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Hey there, glad you found me! I’m Nate and this is The Nomad Trip, pull up a chair.  I’m planning a sailing circumnavigation and this is where I write about sailing, freediving, spearfishing, and travel. 

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The Nomad Trip

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.

Cheers, and if you like what you’ve read, share it!

-Nate

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Jardin De La Reyna

Jardin De La Reyna

So. We were in a remote anchorage along the Southern Cuban coast – somewhere in the Jardin De La Reyna. NOMAD and Songerie were the only two boats in sight. NOMAD had only a few inches of water under her keels, and we had a ton of chain out – so we were completely secure. […]

Strange signs

Trinidad, Cuba (and other stuff)

Sorry for the delay in posts. I was sailing through a remote part of the South Cuban coastline. Can’t tell you where because the fishing was too good. But I will, eventually, share some pictures. It might be paradise. One more thing: I’m taking a step backwards on the Cuban coffee. It’s good. But I […]

Hecho en Cuba

Hecho En Cuba

This post was made in Cuba. As is an ever-increasing amount of stuff onboard NOMAD. Coffee – what might be the best in the world (or at least that I’ve tried so far) is onboard, made in Cuba. A good, and reasonably priced aged rum is onboard, made in Cuba. And cigars. Good God.   We […]

Welcome to Cuba

Welcome to Socialist Cuba

And we did feel welcome. Much more so than we felt in the Caymans. We finally got our weather window and escaped Grand Cayman. 7 days, more or less, in the Caymans. It was 7 days too long. So when the weather turned favorable, we left at our earliest convenience. Cayman may be nice and […]