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.
First days at anchor after lockdownJuly 12, 2020
We left the marina and spent our first night at anchor in a spot where it turned out to be illegal to drop the hook without a permit. Although we knew it was a marine park, we hadn't realised we were not allowed to anchor until the next day...
What’s wrong with Patreon?July 9, 2020
Platform fees, processing fees, payout fees... they all eat away at the generous pledges from Patrons.
The Mighty Mount KinabaluJuly 8, 2020
Now that we're at anchor we get a much better perspective of the impressive Sabbah mountain range. Dominating the landscape, however, rising high above every other mountain, is Mount Kinabalu. It stands at over 4,000m above sea level and can be seen from anywhere along the Sabah coastline. Of course most of the time she is swathed in cloud but ...
That Dense MangroveJuly 6, 2020
One more from that mangrove, just to show you how dense it is. It meanders for a good half a mile into thick roots. Sometimes paddling becomes impossible so you end up bouncing off trees hanging over your head. I kept a careful eye out for snakes but there were none, at least as far as I could tell! A ...