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
After nearly smashing our boat into a catamaran at the local marina, we spent a few days relaxing in Ortigueira. We explored the stunning ria and the beautiful village. We were then ready to set off for Ares, where our friends Sofia and Jaime were waiting for us, to give us our brand new cruising chute.
Once you’re hooked, there’s no turning back. You’ve watched all the sailing vlogs, read a lot of blog posts and magazine articles, asked for advice on forums, and bought some books on navigation. Now the dream of sailing away is getting more and more tempting and the more you look into it, the more it seems
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
We get asked why we chose a small catamaran to go cruising on a lot, especially by other cruisers with big monohulls. Here are eleven reasons why we chose Kittiwake over other boats. You’ll notice a recurring theme – our boat was cheap to buy (£9.5K) and get ready to cruise (£3K), and is still cheap to
Today we have something a little different on the blog – some creative writing. All of the facts described in this post are 100% real, I just wanted to try a different style post and practise my creative writing. Any feedback would be very appreciated – would you like to read more of these experience-based
One of the best things about sailing is the feeling of getting away from it all. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you need to set your boat up for being independent from shore. Although you might spend a little more on gear to start with, you’ll find that once you set off, living off
After living on board our little sailing catamaran for over six months, we’ve learned a lot about the liveaboard life. There are things we bought at home we are still very glad we have, and things we picked up along the way once we got to know our needs in a life at sea. We thought
We sailed through the southern part of Brittany, from L’aber wrac’h to La Croisic, in June and July 2017. This side of the peninsula is beautiful and features green and light blue waters, as well as stunning islands. We found the navigation here simpler than in the Isles of Scilly, but the strong tides dictated
More and more people want to sail away and explore the world by sailboat. However, there’s still a misconception that sail cruising is only for the rich. It couldn’t be less true – if you choose your cruising grounds carefully and are ready to adapt, sailing the world can be much cheaper than living on land.