Busted out TWO videos this week. I’m on a fucking roll haha.
Summer is coming and the days are moving faster even though they’re growing longer...I’m so pumped. 2019 is gonna be fucking awesome.
Sounds like it’s ripenfor a little boat punk community.Dude, a boatpunx community sounds amazing! I’m mainly into bike traveling, but I’ve been lurking at sailboats and thinking about boat life for a couple of years now. The sea is the last wilderness on Earth; the only place left to get the fuck away from the masses of human asses.
I live down the coast in Eureka, Ca. where we have a bay (Humboldt) with a couple of marinas where you can livaboard for around $200/mo. for a 30’ boat (minimum allowed for livaboard). There are often boats for sale on CL for pretty cheap, so I’m keeping my eyes pealed (such a strange expression). Would be cool to start a similar community here too, but I’m not opposed to sailing north to Lopez Island; looks pretty nice.
If i wasent convinced before, i sure as shit am now.We’re all Captains here
The Atlantic offers a wider option of sailing to foreign, tropical ports though, if thats your thing, the east coast is definitely the better coast for hopping off from.
From here you have to get all the down the kind of foreboding northern coast of America, and don’t hit truely tropical climate until Mexico. At which point it’s hard to just “come home.” You have to either motor dead up current, up swell, and up wind (fucking awful) or sail out to Hawaii and then back (serious trip), or hit the Panama Canal or jump out to the South Pacific.
That’s all the options there are really for a sailor with foreign destination and far off world cruising on their minds.
The east coast allows access to not only the ICW, the eastern seaboard, Europe, the Med, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and all of the east side of central and southern America, plus the Gulf of Mexico. Granted some of those require off shore passages as well, but nothing quite like the north west coast of America or the jump from the America’s to the South Pacific Islands.
Up here there IS a 4 season climate. We experience the full rythem of the earths seasons.
Thousands and thousands of protected and semi-protected waters with thousands of Anchorage’s snd marinas.
Rugged charm- soaring mountains, towering for and pine, glaciers, fjords and rivers. The landscape of the North!
Canada is like, just right there.
Lots of boats, boating resources, sources of income, opportunity, and plenty of room to spend s lifetime roaming on s tiny budget or income.
Those are the reasons that keep me here for now. Maybe down the road I see myself shooting for a round the world trip, taking maybe 5 years to slowly circle the globe. But for now, everything I need, this place offers.
There are over a dozen anchorages within as many miles of me. I can spend the night in a different place every night for months and never have to travel more than 20 miles in a day, most days I could travel less than 5 and be somewhere that seems like a totally new world than the one I can almost see in my wake!
This place isn’t for everyone. It does get wet and cold. The days are short in the winter and the night is long. But if you appreciate the savage beauty of bears and orca and eagles and fanged mountains, and you’re the hearty sort, with thick blood and a heart of fire, then you’ll probably never want to leave this place again...
Deffinatly my plan.Best of luck to all you green horns. Try and get a cheap more or less disposable boat 26ft or less to learn. Anything bigger requires skill and forethought like chess. A small boat you can man handle into compliance withou worryimg about death. Throw the engines away, learn to work the wind, and upgrade to a more suitable vessel after you have some proven competency.
The San Juan Islands look amazing! My partner and I decided to go for it! In the next few months we’ll be selling off most of our junk, and heading up to find a boat and start a new life on the sea. In the meantime, I signed up to take a beginner sailing workshop put on by the university here, and will be buried in books and videos on sailing and buying a used sailboat. I should have about a $5k budget saved by then. So stoked!!
Best of luck to all you green horns. Try and get a cheap more or less disposable boat 26ft or less to learn. Anything bigger requires skill and forethought like chess. A small boat you can man handle into compliance withou worryimg about death. Throw the engines away, learn to work the wind, and upgrade to a more suitable vessel after you have some proven competency.
Great questions!How do you deal with cooking in the small space of a boat? Are the ovens on those small stoves useful? Do you end up eating out a lot or do you make the small space work? And how effective are marine heads at dealing with your shit?