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!


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 of our reach and thought the

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

Our Favourite Sailing Podcasts


Whether we’re planning a new adventure, looking for an engaging way to spend our time during a night watch, or need to escape to distant shores through our minds, we love to listen to sailing podcasts. Here are some of our favourite sailing shows. Boat Radio The podcasts by Boat Radio are excellent and the fact

Crossing The English Channel On A Sailboat


Log – 15th to 16th June 2017 After spending three weeks in the Isles of Scilly we were itching to move on. Unfortunately, once our tiller pilot was installed and tested, the conditions weren’t ideal for our crossing. First, the waves were too big at 4 meters high, then the winds too low. We waited