We did it! We sailed Las Palmas – Cape Verde – St. Lucia!

7 days + 17 days out on the ocean! Here’s a photo story.

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Update: Find an update on this post and much more on boat-hitchhiking, sailing, ocean adventure travel and conservation on theOceanpreneur.com. I’m migrating all my content to a new splashing site.

Adventure time!

October 9 I hopped on boat ‘Eau Too.’ An 57 foot Black Sea Yacht built in 2007 and refitted by the current owner over the last years. ‘Eau Too’ sets sail for a circumnavigation. We’re seven people on board and have 6 nationalities present: Lebanon, Poland, France, Australia, UK, and me from Holland. How cool is that? Surely we’re going to have lots of stories to exchange during the ride. I’m joining for the Atlantic Ocean. Perhaps longer. Or perhaps another passage or island exploration later at some point. Let’s see. We have an ocean to conquer first! And then I have to finish a book on exactly this.
 Happy to be on board Eau Too
With Eau Too we join the ARC+. The ARC is a sailors bucketlist thing and I’m a luck bastard to join the spectacle. Together with 74 other sail boats we leave the harbour of Las Palmas for the Atlantic ocean, via Cape Verde. We made it to Las Palmas and are now preparing for the big trip. The first passage has been Frejus (France) to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary islands (Spain). We’ve made 1522 miles in 12 days.
Here’s a day from this passage I will never forget. In a good way!

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Update: Find an update on this post and much more on boat-hitchhiking, sailing, ocean adventure travel and conservation on theOceanpreneur.com. I’m migrating all my content to a new splashing site.
For those curious to learn more about how this whole hitch-sailing thing works. This post can help you going on a island hopping sail adventure in Greece.

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The morning routine

I hear monkeys, birds, splashes and rolling waves. Where am I? I have no idea. The rocking of the boat helps me sleep like a baby. Or it’s the pure air. Or the absence of a phone signal. With such high quality sleep I only need a few hours and I have a lot of exploring to do today in the Malaysian waters, so I rise and shine with the sunrise.

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