An epic sailing adventure of surfing, skateboarding, kiteboarding, and exploration aboard the “Natural Mystic” header image 3

About our Voyage is our blog about our adventure aboard our Yacht “Natural Mystic”. She is an Outremer 55s catamaran, built in the south of France and made to cross our planets oceans quickly and in style. She boasts 5 staterooms, 3 heads, a fabulous galley and all the toys/tools we need to have fun in this water world of ours. She is “Green” as can be with solar panels and a wind generator to recharge our batteries, via Mother Nature.

Her Crew consists of Kyber the Captain, Kahlil the First Mate, Ben the Second Mate/photographer , Dizzy the Deck Hand and P-Kiddy the infamous ship’s cat and my best furry friend.

Our goal is to cruise the waters of our planet exploring and seeking out adventure wherever we might find it and in whatever form. We are all watermen and board sport enthusiasts, seeking out the liquidity treasures that lurk in our planets oceans. New Experiences in surfing, kiteboarding, skateboarding, sailing, windsurfing, and snowboarding are what we seek and “Natural Mystic” is our vehicle and home that will get us there.

In a world of instant gratification, we diverge from the common path. We have chosen a hard route to find the waves and wind, one where you don’t always know where you’re going and when you will get there, but that is also the reward. The reward of doing it ourselves, in challenging mother nature, in learning about our planet and what she has to offer, and learning about ourselves.


26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Paul // Dec 23, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    Once you guys leave you need to keep the website up to date. Have fun. Merry Christmas

  • 2 Aunt Melissa // Dec 28, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Dear Khyber and crew, Bon voyage!!! I am green with envy and it is certainly a journey that I am going to follow with gusto!! Uncle Brian and I are going on the Radiance of The Seas in Jan. We will be in Key West, Florida, on Jan. 14, Cozumel, Mexicao on Jan. 15, George Town, Grand Cayman on Jan. 16, Montego Bay, Jamaica on Jan. 17, wouldn’t it be great to meet?!! Vaya con Dios!! Love, Melissa and Brian

  • 3 Laurence Handley // Jan 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Dear Kyber, Ty and Ben,

    I look forward to followlng your adventure around the world. It’s exciting to know that every day will be different out there for you three. The movie you’re making will be incredible. I look foward to seeing pictures on the site and a some hair raising stories. No need to tell you to have a good time. Wish I was along for the adventure. Best Regards. Happy New Year.

  • 4 Gem // Feb 17, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I thought your friends and family may want to see these too…
    To see the Natty M crew in action go to:

    Click on ‘View photos’ and scroll down to ‘Norman and Peter Island: 20th January to the present’
    There you sill find ‘Natural Mystic’ listed on the 17 Feb 08.

  • 5 Cousin Jennifer // Feb 22, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Hey Kyber, Laura and my mom keep telling me to take a look at your wild adventure. Glad to see you’re livin’ it up. I’m up to a more domestic adventure running around after the kids and going to school. I’ll pop in later to get another virtual vacation. Love the pics! Happy travels, Jennifer.

  • 6 MaTT // Feb 28, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    hi my name is MaTT and I just fund your massage in Mailbox in St Martin… and I have to tell you that I m really interested in doing this what you wanted to do :-)… I m edected traveler who need to travel all the time :-)… I hitchhike form Poland to Cape Town and from there I get a lift to VBI :-)… and then ???? I have to by a plain ticket out of Toltora… and I just chose st Martin… where ever you go I will love to go whit you… my problems for now is visa b 1 b 2.. don’t have it :-(… and I m vegetarian but still I could think what we could do whit that… and what is my the biggest plus… I m just a FREEEEEE… person :-)… I hope to here form you and if you will like to you could just call me this is my st Martin Dutch side telephone 5811863 and of course you could write me a e mail but I do not chak it very often :-(… just send me SMS what do you think…

    here you will be able to wind some pictures of mine :-)…

    take care mate and hope to see you soon


  • 7 MaTT // Feb 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    sorry mate but before my number there is (+599) 5811863

  • 8 kyber // Mar 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Matt our Tortola # is 284-440-2513 so give a call, I tried to call your cell and have not been able to get through, I sent you an email so check it and holla back. Cheers-Kyber

  • 9 MaTT // Mar 3, 2008 at 3:12 am

    hi mate… I didn’t get any message but I will try to call you in the morning… cheers


  • 10 MaTT // Mar 3, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Hi kyber I try to call you but there are some network difficulties… and the rest of the time is just answer-machine :-)… and on top of that I dind get any eamils :-)… I think I will just try to call you again and you could also try to send me somthing in to:
    Tace Care

    MaTT +5995811863

    PS: when do you guys planing to get to St. Martin?

  • 11 makai // Mar 24, 2008 at 2:41 am

    I am interested in the first mate position if you are still looking for someone. I am a licenced 100ton captain. I surf and kite and love sailing. E-mail me back or call 808 639-9352.

    aloha makai

  • 12 Kahlil's mum // May 7, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    What a wonderful website and great mission you guys are on! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your journal and will read it regularly. Makes me want to come and join you guys, but in a way, the website is almost as good. Particularly enjoyed the amazing photography, especially the one of the patriotic kiwi on the time lapse jump off the barge.

  • 13 Mike Wapner // Jul 1, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Kyber & crew –
    I was talking to your Mom at a SBYC event and thought I’d offer any assistance I can provide as I sailed from Ecuador to the Galapagos to the Marquesas to the Tuomotos and then to the Lewards last Spring on a 46′ Hylas. Your Mom mentioned use of “agents”. Our experience is that you do not need to use an agent for entry/exit. We saved a lot of $ and had no difficulty at all anywhere. If you want more details on anything, send mail or call from the Galapagos. Yes, Fr. Polynesia is VERY expensive so stock up as much as you can before. Also be prepared for some big tuna (assuming you like to shoot or catch big fish) and an occasional marlin (pls don’t shoot) or wahoo. If you have a HAM license we can also talk direct with your SSB radio.
    BTW – you may know my son Jeff.
    Continue to have a great time!! Fair wind & tight lines, Mike

  • 14 Kiley // Jul 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I just hung out w/ your parents, Travis and Lara this weekend for your brother’s birthday party. Patrick and I happened to go to SB for the weekend so Patrick could golf in a mid-ameteur tournament at LCCC. I was told I “have to” check out your blog/website and see what’s new with you! Although I heard you were just in the Galapagas and making a 20 day trek to another island. I am so amazed and blown away by your travels and the parts of the world you are visiting. The pictures are great and I can only imagine what type of experience this is for you spiritually and personally. It’s incredible and I’m so happy you followed your dream (and heart) by setting out on this long awaited and talked about voyage.

    Come January Patrick and I will have a little baby – – your parents said I should tell you via email. So there you go, I’m pregnant! Not sure when you’ll be back, but no hurry to rush back and meet the lil’Walker. The babe will be with us for a while (;-) ) so you’ll get to meet him/her when you return from fulfilling your adventures!

    Everything else is great for us – – just enjoying life and the summer! Take care and be careful!

    Patrick and I will follow up on the blog frequently to enjoy the amazing pictures and read about your adventures!


  • 15 bonnie jo danely // Aug 18, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Kyber: It sounds like you are having a great time and we are all looking forward to seeing you when you return. They closed the office at 1165 last week, so you will have to come to E. Valley to see us. You did pick a great time to do this. I am going to look at the pictures and the rest of the website later today. Must go now. Bonnie Jo

  • 16 brett thomas // Aug 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I’m the lolo haole that bought Jason (aka North Shore transplant) Seymour’s ranch parcel ..I was talking to your dad and he described your trip. What an amazing adventure and life experience. I’m stoked for you and the crew!
    My son who just started UCSB spent a semester in High School on a 134 ft schooner thru the Ocean Classroom program and sailed 8,000 miles across the Caribbean and the Eastern US Seaboard and loved it….25 kids all in charge of this vessel and Torrey knew nothing about sailing when he left…
    I’ll keep an eye on your postings on the site and good luck getting the engine “fixed”…amazing how much easier it is to fix these things when the surf is flat….

  • 17 Paul and Mary Jo // Sep 17, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Kyber,
    Ben just pointed out your website and Paul had a wonderful morning reading about your journey. I will read more in the very near future. You truly write a wonderful journal. Not too much happening here. We are blest to watch Austin, Ben’s son two days a week and have for the last two years. Paul’s health is much better and each day truly is a gift from God. Jacob and Anamika returned from England. Her sister passed away at the age of 50 and left a family of 6 children. It was a real celebration of life since Faye loved Jesus. Mathu is working at the Padaro in Carpinteria and doing great. Monica was just here visiting with her dear little Ruby.
    May God watch over you Kyber and your crew.
    Love, Paul and Mary Jo

  • 18 Paul and Mary Jo // Sep 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Blessing to you. Such a beautiful day today.

  • 19 Randi // Sep 18, 2008 at 6:59 am

    I am impressed with the adventure all of you have taken and are still taken. I have been going sailing since I was about 7 years old. My grandfather taught everything I ever wanted to know and before he retired the boat him and I took his sail boat out a few times ourselves for a few weeks one and a few more weeks another trip. I do many things for work my currently I am writing a two novels one fiction and the other a comical autobio thing. I have been reading your blogs for some time this evening and you have been inspirational in my process. I like to write my fictional characters who aspire to do something out of their grasp at the momentbut always in the back of their mind. I want to use what you are doing as what my character wants to do but is held done by “life” or what she thinks ” life” is suppose to be. I dont know if she is actually going to do it but it is important to her. If giving me some back ground information, what made you go, what makes you stay, your motivation, why the group you are with. I would appreciate it greatly. I have no idea if you are interested in this, but you are living my dream. I can sail, fish, even fix parts of the boat, scuba, and cook. You guys are taking my dream adventure and I want something I am passionate in what I write. NOw that everyone who reads your blog will read this, if you would like to correspond further maybe it can be over a secure email address vs. blogging. Whoomever wants to tcontact me please do, I’d love to get in contact with all of you. And I would like to know about your cat as well. I have some other suggestions for all of you as well if you are interested. Take care and good luck with repair, Pennilane

  • 20 Capt. Ron // Oct 1, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Hey now,
    I was just with Tim Sieder working at your dad and brothers office. They told us about your voyage, so we had to check it out.
    Wow what a trip!!! Love the pictures!!!
    Keep up the pace and stay safe.


  • 21 Elizabeth Gilchrist // Dec 8, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Kyber — I’ve been following your travels all this time… I haven’t looked to see if this is actually so, but the neighbors tell me that the people we sold my house to have it up for sale for less than they paid. Talk about good timing. I’m happy in New Mexico with a new fellow in my life. I’m communicating at long last because I want to tell you how sorry I am about P-Kitty. What an incredible heartbreak. My friend Kent’s cat who was his companion in life’s adventures for many years vanished about 3 weeks after we moved into our new house. He was savvy about coyotes so we suspect a great horned owl. My heart goes out to you. It’s the not knowing… You’re obviously doing everything — EVERYTHING! — possible. Much Love,
    Your Godmother,

  • 22 Gina // Jan 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Hey Kyber

    Happy New Year

    Just wondering if you need crew in March/April my brother is avilable. He is a awsom sailor, enginner and worker. He loves to kite, surf and all the shananagains you boys love. email me so i can hook u guys up

    Sorry to hear the news of Pk

    I am in st barths, head back to st maarten tomorrow, then fly to French Alpes friday night.. cant wait

    Cheerz Gina

  • 23 Laurence Handley // Jul 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Congradulations on becoming a father in the near future. Your father and mother are very excited. They sound as if they had an incredible time visiting you in Tahiti. You’ll be a great DAD. I can envision you with your boy strapped to the front of you and you’re instructing him on sailing from Day 1. Yes, it’s going to be a boy. That’s my best guess. Look forward to meeting your new family when you return. Make every minute count. As your father and I both have said it goes very quickly. Best Regards,


  • 24 jimmy // Jul 28, 2009 at 3:07 am

    You guys are as bad ass as it comes, keep it up!

  • 25 Chef Sabino // Aug 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Hi guys, how is everything
    I hope everyting is doing very good
    Now I am in Rio Brasil
    Where are you now
    An where is Cristiano
    Good Luck , good winds

  • 26 Laurence Handley // Oct 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    May it be a boy, a strong boy that will become a strong man. Kyber I was never so proud to hear that you are now a father. All your father’s dreams are about you and what you will become. And now you are a father. Your dad’s heart is bigger than it’s ever been. Congratulations to you any your honey. You will be an incredible father this is a fact. Your wide perspective now of the world and all it’s glory will open this boy’s eyes to the horizon and beyond. Give this son of yours all of your love and you shall feel as your father does that the life lived is glorious. Best Regards,

    Larry Handley

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