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  • Bright culture | Dark history – Nias Island

    Headhunting was practiced on this remote island until the late 20th Century! After so long sailing amongst uninhabited islands and white sand beaches, we step ashore in Nias and get to experience the rich culture and heritage there. By chance we got to see a tribal war dance and demonstration of the stone jumping that […] More

  • Sailing into the New Year

    I’m sure I don’t have to be the first to tell anyone that 2020 was an absolute dumpster fire of a year. Like… a Taco Bell at midnight, on the wrong side of town dumpster fire. Hot and smelly, full of various things to fuel the fire. Although it was definitely a trying year, Chris […] More

  • Sailing Offshore in 35 knots

    After fixing our steering we leave our isolated island group for the first time since lockdown started only to encounter 35 knot winds on our offshore passage to the Island of Nias off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though we were pounding upwind in 35 knots of wind and horizontal rain, it was […] More

  • Are we the first yacht here? – Undiscovered cruising grounds

    Sailing through difficult reef passages, balancing the risk of being shipwrecked versus the reward of discovering new cruising grounds and amazing turquoise water lagoons. This is what exploring means to us, something that makes us nervous but also excited. These remote islands in the Indian Ocean off of West Sumatra – Indonesia, are an undiscovered […] More

  • Stalking DELOS as they Enter the Chesapeake (MJ Sailing – Ep 170)

    It’s time for more friends to arrive in Annapolis, and when sv Delos enters these waters, we hop in a 17ft Boston Whaler to hunt them down. After we make another quick run out to Kentmorr marina to inspect the tent and the Viking a little closer, it’s time to Click here for full post: […] More

  • That Time Bobby Gave Me A Bikini… (MJ Sailing – Ep 169)

    Thanks for the bikini Bobby! I know it’s YOUR birthday, but funnily enough, I end up with the gift. During our time in Annapolis, in mid- October, we decide to get on a few more boats. Being invited out by a few of our Patrons, we go inspect one of Click here for full post: […] More

  • All Alone: A Tropical ISLAND TO OURSELVES

    Is this the deserted island of your dreams? Escaping to a tropical island paradise is the stuff of our dreams, making it a reality means always looking around the next corner just to see what is there. Escorted by whales, we sail towards the turquoise waters surrounding our very own deserted island What better way […] More

  • Did We Just Take On Another PROJECT BOAT??!! (MJ Sailing – Ep 168)

    We came to Annapolis to visit friends….but we may have just gotten roped in to something much bigger. Become a Patron, and get extras not available to ANYONE ELSE! https://www.patreon.com/mjsailing Not only did our friend/host give us a WONDERFUL place to stay while we’re in town here, but after meeting Click here for full post: […] More

  • #71: The aftermath of “abandoning ship”.

    When we decided to abort mission on crewing the big motor yacht, we knew that we were going to deal with a HUGE mess.  But because we were looking at potentially way more trouble at sea, we chose the mess on land.  In this week’s video, we deal with the aftermath of choosing to not […] More

  • NEW Boat & NEW Partner – First Days After Our Sale! (MJ Sailing – Ep 166)

    ** Get behind the scenes footage of our upcoming catamaran build by becoming a Patron today! https://www.patreon.com/mjsailing ** We’ve just sold our aluminum cruiser, and now it’s time to change things up by getting on a new boat with a new sailing partner. After we become essentially homeless after selling Click here for full post: […] More

  • Sailing into the UNKNOWN – How to Navigate Without Charts

    Sailing in a poorly charted area of Indonesia not mentioned in guide books means finding a new way to navigate. Our ability to seek out and find remote isolated anchorages has been transformed by the use of satellite images for navigation. In this episode we share how using satellite images and eyeball navigation makes it […] More

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