What would you do after a long period sailing with your family? In our case, life will never be the same as before. We know what we want ; our priorities have changed and are clear. We have spent a long period of time in permanent connection with the sea, and we want to protect it. And we want to be back on the blue as soon as possible.
Did I ever talk about positive discipline? I made it, I am becoming a positive discipline facilitator, I have already started practising and I am really enjoying it. I found a super partner and in November we are going to start practising online together.
After a month on land, we are still sea nostalgic. During the first month, kids were super happy to be back home and see their old friends again. This week, for the first time, they start to realise that the experience was not so bad after all. We got our land legs back and we are very enthusiastic in becoming digital nomads and go back at sea some day.
On the 4th of November 2018, we will be at Geneva's boat show giving conferences about our sailing experience and also participating in a forum.
We arrived to Meganisi by the end of June, after some weeks sailing in the Mediterranean sea during the mid season (at that time, most of the boats that we came across at the anchorages where liveaboards). We spent July in the nice Ionian islands (from Olympia to Corfu); some places were very touristic with plenty of charters boats and people spending one or two weeks of holidays sailing. We also knew at that time that we were on our way back to France for a break in our sailing. It was great to be in such beautiful islands to start digesting all the thoughts, emotions and feelings of the previous year.
We use to hear/read about sailing from Mediterranean sea to the Canary Islands but we can hardly find any information about sailing from the Canary Islands to Mediterranean sea. Sailing back to the Mediterranean sea from Canary Islands is going against the trade winds (Alisios), which is more difficult than going with the trade winds that is what most of the people are doing when going to the Caribean, but it is not impossible.
Since we installed the Watt&Sea POD 600 in Las Palmas, we've sailed more than 2'500 nm with it. Some people have been asking for feedback on it, so here it is!
We have been using Linux on board since our second season on Soledad - three years ago. There exists quite a large collection of marine/sailing software for Linux. As you might know from previous posts, we mainly use OpenCPN and zyGrib for navigation. In this post, I will explain how we got more by connecting our computer to the boat's electronics and to an Iridium satellite phone.
We have been sailing and visiting Madeira with our friends from SV Dunia. Dunia's crew is a German family. It has been a great experience to spend time together, being part of the same family. Kids and parents had fun and grew up, learning about communication and tolerance. It is amazing to see this future … Continue reading Two liveaboard families visiting Madeira together
We literally spent the winter in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. El muelle deportivo de Las Palmas is a huge marina in the centre of the city. At walking distance or by bus (bus pass available at the marina's mini-market) you can find whatever you need. We enjoyed the spannish/canarian culture (carnivals, holy week, etc.) and the weather has been good (even though locals say it's been one bad winter).