Franz Amussen from MedSailor.com interviewed me about our decision to sell up and sail away. MedSailor.com is a great resource – especially if you prefer audio and enjoy podcasts!
On Franz’s website, you’ll find over 50 incredible interviews about the areas around the Mediterranean. You’ll find information on Greece, Italy, Spain Turkey, Croatia, French Canals, and invaluable content on chartering a boat, anchoring, recommendations, and lessons learned.
You’ll also find a variety of audio products that will help students prepare for the US qualification system: Bareboat Cruising Certificate (ASA 104), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) and Basic Keelboat Certification (ASA 101). The products on offer are all audio based so if you like listening (rather than reading or watching), or perhaps have a long work commute AND want to gain more knowledge this might be the perfect learning option for you.
Franz from Medsailor asked me about all sorts.
He enquired about how we got started, where we sailed last year (we did over 3300 miles!), where we’re going, what wintering in Marina di Ragusa, Sicily was like, information about mitigating the VAT sales tax, getting around the Med, cooking, homeschooling, the impact of our travels on our daughter, my scariest sailing experience and MUCH MORE. The interview lasted almost an hour…
Before you link over to Medsailor.com’s website, a couple notes – the interview starts off with what sounds like a movie audio clip. At first, I wondered if I was listening to the right podcast, but after the clip, Franz talks about a leak in his cabin and an interest he has in angel investment. After about five minutes, the interview with me starts. If you want to fast forward five minutes, you’ll get right to the interview!
MedSailor Interview #1
So…here’s the link to Franz’s website. When you arrive at the website, simply click the play button under the title, “Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 55 Sailing Britican with Kim Brown” or click on Podcast: Play in a new window. If you’d like to be notified of Franz’s latest interviews make sure to subscribe to his podcasts through iTunes.
MedSailor Interview #2
Franz from MedSailor rang me up to do a second podcast interview after we crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
My interview starts at the 24:00 minutes. Previous to the interview Franz discusses his recent trip to Vietnam, reads a few emails, and answers questions from his listeners. It is all well worth listening to.
We then discuss crossing the Atlantic Ocean including my fears, dealing with seasickness, the description of our worst disaster, how we ripped a sail and a bit about the amazing fish we caught and ate on the crossing.
Franz also asked me to explain my experience of the Caribbean thus far and the differences between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. (If this is something that interests you, please read my article, 25 reasons why sailing around the Caribbean is different from the Mediterranean)
Additionally, Franz asks me about talk a bit about what cruisers panic about, how to harvest and cook sea urchins, what I’m doing to make money from my website, and a bit about our daughter – how are things going with her sociability, homeschooling and more.
Listen to the Medsailor podcast here: Sailing in the Mediterranean – Episode 94 Kim Brown 2 Sailing Britican