, French Polynesia. [view ad]



Voyaging Skills - Interview & Cover Photo [PDF]
Special 2014 Annual Issue
Ocean Voyager Magazine

Preview:
Neville and Catherine Hockley voyage aboard their Cabo Rico 41 Dream Time. They departed the U.S. East Coast in 2007 and have sailed through the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and across the South Pacific to New Zealand.... [read more]



Where The Wild Rays Roam [PDF]
March 2014
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
In the South Pacific there's a little patch of powdery white sand on the northern side of Moorea, Tahiti's sister island, just inside Passe Taotoi. It's an idyllic spot, where the coral reef protects you from the ocean swell, and the towering volcanic spires soften the trade winds. But what makes this little patch of sand special, which lies less than five feet of the clearest water you can possibly imagine... [read more]



Raimiti
[PDF] - 2015 Boating Writers International (BWI) winner
January 2014
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
Sometimes, rarely, when the tradewinds cease to blow, when there's not a whisper of wind and when the air is still. When the sky is a deep cobalt above softening to a light powder blue below, and when the water in the lagoon seems to hover, suspended without a ripple or a wave to disturb its surface. When all perception of depth and space are distorted, when sea and sky blur gently and perfectly together, the horizon completely disappears... [read more]



Tahiti et ses Iles

2014 Calendar

With Dream Time on the cover (and the August spread) anchored with friends Namaste, Estrellita and Nomad in our favorite anchorage in the world - South Fakarava, this official 2014 calendar for Tahiti and her surrounding islands was discovered by friends whilst shopping in Carrefour in French Polynesia.



Computers Aboard by Jen Brett [PDF]
November 2013
Cruising World Magazine

Preview of Dream Time's contribution:
Our primary system on the boat is a Toughbook 30 which is Panasonic's most durable laptop. It's endured hurricanes, gales, rain squalls and long, humid tropical summers. It's worked every day for 23,000 nautical miles in 17 countries. It's posted over five years of blogs in every hemisphere, delivered thousands of weather GRIBs and has kept us connected with business, friends and family when it matters... [read more]



Under a Spell in Paradise
[PDF]
November 2013
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
Complacency is one of the most hazardous aspects of cruising. You can't see it, you can't predict it, and it follows you around wherever you go, whether you're on a rough passage, becalmed, motoring, sailing or anchored in an idyllic lagoon. It is a constant threat... [read more]



Creative Nut [PDF]
October 2012
Blue Water Sailing Magazine

Preview:
‘What exactly do you do all day?’ - It’s a fair question and one that my wife, Catherine, and I are asked from time to time by family and friends back home. And occasionally by random strangers who, after seeing Dream Time, our 38’ Cabo Rico, anchored in the same spot for weeks, sometimes months on end, want to know precisely how we occupy ourselves. After-all we don’t work, at least not in the traditional sense, and as we’re free from most of the distractions and obligations of life on terra-firma, some wonder what we do with all of our free time... [read more]



Stalking Fresh Experiences [PDF]
August 2012
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
Most of the things that seem routine aboard Dream Time, the 38-foot Cabo Rico that my wife, Catherine, and I have
cruised aboard for five years, appear wonderfully bizarre to someone who’s experiencing them for the very first time...
[read more]



The Hard Way to Paradise [PDF]
July 2012
Yachting Monthly Magazine

Preview:
With the South Pacific cyclone season over, and the Tasman Sea delivering an early winter gale to the area, Opua’s transient dock lays empty. The vast majority of cruisers have long since left the Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s most northerly port of departure, and are now relaxing in the warm tropical anchorages to the north... [read more]



A New Life [PDF]
February 2012
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
Ten years ago I first watched the movie Cast Away. It's a story about a man marooned on a remote, uninhabited South Pacific island. It's a story of adventure, survival and discovery. The film's message resonated with me as it was released the same year we bought a rather worn-out 1981 Cabo Rico... [read more]



At Home and At Work, Afloat [PDF]
January 2012
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
Over the last four years I’ve worked from home. You could say I work remotely, as home now for my wife, Catherine,
and I, is Dream Time, our 38-foot Cabo Rico. For years I dreamed about sailing around the world, living a life of freedom, discovery and adventure, far away from the rushed routine of our existence in New York. I wanted to live in the moment, to embrace the unexpected, and to seek new experiences in the warm, tropical, uncluttered corners of the world.... [read more]



North Minerva [PDF]
November 2011
Blue Water Sailing Magazine

Preview:
One of the luxuries of cruising is the freedom to visit and explore the remote and hidden corners of our world. Places that, due to location or topography, are inaccessible and unknown to all but a lucky few. North Minerva, a mere speck on the charts and one which doesn’t even register on radar, is such a place... [read more]



The Most Secluded Anchorage on Earth? [PDF]
September 2011
Yachting Monthly Magazine

Preview:
Dream Time is ready for her next passage, a journey of 1,200 nautical miles, one that will carry us out of the warm tropical South Pacific waters that we’ve become so familiar and comfortable with, and down to New Zealand, latitude 35° south, where winter gales are still blowing across the islands in regular six day intervals... [read more]


Counting the Days [PDF]
June 2011
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
One thousand days ago my wife Catherine and I began our world circumnavigation on Dream Time, our 1981 Cabo Rico. It sounds rather exciting, but in reality our departure from land life in 2007 was rather anticlimactic. You see we didn't launch into the voyage from New York with an adventurous offshore passage, sailing boldly over the horizon, bound for distant and exotic shores... [read more]


Close Encounter
[PDF]
March 2011
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
It was a little over ten years ago when my wife Catherine and I spotted our first manta ray, and although it was housed in a giant aquarium at Paradise Island, the Bahamas, my first encounter with the largest of the ray family was nothing short of awe-inspiring. And for over a year, since we entered the South Pacific, we've searched for the opportunity to swim with them, to have a close encounter with the illusive Devil Ray, a name derived from their distinct horn-shaped cephalic lobes. Unfortunately, however, from the Tuamotus to Tonga, the manta rays have continued to elude us, that was until we sailed to Fiji... [read more]


Diagnosis Osmosis
[PDF]
November 2010
Boating New Zealand Magazine

Preview:
World cruising on a small sailboat is full of surprises. Three years ago, my wife Catherine and I set off on a 10-year world circumnavigation on our yacht Dream Time, and since we left our land lives behind, we’ve certainly experienced our fair share of the unexpected... [read more]

Running the Pass [PDF]
September 2010
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
With a cold front fast approaching, forecast to deliver strong winds and 20 foot seas to the area, my wife Catherine and I had limited options; steer Dream Time, our 1981 Cabo Rico, down one of the evacuation routes we had plotted on our charts, navigating us away from the labyrinth of coral atolls in French Polynesia and out into open seas where we would heave-to and weather the storm. Or... [read more]


The Cost of Freedom
[PDF]
July 2010
Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine

Preview:
I've got five toes on each foot so why is it always, and I'm not exaggerating here, ALWAYS the little fella on the end that gets the abuse. Just this morning I clipped him on a solid stainless steel deck cleat, mid-stride, during a full leg swing... [read more]

Our Longest Passage [PDF]
July 2010
Yachting Monthly

Preview:
There's a steady rotation of cruising boats coming and going from our anchorage in San Cristobal. Boats arriving from the east replace those departing for the west - it's like a long distance nautical relay, and it's our turn to go. Our 20-day visa for the Galapagos has come to an end, so today, with our passports stamped and our zarpe (cruising papers) in order, we'll begin the longest journey most cruisers will ever encounter when circumnavigating the globe, over 3,000 miles of ocean... [read more]

Panasonic Tough Stories
February 2010
Story: Toughbook Mobile Computers on a Boat

Preview:
Panasonic was more than willing to equip Neville and Catherine Hockley with two Panasonic Toughbook laptop computers for their trip around the world on their 41-foot cutter-rig sloop, Dream Time. Neville's design company in New York City, i&D Media Group, doesn't miss him - he keeps a virtual office using satellite communications and the Toughbook-30 and the Toughbook Y5. "We're lucky to have clients with an adventurous spirit that believe that as long as you can do the job, it doesn't matter where you are." ..

ABCNews.com [website]
March 2009

Story: Sailing Around The World
[visit web page]

Good Morning America NOW Interview [website / video]
February 2009

Dream On, Dreamers - Television Interview with Heidi Jones
[view interview]

Trapped in a Tropical Storm [PDF]
January 2009
Yachting Monthly

Preview:
The saying goes, “there’s a first time for everything”, and on June 1st 2008, the first day of hurricane season, whilst being slammed by Arthur, the first tropical storm of the season, on precisely the day that marked the completion of our first year cruising, I couldn’t help but wonder, as we watched thick lightening bolts relentlessly strike the water and island around us, what other new experiences the night had in store for us... [read more]

Panasonic Toughbook Print Ad [PDF]
June 2008

Northwest Airlines, Continental, Spirit & American Way Inflight Magazines
[view print ad]

Decked Out in New Teak [PDF]
June 2008
Cruising World Magazine

Preview:
My wife Catherine and I bought Dream Time, a 1981 Cabo Rico in the spring of 2000 with world cruising on our minds. The 38-footer has a full keel, heavy construction, a solid reputation, and beautiful classic lines, so we knew immediately that she was right for our adventure. In order to prepare Dream Time for our circumnavigation, we replaced, rebuild, and installed practically every piece of equipment and hardware on the boat. The biggest , most complex, and ultimately the most satisfying project was the deck restoration... [read more]

The Reporter Newspaper [PDF]
June 2008

Belize Newspaper Article - by Adolph Lucas Jr.
[read more]

Designs On The Sea [PDF]
July 2007
Via Inmarsat Magazine

Preview:
Neville Hockley has a passion for the sea. In 1994, he spent six months sailing from Australia to Italy on a Lidguard sloop named Aphrodite, and subsequently chronicled his experience in a book named Dream Time. But Neville has another passion too. At the end of 1997, the British-born, 37-year old designer founded a graphic design company in New York. The company, i&D Media Group, turns over $3m a year, producing branding campaigns, corporate identity designs, advertising packages, websties and video animations for a raft of blue-chip clients, including Panasonic, Cayman Airways and Discovery Networks... [read more]

This is My Office [PDF]
March 2007
Fortune Small Business Magazine

Preview:
The owner of a graphic design company prepares to run his New York City - based firm from a sailboat while circumnavigating the globe. For most of his career, Neville Hockley has faced the tech headaches that confront the
owner of any small design firm: finding time to read the hundreds of emails he received each day and waiting for high-res graphics to upload. But in a few months he'll face a new set of challenges, such as preparing his workstation for an oncoming nor'easter or searching for a satellite signal off the Caymans... [read more]



Dream Time

FIRST PUBLISHED 2002

Originally published in 2002 by Vanguard Press, Dream Time, now in its second printing, chronicles Neville's first offshore sailing adventure from Australia to Italy. Experience the highs and lows as the most unlikely crew navigate halfway around the world with no ocean crossing experience and only a handful of charts. [Buy Dream Time on Amazon.com]