Browsing Category : Life on board

Whale watching in Tonga


Whaling was once popular in Tonga and practiced on a subsistence level, but it is no longer allowed and Tonga  joins many other countries that have turned harvesting of whales into a new industry of whale watching.     We are glad we waited till Tonga to go on that whale watching trip. We saw whales swimming and breaching outside…

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How to get back in your dingy from the water


  My kids have no trouble pulling themselves up into the dingy. When I saw them jumping in and out, I had no idea it looks much easier than it is. One day we went snorkelling and there was no other option then to attach the dingy on a mooring buoy. I had a great time while snorkelling but the…

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Funny Boat names


A boat name is especially important while cruising, because it becomes your name. Your boat name is your radio call sign, your account name, your bar tab and your social name. Some people forget your surname but they remember your boat and boat name. I must confess that I am guilty of that very same thing. Think twice when you…

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I have a confession to make….


I have a confession to make. I don’t like “sailing”. This may seem odd for someone who sails around the world but I’ll explain further. I like the ocean, sea, fish, Destressed moments (also the name of my fav project) , sunrise, sunsets, moonrises, nature moonsets, the feeling of being on the “road”, silence, freedom, approaching land, the fact that…

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5 things we do differently while traveling


During my walk to the supermarket today, I realized that’s it has been more than a week since we left our homeport Nieuwpoort.  We are in Plymouth now and live a different life while traveling. I made me wander off to the days my grandmother took care off me during summer holidays while my parents were at work.  Here are 5 similarities…

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