IT HASN’T ALL BEEN PLAIN SAILING

During the 12 years we’ve been liveaboards we’ve dodged pirates, survived gales and sustained injuries to boat and body.

Five years ago we were just off the coast of the Maldives, battling through the worst gale we have encountered so far. This is why we are being so careful in our preparations for the next big crossing. We never want to be in the same position again, but if we are we want to be better prepared.

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Neither of us had owned any kind of boat before we bought SY Esper, and it was a steep learning curve. The biggest lesson to date was when we tried crossing the equator in the Maldives. The gale that hit us wasn’t predicted, and we hadn’t prepared properly. Jamie wrote about it afterwards here on the blog at the time, but you may have missed it.

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CALM ENOUGH TO TAKE A QUICK SNAP

We have come a long way in 12 years, you won’t believe how naive we were at the start! And this is why we enjoy sharing the ups and downs with you now, perhaps our experiences will help you one day.

Peace and fair winds!

Liz, Jamie and Millie xxx

kNACKERED AFTER 4 DAYS OF HELL

PS. Millie came through this gale with us without a murmur of complaint. She truly is a salty sea cat.

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