Resources in addition to book Ocean Nomad

Reading

A few books that I love and recommend

Ocean & sailing Books

Adventure books

Health and Help Books

Other reading

  • Download an online course from online learning platforms like UdemyCoursera, and FutureLearn.
  • A good read on stars, meteorology, ocean wildlife, the Caribbean or Europe will surely trigger your interest when on board.
  • Download articles you come across the weeks before and read them offline while at sea. A good app for that is ‘Pocket.’

Boat hitch hike Stories

More Atlantic Ocean adventure inspiration. These are blogs of Atlantic hitch-sailors that took the survey:

Ontheway.overblog.com

hodajbos.tumblr.com

yachtnadezhda.blogspot.com

Driftingmonkey.wordpress.com

Whereispaulin.com

LokaPonga

Sunaddicts.wordpress.com (Polish)

Allende-losmares.blogspot.com.es (Spanish)

Loekiesailing.nl

Bruderleichtfuss.com (German)

www.Kuref.com

Lesensduvoyage.net (French)

Gwenetludo.blogspot.com

Paulinaontheroad.com

Blogs of boat hitchhikers:

Be Me Trip (French – Lovely couple that sailed from Europe to Brazil)

Tomas who sailed the Indian Ocean

Lisa & Julia who are travelling the world without a plane

Carmen shares her best tips boathitchhiking from 100 days at sea

Games

Keep the mind sharp. Bring some games that won’t blow away, such as magnetic chess, checkers or backgammon.

Apps

A few app suggestions that can be fun and helpful.

Learning/reading

  • SkyGuide -With this app you can scan the sky and learn about the stars and constellations over your head.
  • Pocket – This app allows you to download online blogs and articles to read later.
  • Kindle – A reader app for your Amazon e-books (if you don’t bring an e-reader with you).
  • Memrise – A playful app to learn a language.

Health

Apnea trainer – Train your lungs; useful for getting superpowers!

Sailing

  • Raymarine – You can connect your phone or tablet with the Raymarine navigation on board to track the stats from wherever you are chillaxing.
  • PredictWind – App for weather forecasting and downloading weather files (one only works with an internet connection)
  • Tides Planner – This will help you figure out how close you can anchor to shore or when you can go for a surf
  • Marine Traffic – Tracks the AIS of boats. Check where your sailing friends are or which boats are around.
  • BlueChart Mobile & Navionics – Navigation apps to which you can contribute content

Creativity

  • A mindmap app – Visually turn your thoughts into maps, structuring the zillion ideas and concepts you come up with at sea.
  • Evernote – Useful to collect and organize your ideas.
  • VideoShop – Edit your videos on the go.
  • GoPro / Camera App -Transfer photos and videos to your phone or tablet.

Environment

  • CleanSwell – Contribute to the largest research on marine debris. Record each item of trash you collect in the harbour, at sea, and on the beach.
  • Marine Debris Tracker – Report where you find what marine debris anywhere in the world.

Podcasts

A few of my favourites:

Ocean podcasts

Sustainability podcasts

Personal development podcasts

Music

You can listen to offline music through Spotify, but remember that you won’t always have a data connection, so download your favourite tunes in advance. You will need a premium subscription to be able to listen to music offline ( €10/month). I think it’s worth it.

If you’re heading for the Caribbean, learn some reggae songs so you can join in on the local Caribbean karaoke shows. A cool Caribbean playlist on Spotify is Caribbean Reggae Beach Groove.

Another option to make all the songs love available to offline listening is through the Amazon Music program (10 euro/months). You can opt for a 30 day trial!

Movies

A few movies I love with sneak-peaks of the Caribbean:

Documentaries

Here are a few of my favourite ocean-related documentaries that will surely educate and activate

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