What factors contribute to the success or failure of becoming a bluewater cruiser? Over this past year, we’ve seen an increase in couples and families that make the leap into bluewater cruising only to quickly determine it was the wrong choice. Read these 15 points to avoid failure when becoming a blue water cruiser. Some have risked
Are you totally 100% up for living the sailing dream or do you have some niggles or fears that are causing you concern? Do you lay awake worried wondering how you’re going to make your plans a reality? Are you more specifically worried about health matters or what will happen if you get sick/injured – perhaps speculating worst case scenarios? Maybe you are thinking, ‘it’s a great idea to set sail but it won’t work for me because of ________’. It’s amazing how fears can cause us to put our life on hold or make it very uncomfortable.
Recently I had what seemed to be a serious medical scare. I appeared to be having a heart attack while anchored off a deserted island in the middle of nowhere. After a series of events (dinghy ride, ambulance, hospital stay, private plane ride, another ambulance, another hospital, another plane ride, another hospital), I discovered that my issue was minor and there were easy solutions to ensure good health. I’m now back on the boat and feel great.
But the question I want to explore is whether or not the experience has caused me to become more or less fearful about sailing around the world. And what lesson might you learn based on my experience? Read on…
How does one become liveaboard cruiser? What do they do with their land based stuff? How do they get a boat? What motivates them to do it? How do they fund it? What are the biggest lessons they’ve learned? What would they change? What’s their favorite memory? What recommendations to they have for you? Find out here!
When sailing into a marina for a short stay there’s few considerations to make. When making a marina a full-time or long-term hub, however, there’s loads of variables to contemplate. Choosing a marina is not as simple as it might first appear to be. There are good and bad marina’s – read this to make sure
Readers of the SailingBritican.com blog often send us questions and a popular one is, ‘What are your top lessons learned sailing?’ Within this article and video, Simon and I discuss five biggies. This ‘Questions Answered,’ style article and video is a series of other common questions answered. Make sure to also read/watch: – How did
An Atlantic Ocean Crossing On the 22nd of November, my husband, daughter and three crew left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Islands of west coast of Africa), sailed 2800+ miles and ended our journey in the Caribbean on the island of St Lucia. We encountered high seas, calm seas, dolphins, fishing stories (mahimahi, tuna and more),
The following post was written by Richard Abbott (pictured below) after spending two weeks sailing with us from Palma, Mallorca (Balearic Islands off of east coast of Spain) to Gibraltar and then onto Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Islands off the east coast of Morocco, Africa). Discover the answer to ‘what is it like to sail
Lately, I feel like I need to use every moment to the maximum If I’m not cleaning the boat, I’m cooking. If I’m not cooking, I’m making a grocery list or going grocery shopping (or simply trying to find a grocery store wherever we’re moored up)! If I’m not doing domestic chores, I’m writing an
Although I work hard to express the thoughts and feelings of my husband, Simon, the SailingBritican.com website is mainly based on my perspective. That being said, I’ve had various readers write me, send tweets and messages through Facebook asking if they could hear more from Simon. After asking several times I finally got Simon to
Comradeship amongst smokers When I was younger, I was convinced that being a smoker had benefits aside from the well-known chemical high. I haven’t officially smoked for years and I think it’s been over 3 years now since I’ve had a social smoke but I miss a particular aspect of smoking. I miss the friendships there