BE INSPIRED, GET MOTIVATED AND COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE
Liz, Jamie and Millie the Cat have been sailing the world aboard Esper since 2006. Not only do we share our adventures but we help those looking to challenge themselves and make the break from routine. Over the next two seasons we are going to be taking on our biggest challenge yet!
Followtheboat is about providing inspiring content, to educate and entertain through our youtube sailing channel and social media platforms. We like to show you all aspects of living on a boat, warts and all, because it's not all beaches, bikinis and beer. We show you the reality of this lifestyle and at the same time help wannabe liveaboards to make that leap. We make videos, write books, contribute to magazines... and we keep it real.
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Fifteen years of blogging
We have been blogging and videoing since 2002. With over 500 blog entries and 150 videos on youtube, we have quite a bit of knowledge and sailing experience, though we're always learning. Check out our blog for more info or take a look at our map for a taster. Older entries cover Europe and the Caribbean, newer entries from the Red Sea to the east, these are just a few of our posts.
The island that thinks it’s a sailboat…October 10, 2019
The only difference between this tropical island and a boat is that it's permanently moored. Yes, it has trees (we have masts!) And there are monitor lizards. But let's not get too picky about it...
What to do when you lose steerage on a sailboat? Carry on to paradise!October 3, 2019
We were all set to leave Batavia Marina, but when Jamie engaged reverse we lost all steering and drifted out towards the other boats around us!
Test satellite phone blog postOctober 1, 2019
This is a test post from our satphone. It's a new feature we're calling FTBLIVE where we post an image, live from our satphone, to our blog. It is automatically forwarded to the followtheboat Facebook page. Feel free to comment on this or ignore it.
How to install a boat fridgeSeptember 26, 2019
Our old Danfoss compressor system came with SY Esper when we bought her, and was probably installed at the time of build in 1989! To be honest, it had become a rusting heap of shit.