Two years ago I started a little project where I talked to other women on sailboats about their sailing life. I only started sailing/cruising in 2007 with my spouse and soon realized it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I could either quit or try to find out what would make me [...]
Bev Feiges, aboard Cloverleaf, a 61-foot custom Krogen motoryacht, shares a list of some things she wouldn’t want to live without, and some pictures of great things about living aboard.
Lets start with the great things about living aboard.
Mostly it’s about the people you meet.
Everyone will tell you that.
Evening dinner in the cockpit. Mixed [...]
On the long passages, nothing compares to being completely and solely in charge of your entire world and in tune with the world around you – as long as it’s going well.
Alex and I sail double-handed most often, so only one of us is awake at any given time.
When you’re on watch, the entire world [...]
What do I most like about cruising, let me count the ways…
… being on watch for sunsets and sunrises, sailing under star laden, moonlit nights with a shooting star here or there, and seeing the Milky Way on clear dark nights.
Cruising gives me the opportunity to travel in a way that allows me to slowly savor a place.
I’m not a tourist on a five day “try to see it all” trip.
Instead I have the opportunity to be immersed in the culture, meet the locals, enjoy the unique atmosphere of a cruising destination. I not only [...]