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  • Is this the weirdest loo in the world?

    Would you poo in this loo? Yes, it really is planted proudly outside on the rocks… SY Esper at anchor in the shelter of Nokok We introduce you to this charming village which isn’t named on any map but is known to Click here for full post: https://followtheboat.com/is-this-the-weirdest-loo-in-the-world/ Twitter: @followtheboat YouTube: Follow The Boat More

  • Still very worried about Millie :(

    Do not read on if you are squeamish or sick animals are not your thing, we understand! Blood test results… We’ve tried everything we can think of and hope is beginning to fade on board SY Esper, so here’s an outline of Click here for full post: https://followtheboat.com/still-very-worried-about-millie/ Twitter: @followtheboat YouTube: Follow The Boat More

  • This beach isn’t on anyone’s bucket list…

    …because no-one, apart from the local islanders and a handful of cruisers knows about it. To get to one of the most beautiful and remote beaches in the world you have to be intrepid and determined, or sail there… Are you a regular viewer? Do you enjoy our work? Click here for full post: https://followtheboat.com/this-beach-isnt-on-anyones-bucket-list/ […] More

  • Seven Deadly Sailing Destinations

    Travellers everywhere love to take pics of the beautiful places they find. But what about the places that are so dangerous the authorities won’t let you go there? Maybe the animals or humans will kill you? Or maybe you’ll get poisoned? These are seven places where, even if you have Click here for full post: […] More

  • Seven Deadly Sailing Destinations

    Travellers everywhere love to take pics of the beautiful places they find. But what about the places that are so dangerous the authorities won’t let you go there? Maybe the animals or humans will kill you? Or maybe you’ll get poisoned? These are seven places where, even if you have Click here for full post: […] More

  • Is it a mooring buoy or mooring ball?

    It’s the new year, in fact it’s a new decade. 2020 here we come! To get us all in an optimistic mood  we’re taking you to one of our NEW best sailing destinations. The Anambas Archipelago is one of our all time favourite spots to cruise, as anyone who has Click here for full post: […] More

  • Jamie’s new passenger

    We spent a few days in Tarempa, capital of the Anambas Archipelago, where we joined in the Indonesia independence celebrations. Everyone was welcoming, but some were a little too close for comfort. Parasites and disease are rife in SE Asia, as Jamie found out when an uninvited ‘passenger’ climbed Click here for full post: https://followtheboat.com/jamies-new-passenger/ […] More

  • BIG Christmas giveaway prize competition!

    Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Seasons Greetings! Since we’re feeling festive, we want to give you a message AND a present this year. So we have put together this short clip and are asking you to call upon your powers of observation as salty sailors to enter our competition. Click here for full post: […] More

  • Fixing an overheated engine on a remote tropical island

    The great thing (one of the many) about travelling on your own boat is that you can get access to the least visited and most remote areas of this glorious blue planet. The Anambas archipelago, in the South China Sea between Borneo and mainland Malaysia, is one of those places. Click here for full post: […] More

  • Would you head straight towards a pirate attack?

    Less than three weeks prior to our departure there was an attack with weapons on a commercial vessel slap bang in the middle of our route. If you knew there had been a recent piracy attack where you were heading, would you keep your intended course and still set your Click here for full post: […] More

  • 5 reasons why you are NOT too old to sail round the world!

    We’re alarmed by the number of people who tell us that they are ‘too old to sail’ and are convinced they have, quite literally, missed the boat. This anxiety has become more prevalent in recent years. Why? We think we have the answer… Sailing channels are selling a lie. We Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sharks, turtles, Flying Fox invasion! Wildlife heaven and hell…

    Pulau Tioman in the South China Sea is an idyllic tropical island. Although tourism is healthy, they keep it low-key and sustainable. It’s a great place to immerse yourself in the natural world, but the animals are not always so kind to sailboats. When flying foxes attack the instruments on Click here for full post: […] More

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