If, like us, you aren’t rich and are considering the cruising lifestyle, you’ll need to come up with a way of earning money while you travel. First things first. If you want to truly enjoy the cruising experience and spend more time sailing, snorkeling, and fishing than working, you’ll need to make some compromises.
Most dictionaries define sailors as people who go sailing. Sounds reasonable. But sailors aren’t just sailors. When the engine needs fixing, they’re mechanics. When a pipe leaks, they’re plumbers. When a fuse blows, they’re electricians. Self-sufficiency at sea depends on having a vast repertoire of skills and abilities. The majority of sailors don’t set out
Our last few months on land before sailing away were probably the most difficult. We had made our decision, bought the boat, learned to sail, and planned out how we’d make money. All there was left to do was wait the winter out and save more money. Except, waiting, when you’re about to embark on
Are you thinking of learning to sail or just want to give it a try? There are various ways to get into it – some cheaper than others. In this post, we show you five ways to get into sailing, without having to buy a boat. Dinghy Sailing Photo credit: Wikipedia This is probably the best
When most people think of sailing yachts, they think of bikini clad supermodels, sunbathing on a huge sleek yacht, being handed a cocktail by a white polo shirt clad steward. But that’s just rubbish. The reality is more like being contorted into a cockpit locker, covered in oil, trying to undo a seized bolt, so that