Ep. 25 A Sailor's Work is Never Done!

June 2, 2019

When you sit in port for three months with massive boat projects, you know the meaning of the phrase, “A sailor’s work is never done.” We had three critical areas of projects – power, paint, and anchor. We got these major projects and dozens of smaller projects completed while in Cabedelo, Brazil for three months. We have enjoyed this part of Brazil, and we’ve gotten a lot of work accomplished—both for our clients, and for our ship, Seefalke. At times, life was really difficult here—especially while sitting on the hard for six weeks and going up and down the ladders every day, hoisting the seadogs every day in the puppy crane, and enduring all the work that was needed on the boat. We were wondering if this would ever end! But now the boat is in ship shape! So…No offense to the lovely people of Cabedelo, Brazil who have now adopted us as their own. No offense to the gorgeous landscape and friendly culture. But our ship needs to be at sea. And so do we.  It’s time to GO! But first, we want to give you a quick rundown about the completion of our many boat projects!

Ep. 15 - Sailing the Bay of Biscay on a Good Day

October 7, 2018

Sailing the Bay of Biscay was a sailing adventure that created challenges and struggles along with excitement and reward. It was difficult, to say the least. Even with favorable conditions, we sailed across the infamous Bay of Biscay during the worst possible time of year. But even on a good day, The Bay of Biscay is ruthless. At times, it was a glorious passage filled with playful dolphins, a whale sighting, a full moon lighting our way each night, and bright sunny weather. At other times, the constant pounding of the 3 to 4 meter waves rocked our bodies and our minds. We battled seasickness, exhaustion, and dehydration, but we made it 362 nautical miles in 80 hours to A Caruña, Spain. This was the one passage Michelle feared the most. We now know first hand why The Bay of Biscay has such a feared reputation. Read Michelle’s logbook entry for the real nitty gritty about this adventure! Follow this link for Maik’s actual captain’s logbook entries.