If you knew there had been a recent piracy attack where you were heading, would you keep your intended course and still set your sailboat towards that destination? What would you do? How would you react?
We’re alarmed by the number of people who tell us that they are ‘too old to sail’ and are convinced they have, quite literally, missed the boat. This anxiety has become more prevalent in recent years. Why? We think we have the answer…
When flying foxes attack the instruments on your sailboat mast how would you discourage them?
Presents and festive gifts under $50 for sailing cruisers in the holiday season. We use these items all the time on SY Esper, they make life easier and the day go smoother, we wouldn’t be without them. Links in blog for where to find each one.
Anyone who knows cats will be aware that the biggest killer is kidney failure. The only test worth a cat taking is the relatively new (2 years) SDMA test. It detects kidney failure early. Jamie held her while the vet’s assistant gently pushed Millie’s head up and the vet coaxed her to accept first a razor (to remove some fur) and then a needle into her jugular.
This episode just about typifies what it means to be a cruiser in SE Asia. Boat maintenance (of course), sailing in testing seas and anchoring off a desert island.