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.
Has Jakarta outgrown itself?September 19, 2019
It's polluted, noisy, over-crowded, the traffic is appalling and it's sinking: is there anything to like about Jakarta? We think so!
There’s something HORRIBLE in the water!September 12, 2019
Illegal fishing. A sloppy-choppy swell. Chattering-clattering coming from our prop. Something really horrible in the water! What's wrong with the Java Sea?
Krakatoa Pt 2 – “Walking on the moon”September 5, 2019
Even with the still active volcano reduced to a ridged lunar landscape of devastation, Jamie felt small in the face of the obvious power of nature over mankind. The shore and slopes of 'Child of Krakatoa' were still alive and intimidating.
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?