Pizza cooking

Cooking On A Boat (No Oven, No Appliances)


Many people ask us how we cook on board – isn’t the galley too small? Don’t we miss having electrical appliances? Not really! As I (Elena) mentioned in our post about what we eat on board Kittiwake, we have a varied diet, which includes risottos, fish and vegetables, Parmigiana, “tortizzas”, and more. Check out that blog

Sailing Kittiwake

Gifts For Sailors And Cruisers


It’s not easy to choose a gift for a sailor or a cruiser. While there are a million things we may need – tools, boat parts, pilot books to name just a few – if you want it to be a surprise, it’s very hard to figure out what would turn out useful. I’ve compiled a list of cruiser-friendly

Is Living On A Boat For You?


When we started looking into cruising and living on a sailboat full-time, I often secretly wondered whether it would be for me. I knew I’d love exploring new places, getting to see nature and wildlife often, and swimming most days. However, I had no idea whether cabin fever would drive me nuts, or how I’d react

Heavenly Twins for sale

Kittiwake Is For Sale!


  KITTIWAKE HAS NOW BEEN SOLD With a heavy heart, we have decided to sell Kittiwake. We have been offered a Tayana 37 from 1976 for a great price – an offer we couldn’t refuse, as we dreamed of owning a Bob Perry design double-ender. We always thought Tayanas, Hans Christians, and Unions were out

Formentera anchorage

A Day In The Life: Cruising While Working


If we made a video about a normal day on Kittiwake for our YouTube channel, it would get zero views. Why? Most days we work a lot and not much happens. Before setting off, I would have killed for an honest account of a typical cruising day. So I (Elena) figured I’d tell you exactly

Ryan on bows under spinnaker

Five Things I’ve Learned Since We Sailed Away


When I started bugging Ryan with crazy plans for an escape route from our routine a little less than two years ago, I would have never imagined I’d be now sitting in Kittiwake’s saloon, typing away on my laptop, in a boatyard. I didn’t even know cruising was “a thing.” After a year of preparations and 10 months

mussel risotto

Meals On A Boat: What’s Cooking In Our Galley?


One of the questions we get asked the most from aspiring cruisers and land-based friends is: what do you eat on the boat? Provisioning is also a very popular topic on all sorts of online sailing groups and forums. So I (Elena) thought I’d invite you into our galley today. Come in! Get comfy. Sorry it’s a