What could be cooler than climbing aboard a ship with a bunch of one eyed, ragtag, parrot wearing sailors and setting sail in search of plunder and adventure in the unknowns of the high sea? Not much I would say, and many of your childhood psyches would probably agree with me. So, when I arrived in Eilat, Israel, at the northern tip of the pirate infested waters of the Red Sea, all I could think about was finding some kind of pirate classifieds advert and ringing them up. Having obviously not found any listing, I walked down to the harbor to see if I could catch a ride heading south to meet up with some Somali pirates.
Yachts are cheaper to buy in Europe than in Australia. These are the places I considered buying also the most popular when I first got the boat, which is why I have included them here.
Improvements Some of the improvements that I have made to La Vagabonde to make life first bearable then comfortable have centred around getting more power onboard.
Ray Brown Sails from Adelaide. Legend, get sails from him if you can. The same can be said of weekly expenditure on food, etc. Once you have your boat set up as best you can you can get by on rice and tea or caviar and champagne, up to you.
So a bit of food for thought there. This is really exciting for us. This is what we would like and hope can be our actual source of ongoing income. Elayna and I have met some cruisers, particularly younger ones, getting around on small boats with almost no amenities aboard.
No fridge, no auto pilot, rowing their tender and with an iPhone for a GPS. Living extremely cheap on an inexpensive boat anchored right next to me. Same water, same view. Looking back I wish I had left sooner on a smaller boat but then I really had no idea. At one stage I had a ???
We live pretty cheap. I hope this helps explain things better. Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted as they say. If friends or family come to visit, let them buy you dinner.
Allow someone else to be generous. You might both enjoy it. Try find an internet cafe or library rather than a restaurant.
Nota Bene — Riley P. The guy helped me drop the rudder anchored in Simpson Bay, load it onto our tender which the engine was playing up a lot in the past week and drive it around to Marigot Bay for repairs.
Cheers Mark, your a legend!Airlie Beach is known as the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands – the most talked about of Australia’s famous islands. Most people come to Airlie Beach for one night before their trip, hop on the boats and then head off to their next destination when they get back onto land.
Globe and Mail. Cheers to The Globe and Mail for the page feature in today's issue. We wrote this story about life at the lake.
It's great to spread the word about the joys of 'getting away from it all'. Great Stuff buddy!! Me and the wife are squirreling money away like crazy to be able to purchase a boat similar to your and get out on the water.
Transitioning to Life at Sea (Elayna) All the comforts of living in a house on land are either thrown away upon moving on board and forgotten about, or compressed into a tiny appliance suitable for a boat.
Website of the logs of sailing trips with S/Y Thetis in Greece, Turkey, Malta, Tunisia, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, Madeira, Canaries, Cape Verde, Barbados, St. Lucia, and Martinique. Covers many islands and coastline in the Aegean and Ionian seas, as well as the S. Black Sea. The log is illustrated with photographs, and includes some historical and geographical descriptions of the places visited.
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