Category: Katja’s Blog

Let it be.

It’s the hardest thing to do. Letting others be. Be themselves or versions thereof, we are all trying. Trying for something. To live as we best can, we give our best at…

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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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Fear.

Fear, the plaque of humanity, ruled us for centuries. The powers at hand controlled with fear, the individual spirit was crushed as collateral damage until democracy promised an end to this, an…

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Worth it.

Living in a tiny house on water, the chapped lips from the wind and the weather, the bruises from falling around the boat bouncing on waves, the nausea on the first sails…

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Letting Go.

Easier said than done, letting go describes the concept of acceptance and even forgiveness. After one lets go, one is set free. With all the freedom that sailing brings, we still bring…

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Great Company, Great Food!

The Benedict brothers of West Los Angeles had us over for dinner last night. We met Steven, the older of the two, at an arts and crafts show at Bahía de los…

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Growing Old Is Not for Sissies.

After the death of my father and my dog Samba, my mother had a minor stroke. All this within two years. My father had Parkinson’s the last 15 years of his life,…

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In Flight.

From a cruiser’s perspective, modern air travel is quite tedious. You have to drive somewhere outside of town, stand in lines, pass security checks, wait some more, squeeze yourself into a small…

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