It’s been exactly one month since we set sail on August 19, 2018 on our 6,000 nautical mile sailing journey from Stralsund, Germany to Gulf Shores, Alabama. We battled The Baltic, survived The North Sea, and sailed through The English Channel on our way into The Northern Atlantic.Read More
Basic Principles of Seamanship – How to Get Your Sea Legs
For the novice sailor, Michelle guides you through this new and exciting journey as she sailed more than 7,000 nautical miles on six significant bodies of water (including an Atlantic Ocean crossing) to 12 countries on four continents. This logbook reveals all the good, the bad, and the ugly details about the planning stages, stories about living on a sailboat, sailing with dogs, the reality of working while sailing, impressions of our many interesting destinations along the way, nitty-gritty details about each sailing passage, and the entire experience from the first mate's point of view.
I needed to get out of the construction zone for a while so I packed my laptop, took the pups on a long walk, and then parked at one of my favorite outdoor cafe's in Stralsund, The Flipper. This place is completely dog friendly with a view of the marina. They immediately brought the dogs a bowl..Read More
As I write this, we are taking a little holiday through Europe with our children. We wanted to spend some quality time with them before we are at sea for 6 to 8 months. However, we did work out a way for some communication during our journey.Read More
When I asked a German Navy veteran to teach me to sail, I discovered quickly that learning to sail is a lifetime commitment and not just a one-course seminar. I often tell people that when you sail for the first time, you have one of two experiences. It either becomes a one-time…Read More