From 0 to 30 knots in SECONDS! (Ep. 27)


In episode 27 we encounter some typical Med sailing weather: sunny, warm, and very inconsistent wind! Our speed varies between 1 and 6 knots in the space of seconds, thanks to the crazy gusts that come down from the mountains and valleys of Ibiza. We also explore some caves and sail off our anchor. Check

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

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

the cost of cruising

The Cost Of Cruising (2018)


Last year, a post on the cost of cruising was one of our most popular articles on the blog. We decided to follow up on it with some up-to-date figures. Our budget and spending habits haven’t really changed; however we had to adapt to new circumstances and places. Let’s look at our spending for the