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

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

Episode 14

Girl VS Catamaran: Boatyard Life – Ep. 12


 We take a quick sail to Lagos to go swimming, then we haul Kittiwake out, and start the big winter works. Elena takes you along on a typical day of hard work in the yard. We also included 2 minutes of clips from Italy at the end – some places were just too good to keep

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

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

mussel risotto

Meals On A Boat: What’s Cooking In Our Galley?


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