Log – 6 May to 12 May, 2017 After the first stormy, sleepless night on Kittiwake, we were ready for a hearty meal and a good rest. But the weather gods had different plans. Rather than dying down, the winds built. And built. By evening, the weather station at the nearby Navy base, Cudrose, was
Log – 2 May to 5 May, 2017 The morning of the second of May dawned misty and atmospheric. We knew the forecast was for the sun to burn off the fog, but felt a little nervous that it would linger, and we’d have to postpone the little sailing adventure we were so excited about.
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.
Log – 28 April to 1 May, 2017 We’re three days into our adventure. Actually, to call it an adventure is to undersell it a bit. We’ve completely changed our lives. On Friday we stuffed our trusty car to the gunwales, and made the last journey down to Falmouth from Manchester. We couldn’t fit another
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
When we first started discussing the idea of changing our lifestyle, we weren’t set on sailing at all. Initially, we thought of moving to Elena’s home country of Italy and getting a tiny farm in the hills. We’d grow our own food in the sunshine, spend most of our time outdoors, and live a sustainable
I was born in a small village at the bottom of a valley near Bergamo, Italy. My family’s house isn’t far from the Alps – the Orobie are just a half an hour drive away. So I grew up hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, but all I could think of was the
I’ve been aware of sailing for a long time. When I was a kid, probably around 12, I was obsessed with boats. It was one of my many passing obsessions. At the time, I was a member of the local sea cadets in Medway (Kent, UK), so I learnt about knots, went out in rowing boats