I’m Nate Niehuus, and this is The Nomad Trip. I’m stoked you’re here. I built this site to share my experiences as I plan for and then leave for the sailing circumnavigation: The Nomad Trip. My goals are to escape the rat race and live a simple, sustainable life on the ocean. Along the way, I plan to visit the most beautiful and remote spots on the planet and share the experience through this site. Freediving, traveling, and spearfishing are my passions. If you want to know more about me, or The Nomad Trip, check my About page by clicking here. And I can give you 7 reasons to stay in touch here.
I write a little about sailing, a little about spearfishing, and a little about freediving. Through The Nomad Trip I hope to be able to share some of the places I go, the people I meet, the landscapes I see, the cruising lifestyle – and the underwater life that I find along the way. This is a work of passion – so bear with me and I’ll update as often as possible. I can honestly say that the learning curve is the steepest I’ve ever encountered.
I hope you stay in touch as I work to piece this trip together. It definitely won’t be boring. It definitely will be challenging. I’m always on the lookout for crew, specifically if you’re a freediver/spearfisherman, a cook, or a mechanic. Sailing chops are obviously a plus too. If you happen to be involved with a brand that you think would be interested in sponsoring me, again shoot me an email.
Below you’ll find my latest blog posts, which vary in subject. Take a look-see and let me know what you think in the comments.
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Finally, out of Havana. Back onboard NOMAD. Life starting to seem normal again. Back to the familiar problems: finding provisions, lugging around diesel containers, running out of water, everything corroding and breaking. The normal, expensive boat problems. Familiar, grinding, frustration. Long quiet periods shattered by moments of terror. Back with friends. Then saying goodbye to […]
Havana. It’s a strange place. The entire city is a bustling, dirty, noisy contradiction. The people live in complete poverty and relative fear of their government. There’s a guy named Che (not even a Cuban!) that is one of their minor Gods. Something like a saint. Or maybe just a martyr. I’m not sure, after […]
At this point we had some epic sailing. Some epic diving. Remote spots. Not-so-easy boat maintenance. New friends. Full freezers. Great beach parties. And an epic success (thanks Jaco) in targeting and acquiring a specific and sizeable species. A personal best and trophy Cubera Snapper. And everyone rejoiced with us and enjoyed the fresh fish. […]
It was nearing the end of our adventures in Jardin De La Reyna. We needed to get back to Cienfuegos to renew visas. We were anxious to visit Havana, and we’d been remote for long enough that people were likely starting to worry about us. So much had already happened. There was the time that […]