When one envisions sailing, one thinks the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. This is something both very different and very special. A beautiful and eerie sail through the ice and snow of Antarctica. Pretty amazing stuff. A helpful tip, watch in full screen.
This is directed at our Canadian readers. Recent changes to border tracking now records departures and arrivals of individual Canadian citizens. What does this mean to those who travel extensively., quite a lot apparently. It could have an adverse impact on everything from your medical coverage to your pension benefits. To find out more there is an informative article here
I found this article very interesting reading. It is from Time Magazine and discusses 5 things the author learned when she quit her job and moved to Mexico. She breaks her epiphany down in this way.
- Less is more
- It is okay to be selfish
- It isn’t a race
- You don’t have to follow the herd
- There’s a big world out there
I think have had some of the epiphanies myself. At any rate, Elle expands her thoughts in a persuasive way. A good read that can be found here.
One of, if not the first, around the world, single hand sailing race is returning in 2018. The one and only race was run in 1968, ending in 1969. Nine started, 6 retired at various stages, 1 sank, 1 committed suicide and 1 finished. The winner, Robin Knox-Johnston.
How safe is the Caribbean. Saw this video on Yahoo, and the headline had some immediate value to me. Coincidentally, Barbados and St Lucia are two places on the itinerary for our next adventure. Timely? I think so.
In reality, we have never felt anything but safe anywhere we have been. Likely a combination of naivety and good practices. Every little bit helps.
I ran across this article a few months ago and wanted to share it. It outlines the many benefits associated to sailing. The link can be found here.
The maiden post for this site will have to be the maiden voyage of the newly purchased 25 foot O’Day sailboat. The boat was formerly owned by some very good friends in Saskatchewan. They delivered the vessel to our location near Balfour BC on Kootenay Lake in the Canadian Rockies. Took a quick video as we did a shakedown sail on Sunshine Bay.
The sailing is something we will touch on quite often, as this is something Lori and I have tossed around for several years now as a potential retirement thing, or at worst, a leisure activity.