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  • Cruisers Checklist To Surviving A Virus Outbreak

    Similar to planning for a long ocean crossing, the checklist for surviving a virus outbreak has similarities. The objective is to make sure you can last as long as possible in the most self-sufficient manner and have redundancy plans. Of course, passages may take up to a month but this Click here for full post: […] More

  • Where Can We Sail To Avoid COVID-19?

    Where can we sail to avoid COVID-19 pandemic? We have the freedom to hoist our white flappy things, let them fill with air and head in any direction – don’t we? We can sail to an island/country that doesn’t have the virus yet. We can head for a deserted island. Click here for full post: […] More

  • Life With The COVID-19 Pandemic – A Channel Update

    A couple of days ago Simon and I recorded a video to update you as to our current situation. We cover where we are, what’s going on and what our plans are. It seems that there’s a load of information out there – some of it is scary and some Click here for full post: […] More

  • The COVID-19 Silver Lining For Cruisers?

    Quite a few of my fellow cruisers are in the same boat as Simon, Sienna and me. We all had plans to go somewhere – to island-hop or progress through a series of countries. To head east or west or north or south. Some of us had specific end destinations Click here for full post: […] More

  • Racing A Sailboat

    It’s rather uncommon to find sailing cruisers talking about, or even partaking in, racing a sailboat. Most cruisers sail when the conditions are right and stay put when they’re not. They take their time. Sailing cruisers usually set their sails and then sit back and read a book, take a Click here for full post: […] More

  • Boat Safety – How To Keep Safe On The Water

    When it comes to boat safety it’s quite a broad category.  You might immediately think that it’s just life jackets, a GPS positioning device and Man Overboard equipment but that’s only a very small tip of the iceberg. As with most things boating related, safety is yet another huge category Click here for full post: […] More

  • Top 10 – The Reality Of Boat Life

    What is the reality of boat life? Is it mainly about sailing the blue seas or is there way more to it? Here I’ve listed the top ten areas that make up the reality of boat life. Make sure you understand each area so that your expectations are realistic. Top Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailboat Racing For Beginners – 10 Top Tips

    My 10 tips on sailboat racing for beginners follow some stories I have about our limited racing experiences. By default, we are sailboat cruisers – the exact opposite of racers. But even with our limited experiences, we have had major experiences. Discover how we, as absolute novices, managed to gain Click here for full post: […] More

  • Homeschooling On A Boat – The Truth

    Deciding to homeschool your child or children on land is a massive decision. Not only are you choosing to be responsible for the educational success of a child it’s YOUR child. And then homeschooling on a boat further increases the challenge.  Concerns over your abilities may arise in addition to fears Click here for full post: […] More

  • Boat Life Problems – That Are NOT Boat Related

    There are three major areas within the context of boat life problems that are not boat related. They included issues with people aboard, difficulties with people back home and money problems. In this article and video, we outline the various problems and offer solutions or tips to help make your Click here for full post: […] More

  • Thru-Hull Fittings Seacock Replacement

    In this sailing how-to video, Simon covers a thru-hull fittings seacock replacement. Simon also explains what they are, how they work, how they break and provides a demonstration on how to replace one. Carry on reading below the video to find a checklist that covers the steps shown in the video. Click here for full post: […] More

  • How to grow old happy?

    In case Simon dies, I have a plan. Over the past couple weeks my husband, Simon, and I have been back in England trying to get his father sorted out. Using the term ‘sorted out’ doesn’t accurately convey the weight of the situation. People are not there to be ‘sorted Click here for full post: […] More

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