sailing across the Atlantic Ocean as crew
Swimming in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

From ocean adventurer to change-maker | from Virgin.com

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This post was originally posted on Virgin.com We are now 16 days at sea. Six salty sailors and I are navigating our way from Spain to the Americas on a small sailing sloop. The lack of wind brings opportunity. After weeks of…

Las Palmas Atlantic Sailing Guide

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Las Palmas, a city on the northern side of Gran Canaria, is the capital of the Canary Islands. This is where Columbus left Europe to discover what is now the Americas! ‘Muelle Deportivo de Las Palmas’ is the most popular harbour and a central…
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Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean: What's it like?

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What's it like sailing across the Atlantic What's it like? Here's a snapshot from one of my 4 Atlantic Ocean sailing experiences: “Someone is pinching me. ‘Suzanne Suzanne' Watch time! Wow, I come out of a deep sleep. It takes me some moments…

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…

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 back into Europe: The Strait of Gib!

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A lighthouse. Beeping phones. Airplane stripes. Fishing boats. The smell of pine trees! We are approaching Cabo Sao Vicente, the most western point of mainland Europe. That’s what struck me most: suddenly having the smell of pinetrees……
hitchhikers guide to the Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean Crossing part 2: Caribbean to Europe!

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I’m back on the Atlantic Ocean. Again. Back to blue, breathing sea, stimulus stop, facing the elements, learning ropes! This time in a completely different setting. A boat and crew more than double the size of SeaYa, different route,…
hitchhikers guide to the Atlantic Ocean

Day 6. Sailing Canary Islands - Cape Verde

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S/V Sea Ya - 20 Januari 2015. Somewhere along the West African Coast. From the pen+book diary.  2.AM “Wake up, little Suzie, wake up!” Noor sings me awake. It’s time to start my night watch.  I’m used to this rhythm by now. I had…