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

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She’s FINISHED! Splashing At Last (Ep. 14)


She’s finished! Kittiwake is all ready to go on some new adventures. In this episode, we do more work in the yard, explore the beautiful Portuguese coastline, and finally splash. We hope you enjoy this episode. As always, if you like this video, please share it, give it a thumbs up, or leave us a comment

Episode 13

Preparing Our Boat For HOT Climates (Ep. 13)


She’s almost ready! In this episode we paint and coppercoat Kittiwake. It was a great experience, which taught us a lot. We also hop in a cheap rental car and go visit some cruising friends up the Rio Guadiana. We ask them what’s it like to winter up there for free. This beautiful wild river

Connecting to the internet from a boat

How To Get Online From A Sailboat


Being able to get online from a sailboat while cruising is fundamental. It’s important for passage planning, looking up weather information, searching for the nearest grocery store, and staying in touch with family and friends. However, for us it’s even more important – our livelihoods essentially depend on it, as we earn our income by working from

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

cheap budget chartplotter

Cheap Tablet Chartplotter [Video]


Want to go sailing but can’t afford a chart plotter? No worries. There’s an easy budget solution. You can use any Android tablet as a chartplotter with a simple app and a few maps. Ryan explains how it all works in the video in just 2 minutes. It’s simple and straightforward. We used this system

Kittiwake with Chute Up

Sailing To The Best Beach In The World – Ep. 8


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.