We Were Sailing: A Picture Update Post


The blog has been quiet! But we have a good reason: we were sailing! Patrick took 2 months paternity leave and we sailed from Kiel through the southern islands of Denmark and back via Rostock. We have been back in …
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Naming Our Boat: Meet Falkor

Mango as Falcor

Falkor (still Heavy Metal at this point) heading towards the water after winter on land.   Naming your boat can be almost (if not more) difficult than naming your child. And I would know. We agreed to buy the boat …
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We Bought A Boat

Patrick on his boat

So we did it! We sold the Pinguin and bought our bluewater/cruising boat. We spent over a year looking at various boats with various price tags. And in truth we almost did not look at what was “Heavy Metal” but …
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An Interview with Kristen Faber, Author of The Long White Cloud:The year in New Zealand That Changed Our Family Forever

book about travel with family in New Zealand

Regular posting of Unleash to resume next week! Our excuse is that our son was born in February and we are making preparations for 2 months of sailing in the Baltic Sea this summer. So there is lots to come, …
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Sailing Around the World, having a boat helps

baby on board

A year ago we announced to the world our new plan to SAIL around the world. So what happened to it? Well, the truth is: we have no sailing experience, nor the time or money to do a voyage for …
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Boat For Sale: Randers Sagitta 20

randers sagitta 20

We are selling our boat, a Randers Sagitta 20, proudly named the Pinguin! (We never changed names when we bought it, we thought the name suited the boat so well). The prospect : Randers Sagitta 20 – Pinguin Verkauf that …
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How to sail around the world with zero experience and no fuel?

unleash sailing

While questing for youtube videos on bluewater sailing we came across Pauli Juppi’s video “How to sail around the world with zero experience and no fuel?” a summary of his plan and a request for help in his project. Check …
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Test Prologue To Motorcycle Trip Through Turkey Ebook

Simson Swalbe

I am presently writing the first draft of what will be the book of our motorcycle trip  from Germany to Turkey and back. I keep swinging back to the prologue. How much background info is really needed? This was our …
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2 Great Sailing Podcast Episodes

Patrick sailing with Mango the dog

Patrick has me listening to episodes of The Sailing Podcast, and I have to admit I am really enjoying them. I have been jumping around and not going in order (unlike my German counterpart) so I can not say these …
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Part 2 of Sailing With A Toddler & A Dog: Lessons Learned

sailing with a dog

If you read last weeks post on sailing with a toddler and a dog, you could not be blamed for coming to the conclusion that I have sworn off the endeavour forever. If you had even asked me if I …
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