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.
Krakatoa Pt 1: What’s top of your bucket list?August 15, 2019
Krakatao (aka 'Krakatau') has been on our bucket list for a long time. And this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail there in our own sailboat and anchor in the caldera. Did it live up to expectations?
Enggano – remote and spectacular + Do you know your spinnaker from your gennaker?August 8, 2019
"I no longer fly our asymmetrical as I launched the boss off the deck with it one time. Seeing the guy who pays the bills 15 feet in the air is a bit exciting. Now we fly our code zero in all sorts."
What is the most scary thing about sailing?August 1, 2019
"Why would you go out there? Don’t you like Terra Firma? The firmer it is, the less terrified I am, so why do it?"
Six years on, we remember the most dangerous sailing conditions we’ve encountered…July 28, 2019
We had up to date charts for the whole area and courtesy flags for all the exciting countries we planned to visit. But the planet had other ideas.