In Miami International Airport I sat at Gate 24 questioning whether or not I could get on my final flight taking me home to Simon, Sienna, and Britican which was moored in St Martin. My heart was thumping so hard I could feel my body jerk forward and backward. Each time I focused on my
We left the island of St Lucia in the Caribbean heading north for Antigua – a 27 hour/180-mile passage. Unfortunately, due to our buddy boat experiencing a massive sailing disaster, we didn’t make it very far. The good news is that everyone is okay. The bad news is all the damage that was done. Our
“Hurricanes to the right of us, Covid to the left of us, here I am stuck in the middle with you.” So, we have started sailing north before hurricane season ends and there are currently three hurricanes making their way across the Atlantic Ocean. Several countries along the Caribbean Island chain are closed or require
What is the life of a sailing cruiser during covid like? How have things changed since the pandemic started? Is it all bad or perhaps there is a silver lining to be found? Read below to get an overview as to what it’s like to be a sailing cruiser in 2021 and beyond. 1. Restricted
From time to time we break things, or things break on the boat, that just can’t be fixed while in the water. One of those ‘things’ is a thru-hull fitting. My husband Simon did an engine service having to close a few thru-hull fittings. When he went to open all the stopcocks one of them
In this Britican Sailing Lifestyle video, we provide an insight as to what we’ve been up to between all our Britican Experiences and big boat projects such as our marine Diesel engine fix and our installation of a new marine Diesel engine. It has been a hectic couple of months in St Martin. Boat jobs,
Discover why we decided to sail away. Find out if you have the same reasons! Here are some tips for sailing families that want to transition into the sailboat cruising lifestyle. Discover: Why we sold everything we had and went sailing? What was the hardest part in the beginning? What have been the best parts?
When it comes to handling boat life problems there’s a special temperament that is required to keep sane. A good friend once told me that if you’re going to own a boat you need to enjoy troubleshooting. If you’re not a good problem solver or lack patience don’t buy a boat. When creating this video
You only have to submerge yourself into a bunch of YouTube sailing videos, read the book, Dove, or experience a week-long sailing charter to gain a glimpse into the benefits of becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser. Most people would agree that sun-filled days, tropical white sandy beaches, daily adventures, new friends and an amazing variety of free anchorages are truly a dream come true.
But are those the only benefits to becoming a liveaboard sailing cruiser?
If you’re on the path to break ties with ‘normal’ land-based life and sail off into the sunset what should you expect? Is it just sand, sea and adventure or is it more?
Here’s one of our sailboat living family updates! This video covers what we’ve been up to in February and March. We’re taking the boat out of commission for three weeks so you’ll find out why. Additionally, you can see what we’ve been up to with our last two Britican Experience guests. Furthermore, there’s an update