Snapshots from Crossing the Atlantic

It’s now a week since we arrived here in Martinique. The solitude of the ocean passage seems like a distant memory. Irish John returned home to his farm near Cork only a couple of days after we arrived, and since then we have moved from the quiet anchorage into the busy marina to make the post-crossing repairs and re-provisioning easier.

Leaving Lanzarote!

We’re off! We set sail from Marina Lanzarote at 1pm this afternoon, into calm seas and bright sunshine. Three hours in and no significant wind yet (still motoring), or dolphins, or fish on John’s line, but we remain hopeful. We are heading for La Palma first, and aim to arrive on Friday (two days time).Continue reading “Leaving Lanzarote!”

My Sailing-to-a-Desert-Island Discs

I have long been a fan of Desert Island Discs and have often thought about what my choices would be or how I would actually fare with only eight songs to listen to, so I thought a 3 week crossing of the Atlantic might be a good time to try it…

10 firsts from my first 10 days on board

I have now been living aboard Mehalah, the boat I will cross the Atlantic on, for 10 days. It has flown by, but also feels as though I have always been here.

A vague plan

Setting off from the UK at the end of December, I am working my way slowly south to join a boat sailing from Lanzarote to Martinique in February. From there, I plan to crew on different boats around the Caribbean for a few months, before finding a boat sailing back to Europe in time forContinue reading “A vague plan”

How did I get here? A summary

Sunday 29th December On a coach from Bournemouth to London Earlier this year, whilst walking the south west coastpath alone in March, I came up with the idea for a podcast (“Rewilding Yourself”) with me taking time around my full time job to rewild myself through wild swims, weekends walking and bivvying on the coastContinue reading “How did I get here? A summary”