Followthebeat – all our music in one place

We’re using so much music on our videos these days that we’ve decided to hold them all in one place. We have a new Soundcloud account, and each episode we’re adding our tracks for you to listen to at your leisure. You can listen to them as a playlist in the order in which they’re uploaded, or just pick and choose which track you want to hear.

We’ve embedded an audio player into our website. Just go to and you’ll find all the tracks in one easy-to-navigate playlist. Scroll down over the playlist to see all the tracks.

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DL Sounds – ‘Get those vibes’

We use DL-Sounds a lot for our audio tracks. They’re a great source of royalty free music and their downtempo/lounge selection is not only extensive but also really good quality. This type of music lends itself perfectly to many of our sailing scenes and ‘Get those vibes’ works perfectly in this week’s video clip.

I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came.

John F Kennedy

Ramprasad – The End Of A Legend


Older readers of followhtheboat will know that Jamie’s sailing adventures started aboard s/y Ramprasad, skippered by owner Sam Coles. We are sad to report that Ramprasad ran aground and eventually sank off the coast of Madagascar this week.



Water, Water Everywhere

Next time you turn the tap on for a glass of water, to have a bath or make a coffee, enjoy the ease of that simple act. In our latest episode we explain why it can take us over two hours to do the same.
Checking in is easy in Ao Chalong, with harbour master, customs and immigration in three rooms next to each other. The whole process took 15 minutes, considerably faster than finding water.


The Fisherman – ‘Swimming With The Sharks’

Loving this musician called The Fisherman. He’s really prolific and has been putting stuff out for years but this is possibly his most appropriate for our lifestyle. If you can’t see the clip or play it in the website, listen to it here.

The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use.

Dom Degnon

The overwhelming kindness of strangers

Capt Ron on his birthday

One of the ‘perks’ of publishing our adventures online is reading and responding to the feedback we get. From youtube comments to emails, we love reading what people have to say, not just about our website but about themselves too. In the last week we received two heart-warming communications from two kind Americans.


Sailors Interviews #07 | Liz Cleere

If you would like to know which is Liz’s favourite anchorage, what superpower she has always wanted to have and where she would like to be right now, you’ll need to catch the video…



It's fine to throw cans in the ocean, especially if you break them in half first, right? That's what we always thought….

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Adam Thomas – ‘Loving You, I’m Alive’

We’ve got two great tunes on our latest sailing video diary this week, and this is one of them: an uplifting, light-rock tune by Adam Thomas. Not normally our kind of music but it fits the clip and makes us happy. If you can’t see the clip or play it in the website, listen to it here.


Good to know Millie is looking after Esper while we are away…#followtheboat #cat #cats #catsonboats #boatcat #milliethecat

Posted by Followtheboat on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic...

Van Morrison

Steve Tack – ‘The Arrival’


Came across this track just now whilst searching for an opening tune for our next video blog update, coming out next Sunday. What do you think of it? It’s to accompany a rather gorgeous sunrise vista: deep pink and purple clouds hanging over Adang island with a crescent moon above, shot at around six in the morning. Flat, calm seas … Read More