Category: Cruising Life

Night Watch.

On overnight passages we keep watch in shifts. After dinner one of us says goodnight. The other keeps us safe and stays up with a multitude of entertainment be it listening to…

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Tough or My Dad the Sailor.

My dad was born on the Baltic Sea in the Prussian town of Elbing, the Polish Elbląg, and grew up in the nearby port town of Königsberg, now Kaliningrad in Russia. His…

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Rock Bottom.

They say, when sailing, you will get to know your limits. I have last night! Feels like shit, when you hit it, and everything around you comes crashing down. That is what…

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Puff???

There goes the dream?? Puff?? Have you had that happen to you, that you dreamt of a life and then you lived it and it turns out nothing like you imagined? Imagination…

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One Big Mistake?

You think you can sail off into the sunset. Some can, some can’t. Most are too happy with life on land. They might complain a lot about it, might dream of freedom…

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Viva La Bilge Pump!

Since this night I can attest to, that the most important crew on board is the bilge pump. We are motoring, because there is absolutely no wind, unfortunately, because a little while…

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No Wallet for a Week.

SV Coastal Drifter’s Debbie calls it ‘having a free day’. When we are at remote anchorages and even if we go ashore there are no people, no villages, no restaurants and we…

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Sail Away?

Most think that this is an unachievable dream. Not so. It is attainable and will cost as much as you have. Cruisers spend money the same way on water, as they did…

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Nobody tells you how hard it is.

Getting the boat and outfitting is easy. After leaving comes the hard part. Complaining about life when you live on land is normal. Complaining as a cruiser is just not done. We…

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My Kind of People.

The other day in Bahía de Los Ángeles, we were sitting around with a bunch of cruisers under Guillermo’s palapa when a landlubber from Texas joined our group. He was a young…

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