What can you throw over board when sailing the ocean? Part 2. On the Ocean

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The discussion comes up on every boat setting sail for the ocean. How are we going to deal with waste?  Is it better to throw glass and tin in the ocean or dump it on a little island? What is actually recyclable? How to dispose waste on the…

How to fish when sailing? Or not at all

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How to fish when sailing? Fishing can be an exciting part of a long sailing passage, like the Atlantic crossing – but catching is a different story! On my four Atlantic crossings (combined), we caught a total of three fish that made it up…

Vanishing Sail Filmscreening in Lanzarote - Canary Islands

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Earlier this year I fell in love. In love with those wooden boats, I encountered on the beach in Carriacou, Grenada. I was determined to go to Windward Carriacou, where the boats are being built, after seeing this movie Vanishing Sails at the…
sustainable sailing

How to minimise your waste footprint when sailing the ocean? Part 1.

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The discussion comes up on every boat setting sail for the ocean. How are we going to deal with waste?  Is it better to throw glass and tin in the ocean or dump it on a little island? What is actually recyclable? How to dispose waste on the…

Ocean friendly gift ideas for positive impact

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Just a quick message before the festivities :
Gift FOR the ocean Here's a few happy ECO FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS that can bring a positive impact to a loved one AND a healthier ocean Creativity Make a natural straw, make a bracelet…

Sailboat hitchhiking from the Virgin Islands

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The Virgin Islands: a popular place for sailors in the Caribbean. Also a popular starting point or ending point for sailing across the Atlantic. Here's a little bit of info to get a sense of place. The Virgin Islands are made up of the British…
Hitch-sailing in Langkawi Malaysia

A typical day of hitch-sailing: fun + making a difference

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HitchSailing: spontaneous crewing on a strangers’ sailboat. Whether you have sailing experience or not, whether you contribute money or not, whether you found the boat in advance online or locally in the harbour. Some call it boathitchiking,…

Travel packing for the planet: What's in my eco friendly travel kit?

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The ultimate guide to your eco-friendly travel kit You want to travel light, compact and purposeful. But that’s not enough! Here are some considerations and recommendations for your ethical and eco-friendly travelkit. You want to support…

Sailing across the Strait of Gibraltar - into the Atlantic Ocean

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SV Eau Too - October 17, 2016. I’m 8 days at sea now. I open my eyes and see the reflection of water moving on the ceiling. I sit up (which is a luxury on board!) and look outside. All I see is water. That’s a change of scenery from the…

Sailing in Greece: island-hopping the adventurous way

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Looking to go sailing in Greece? Great choice! Here's how to explore the Greek Island under sail, adventure-style! Everyday I see sailboats passing by. I just have to be on one. Not looking at one and not only writing about one. I'm getting…