Covid isolation at anchor

Since we travel by sailboat we tried to dodge as much news and updates of the pandemic as we possibly can. The only relevant information for us are entry protocols and local safety measures in the countries we visit. Now the virus unfortunately caught up with us. After experiencing flu-like symptoms, we tested positive forContinue reading “Covid isolation at anchor”

Fast passage from Panama to Honduras

On December 4th we set sail from Bocas del Toro, Panama, to Roatan, Honduras. Depending on weather conditions and ocean currents we expected the 860-nautical-miles-sail to take us between 8-9 days. Except of a close encounter with a fishing vessel off the Nicaraguan coast, we had a smooth 7-day passage. How where we so fast?Continue reading “Fast passage from Panama to Honduras”

The worst nightmare of every sailor: PIRACY!

What would you do if pirates approached your boat? Pirates are often associated with the romanticized image that many books, songs and movies create. Seldom do you think about the real piracy that happens in some parts of the world today. The people who approach your boat to rob, assault, or kidnap you, take yourContinue reading “The worst nightmare of every sailor: PIRACY!”

Let’s try Celestial Navigation

Navigate by the stars! Sounds cool, let’s give it a try. Max has recently been practicing his sextant skills with his newly acquired instrument. At first this sounds like an ancient and nostalgic art to determine one’s position on earth in an age where every phone or watch can give you a location accurate toContinue reading “Let’s try Celestial Navigation”

Why do we seek adventure?

Why exactly did we go on this adventure without really knowing what it will be like, if we even like it, and how long it will last? Interestingly, we’ve never been asked this question by other sailors; probably because we usually immediately bond over similar motivations and romantic ideas of our lifestyle. However we haveContinue reading “Why do we seek adventure?”

Strangers or friends?

No matter how you travel or where you are, once you’re in a new, unfamiliar place you are probably more open to meet new people, make friends and find a community to belong to. Making friends while travelling to different places, however, is rather odd compared to forming relationships with others when you are settledContinue reading “Strangers or friends?”

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”

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”

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”

The simplicity and comforts onboard a cruising boat

Since setting sail in October and having experienced both cold weather sailing in Europe and the warm climates of the Caribbean we came to really appreciate some of the things and equipment we have onboard. We’ve met many other cruisers along the way living on very different boats, with different equipment and all of themContinue reading “The simplicity and comforts onboard a cruising boat”