The best-kept secret to world traveling, is that it’s best done aboard a sailboat. Sailing (cruising) around the world isn’t new, but it hasn’t exactly made it to the mainstream yet either. And maybe that’s a good thing. You can read about why I chose sailing and cruising below.
I was lucky in that I was introduced to the idea personally, via a close friend that has completed a sailing circumnavigation. So the thousands of questions one has when they hear about this idea, I was able to ask someone with far greater experience and get relevant and timely answers. The questions ranged from financial tactics to sailing tactics, and the answers were quick and based on experience. Honestly, if it wasn’t for this resource, I’m almost positive I wouldn’t have made the decision to undertake this – and you wouldn’t be reading The Nomad Trip. Bummer of a thought, right?
As I type this, I have very limited sailing experience and virtually no cruising experience. Although I did try a very short (by sailing standards) sailing adventure in the Bahamas, to make sure I could handle the disconnect and the extended boat life. Of course, a 9 day trip sailing around the Bahamas hardly prepares one to cross oceans or take 5 years off and circumnavigate – but it is a start. The next steps are a mix of learning how to sail and cruise, getting my financial life together, selling a ton of gear, and purchasing the requisite boat and sailing equipment.
Recent Sailing Posts
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 […]
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 […]