At Long Last! v1.8 Exhausted and Injured in the British Virgin Islands – and Over the Moon for Tropical Sailing! (Finally Uploaded!)

Last year after Christmas, I traveled to the British Virgin Islands to work as a first mate and chef on a private catamaran charter. I can hardly believe it has already been almost a year! How time flies! This adventure was an experiment to find out if I'd enjoy this type of work as a … Continue reading At Long Last! v1.8 Exhausted and Injured in the British Virgin Islands – and Over the Moon for Tropical Sailing! (Finally Uploaded!)

New Video! v1.7 Beginning Life on Wheels and Water – Urban Stealth Camping and Sailboat Living

A long chapter of my life comes to an end and an exciting new chapter begins -- life on wheels and water! I move out of my apartment and onto a sailboat, and due to liveaboard limitations at the marina, I also begin urban stealth camping 4 nights a week in my Honda Element Ember. … Continue reading New Video! v1.7 Beginning Life on Wheels and Water – Urban Stealth Camping and Sailboat Living

New Video! v1.6 Beautiful San Francisco Bay Sailing – Perfect Training Grounds for a New Skipper!

My dream of making sailing my way of life is coming true! Between August 1 and December 4, I logged 18 sails on the San Francisco Bay -- sailing with new friends, shipping traffic, eerie fog, becalmed waters, crazy winds, and breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. Widely varied conditions make the San Francisco Bay the perfect place for … Continue reading New Video! v1.6 Beautiful San Francisco Bay Sailing – Perfect Training Grounds for a New Skipper!

New Videos! First Time Stealth Camping, Highway 1

Back in mid-July, I drove Ember south on Highway 1 to create my first overnight stealth camping experience. I managed to pare hours of footage down to two videos totalling 15 and 13 minutes each. These videos were released a week apart, and I just uploaded the second one this morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_78fsZbOXkc https://youtu.be/1cerQV4xGVo So much has … Continue reading New Videos! First Time Stealth Camping, Highway 1

More Huge Changes and the Transition to Minimalism

I have a verbal agreement to lease/option a Catalina 38' sailboat, and although papers have yet to be drafted and signed, I expect this to happen very soon. The lease/option is an almost miraculous opportunity that fell into my lap and will help me greatly towards achieving my short-term goals. Before I cut the dock lines … Continue reading More Huge Changes and the Transition to Minimalism

Video Uploaded! v1.2 Radical Plan to Save Money to Buy My BlueWater Boat

My family hates this idea! But knowing me, I think they understand now... I'm making some HUUUUUUGE changes to my life and letting go of so many things in order to make the sailing dream a reality. It's kind of scary! I'm hoping to connect with a community of fellow novaturient spirits to encourage and … Continue reading Video Uploaded! v1.2 Radical Plan to Save Money to Buy My BlueWater Boat