What if you've been feeling unwell or suffering for years and modern medicine has offered no solutions, only one dead-end road after another? What if you also felt deep down there has to be an answer out there, and you feel driven to find it? What if you stumbled upon a highly promising course of … Continue reading How willing are you to change in pursuit of healing?
Yeah, I know it’s been a long time. I uploaded my last video two years ago, which was filmed almost three years ago. Life has gotten in the way. It’s been mostly good, though. Where am I now? Working full-time, I haven’t had the time or energy to create videos. I have hundreds of hours … Continue reading Long Time, No See (Life gets in the way, but I’m still sailing)
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!)
I smell change in the wind again. (It smells vaguely of seabird poop.) After nine months of having both a Honda Element and a thirty-eight foot sailboat serve as part-time homes, I have mostly achieved a system that works for me - with one glitch that's stirring me to make a change. Simplifying and systematizing … Continue reading Another Change in the Wind
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
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!
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
Completing my ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course did a lot more for me than provide me with the skills I need to skipper a sailboat. For the first time in my life, I feel a sense of belonging with a community not genetically related to me. For most of my life, I was content … Continue reading I Found My Tribe
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
In this version of Sailing Novaturient, I rush Coco to the vet for a scary breathing problem... and the diagnosis is devastating. (I cried a lot, but didn't film it.) A 24-hour stay at the pet emergency hospital stabilized him and bought us some more time together. Then I drove Ember to my sister's house … Continue reading YouTube Video v1.3 Uploaded