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  • How to barbecue fish (without a BBQ!)

    The fishing gods smiled and Liz soon had a Spanish mackerel on the end of her line. But the weather gods had other ideas, raining and blowing on our plan to have a barbecue. So Liz came up with a method of cooking the catch which makes it taste Click here for full post: […] More

  • How to barbecue fish (without a BBQ!)

    (Fake) BBQ fish recipe Ingredients 2 (or more if you’re hungry) Spanish mackerel steaks caught by you on your boat. Cut them about an inch thick. MARINADE* 3 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp calamansi (or lemon) juice 2 tbsp water 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 cloves garlic Click here for full post: Twitter: @followtheboat […] More

  • Is anyone really living off-grid?

    Living off-grid: sailing, fishing, anchoring in remote places, building fires on the beach, living the simple life and disconnecting from the world. It’s a dream, this off-grid life, isn’t it? The phrase “living off-grid” is in the air at the moment, maybe that’s an inevitable consequence of the pandemic and Click here for full post: […] More

  • The Radioactive Lens – SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (8 Element)

    INTRODUCTION This is my second ‘one hour photo’ project in which I take one lens and present a few photos from a photography walk-about. For non-photographers, it will give a little taste of the nightlife in semi-locked down Kota Kinabalu. In this project I wanted to really push the Click here for full post: […] More

  • Don’t do local politics (when abroad)

    We don’t do local politics when abroad, for many reasons but mainly because we don’t want to rock the boat or upset the people who are hosting us in their country. After our diving exploits in Kota Belud last week we had to return to Kota Kinabalu where the idyllic Click here for full post: […] More

  • One Hour Lens Test: Sony FE 28-70 3.5-5.6 OSS

    INTRODUCTION This is a little mini-series in which I undertake a one-two hour walk-about with a specific lens and present five images taken during this period to show off what the lens is capable of, or where it falls short. The exercise is really an excuse for me to take Click here for full post: […] More

  • Underwater Photography For Beginners

    If you’re looking for advice on underwater photography for beginners, this is a good place to start. Because that is exactly what Jamie needed when he upped his underwater photography game. During a break in the unremitting greyness of lockdown and movement control orders, we had some sublime weeks of Click here for full post: […] More

  • What’s it like to live on a sailboat?

    What is it like to live on a sailboat? Sailing, diving, fishing, swimming, beach barbecues, what’s not to love about this cruising and liveaboard lifestyle… That’s, of course, when the sailboat is running smoothly and the weather is on your side! <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-49482" class="wp-image-49482 size-full" src="" alt="Sailing in circles-what next?" Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailing in circles – what next?

    Ever felt like it was déjà vu all over again? Or maybe Groundhog Day? Sailing for us is usually discovering new places, but lately it’s been more about getting the sails out and being on the move when we can… This week we try out a new anchorage and get Click here for full post: […] More

  • Slow sailing and slow fishing

    Sometimes all you need is a bit of slow sailing and slow fishing on a lazy, sunny day. The movement control orders have been severe since Malaysia’s international borders closed in March 2020. Since then we have been under one form of lockdown or another. So when we are able Click here for full post: […] More

  • Fishing on a sailboat: tips for cruisers

    Fishing on a sailboat, why bother? In Liz’s “tips for cruisers” she explains why everyone should be doing it and dispels some of the myths. So why is fishing on a sailboat such good news for cruisers? The short answer is because you can put food on the table for Click here for full post: […] More

  • Safety gear winners

    We asked you to leave a comment on YouTube under our episode, Falling off a sailboat: how it ended! Pt 2 to win a fantastic Spinlock 6D life vest or an Ocean Signal PLB1. Thank you for the astounding number of excellent entries. It was a joy to read your Click here for full post: […] More

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