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Boat Life: 10 Ridiculous Tourist Questions

Boat Life: 10 Ridiculous Tourist Questions

Living on a tropical island and working on a sailboat for a living can seem like a fairytale to most…
Carina of Devon: at the helm!

Carina of Devon: at the helm!

After two and a half weeks on a fore and aft mooring in the absence of Julian, I moved Carina…
Carina of Devon: departures

Carina of Devon: departures

When we returned to the Rio Guadiana in mid-November there were three other yachts here with cruising families aboard. Suddenly…
How to clean up an old stuffing box on the wire wheel

How to clean up an old stuffing box on the wire wheel

I cleaned up the old (probably the 35 year-old original) stuffing box on the wire wheel. Although it’s scared, it…
What’s “Sail for Good Global Classroom”? VIDEO

What’s “Sail for Good Global Classroom”? VIDEO

Sail For Good – Global Classroom project will be connecting schools around the world during six year RTW sailing adventure.…
Carina of Devon – Easter visitors

Carina of Devon – Easter visitors

A couple of mornings ago Lily called to me from the cockpit. ‘Come up quick’, she yelled. I was in…
11 Badass facts about girls who work on boats

11 Badass facts about girls who work on boats

For the last 4 years of my life I have been working on sailboats professionally. Most of that time has…
Bottom Prep for Paint, and A New Prop Shaft

Bottom Prep for Paint, and A New Prop Shaft

I spent an afternoon on the hull this week, sanding in preparation for new bottom paint. I quickly smoothed the…
Carina of Devon – Windy March

Carina of Devon – Windy March

The wind has finally died down. Its arrival coincided with Julian’s departure on the 26th of February. Before that, we’d…
“I spent another hour crouched over my engine, and…”

“I spent another hour crouched over my engine, and…”

I spent another hour crouched over my engine yesterday, with very satisfactory results. With minimal effort, the shaft slid out…
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