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, Read More

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, Read More

This post (+ much more) has moved to the new website (@oceanpreneur). Read it here + more resources on ocean adventure travel. On to plan B: find a sailing boat in South East Asia with whom I can explore, dream, discover the Asian seas. And learn, more about boats, coastal sailing, and the sea.

navigation map- Strait of Gibraltar

A lighthouse. Beeping phones. Airplane stripes. Fishing boats. The smell of pine trees! We are approaching Cabo Sao Vicente, the most western point of mainland Europe. That’s what struck me most: suddenly having the the smell of pinetrees… after days of ocean breathing. Very special. It’s the start of the most exciting and challenging part, Read More

WE HAVE ARRIVED! One week ago we set foot in Tobago. Safe and sound we crossed the Atlantic ocean. We = Captain Rudy, Noor and I on the sailing boat Sea-Ya from Breda, Holland. I LOVED the experience and would definitely do it again, the hitchsailing way or maybe on my own boat? I have sooooo many cool photos, videos, tips, Read More

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By now I’ve spent about five weeks in the harbour of Las Palmas! Who would have thought this 2 months ago? No regrets! Leaving the previous boat was the best decision I have ever made. This change of course has only brought good things. It made me found boat SeaYa with captain Rudy from, Read More

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I stepped of the boat, just before taking off for the Atlantic crossing. I just had a strange feeling about it.

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>>> Update: Find an update on this post here + 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. <<<   No boat, no budget and no real sailing experience but a dream to make a big sailing trip! Does that describe you?, Read More

I didn’t grow up near the water but in my previous life I may have been a fish. Being in, on or near the ocean feels really really good. I took up diving, kitesurfing, freediving and get excited about basically any watersport. Time to explore bigger waters! I’m dreaming a lot about making a big sailing, Read More