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  • Keeping sane on a small boat
    It definitely is not for everyone to be confined with other people in a small space like a 12 meter (40 ft) long boat, which is constantly surrounded by water. Not only is your home tiny compared to even a small apartment, but it also constantly moves and you can’t always just leave. Everything needsContinue reading “Keeping sane on a small boat”
  • Our time in the Grenadines
    We are very lucky to have experienced one of the most popular cruising grounds almost entirely to ourselves. With hurricane season approaching, current travel restrictions and the recent volcano eruption in St.Vincent only very few visitors were still around in the SVGs. Anchorages usually crowded with hundreds of boats were now empty and only PorkyContinue reading “Our time in the Grenadines”
  • How Covid impacts our trip
    Traveling during a pandemic means a lot of online research, tests, health forms and days in quarantine.We actually planned the trip and found the boat before Covid was a thing and did not plan to be impacted by the pandemic’s consequences. Shortly before most European countries started to close their borders, we caught one ofContinue reading “How Covid impacts our trip”
  • The Sargassum Seaweed Problem
    It constantly gets stuck on our fishing line. Once washed ashore it starts smelling like rotten eggs. It can irritate the skin when you swim or walk in it. It clogged up our toilet pump and simply impacts the beauty of sandy beaches and anchorages. It’s not only affecting us as sailors, but especially locals,Continue reading “The Sargassum Seaweed Problem”
  • Breaking the surface of our blue planet
    Breathing under water, floating weightlessly, exploring a world previously hidden to us and being eye-to-eye with incredible sea life, that’s only a few things we appreciate about diving. Although we have done a fair share of different water sports, it was usually limited to above the water surface. Sometimes you would hear from friends andContinue reading “Breaking the surface of our blue planet”


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