A lot of our readers are wondering if the sailing cruising life is really for them. Is living in a marina on a sailboat for them? Is anchoring in a beautiful bay for them? And what about cruising from one destination to the next? Getting a boat, learning how to sail, maintaining a bunch of foreign[Read More]
13 reasons why living on a boat in a marina is better than living in a house on land
Living on a boat in a marina has numerous benefits. Read on to discover 13 reasons why living on a boat in a marina is better than living in a house on land. 1. You Can Move Your Boat & Live Anywhere. If and when you want to move (if you ever want to move) you[Read More]
Charleston Harbor Marina Review
Using my guide, Choosing A Marina – A Checklist For Finding The Best One, I’ve answered the first 25 out of 60 questions to give you a feel for the guide and why the collection of information is important before entering a marina for long term storage or as a liveaboard. Additionally, I created a[Read More]
Choosing a Marina (How to avoid ‘bad’ marina’s)
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[Read More]
Sailing and Sightseeing Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina is one of the best cities in the United States to visit. If you are sailing along the east coast it would be a terrible shame to bypass this amazing area. Sailing and sightseeing Charleston is awesome. Sailing and Sightseeing Charleston – Video Within my 15-minute video above you’ll enjoy a sail[Read More]
Marina Checklist – what to do during a temporary stay?
Whether you’re visiting a marina to top-up with water, get fuel or pick someone up at the airport there are several other tasks that are better suited to complete in a marina enjoinment. To make the most of your marina stay, use this helpful marina checklist listed below. But before doing so, watch the video I[Read More]
Don’t fall prey to the horrible condition of marina creep!
Marina creep is a term I’ve created to describe the knotting dark feeling that a cruiser gets after day three of being in a marina. By the third morning, a marina moored sailor wakes with a heavy heart and a sense of dread that seems to appear from left field. Let me back up so[Read More]
Ten months of living on our sailboat full time – Do I have tears of joy or tears of sadness?
It feels like ages since I’ve written about my thoughts and feelings regarding our ‘new’ lifestyle of living on a boat rather than in a house. This time last year, my husband, Simon, and I were living in a temporary apartment taking courses on diesel engines, motors, water pumps, water makers, refrigeration, air conditioning/heating, First[Read More]