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  • Finding FREEDOM – Sailing out of Lockdown

    After 5 months in isolation we are finally allowed to sail and explore the local area. Exploring deserted tropical beaches and sailing to the local town to do our own shopping has never felt so liberating. Our circumnavigation is still on hold but we can now escape our isolation anchorage and explore some of Indonesia’s […] More

  • Running from a STORM into a CROCODILE fight

    New Video: This is a story of running from a storm into shelter only to find that shelter is inhabited by massive salt water crocodiles. The crocs don’t seem to want to share either! The reality of life on board Florence, sailing around the world is not always good weather and easy days. We have […] More

  • The BOW FELL OFF, our sailing dinghy tender

    This 9 foot long dinghy has sailed over half way around the world. A tender that splits in half to save space on deck, has been the ideal dinghy for our circumnavigation. Having a tiny sail boat that we can use to explore the rivers and beaches of the countries we visit has been an […] More

  • The Swells Are TOO BIG – Get Me OFF This BOAT!! (MJ Sailing – Ep. 162)

    While in the Helford River, we knew that we were getting Elements scheduled for a survey in Falmouth, and if she sold, this would be our last time out fully enjoying the cruising life. No schedules, just bumming around with friends, and sitting around enjoying sunsets. We take a Click here for full post: […] More

  • THEY DRAGGED INTO US!! (MJ Sailing – EP 161)

    There’s a heavy North Atlantic storm blowing over us, and our neighbor’s anchor chain wrapped right around ours! We prepare ourselves for a restless night as we know a bad storm with sustained winds in the mid 30’s and above will be blowing over us. But just as it’s getting Click here for full post: […] More

  • WE SOLD THE BOAT & We’re Going Home!! – A Quick Real Time Update

    We can’t hold this news in any longer … WE’VE SOLD ELEMENTS!! Without ever officially listing her, we’ve had a few interested buyers. There was one person in particular who was sure this was going to be his new boat, and we wanted to make sure that happened for him! Click here for full post: […] More

  • We Have Too Much CRAP!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 159)

    There’s never much spare room on a boat, and we have a number of things that need to go! Become part of the adventure with the MJ Sailing Patreon family! Sign up here: to get personalized welcome videos, private live chats, and more! Picking up in St. Marys, we Click here for full post: […] More

  • Did We Just Step into the Bahamas?! (MJ Sailing – Ep 158)

    With crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, one might think we’re in the Bahamas….instead of much further north in England. After arriving to the island of St. Agnes, Matt and go on a circumnavigation, and at times are hard pressed to tell if we’re in the Bahamas or in Click here for full post: […] More

  • Our BEST SAIL YET! We Can’t Slow Her Down!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 157)

    We wanted to work our way west along the coast of England, but when some good north winds came along, we chose to ride them 90 miles to the Isles of Scilly. There’s a notorious spot called The Lizard, where if you time the tides wrong, you’re looking Click here for full post: Twitter: […] More

  • Living BIG on a little – Off Grid Isolation

    Rationing is in force on Florence, the arrival of a food delivery boat is something to be celebrated and even more so as this time it brings a special delivery to allow us to make the most of this island paradise. Sailing around the world is not simple it these times and we have to […] More

  • Budget OFF-GRID living on a MINIMALIST sail boat

    New Video: How is remote life off grid on a boat different from normal life? We share the daily challenges which we face living off the grid anchored next to a remote tropical island in Indonesia. Life off the grid, life without limits. If you would like to support the making of these blog posts […] More

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