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A Boomer and a GenXer meet, fall in love, relocate to San Diego, and set a goal to sail into a simpler life.

The Plan Will Reveal Itself

In the cruising world, there is a common saying, “Plans are written in the sand at low tide,” which rings true as there are so many factors completely out of the sailor’s control that conspire to flip the script. The most likely culprits are the weather and mechanical/equipment problems. But, the biggest disruptor, in our…

Selecting and Prepping Crew

Full disclosure, Felicità is set up primarily to be a two-person boat. Resources are limited, as is space. So we’ve learned to think deeply about how and when we bring crew aboard. Over our first seven months cruising full-time we determined that three is the optimal number of people when we want to bring on…

To Rally or Not To Rally…?

We had hundreds of ocean miles on our sailing resumes before shoving off on our boat. So why join a rally? Could we have done the trip down the Baja peninsula without the rally? Absolutely. But, at the end of the day, I’m mostly glad we joined the Baja Ha-ha Cruisers’ Rally. We chose to…

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It’s month five of our new life and we lean in as we host family from home and explore some of Mexico’s treasures. 🔹 LINK IN BIO 🔹 #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #offshoresailing #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram #oceanlover #oceanlife #sailing #boatlife #simplelife #digitalnomad #liveaboard #sail #sailingcouple #mothermotherocean #catalina42 #mexico #pacificocean #bandaresbay #puertovallarta
We make it to a cruiser’s paradise over on YouTube. It has it all… great day sailing, whales, a super town, and lots of fellow sailors. Join us this week in La Cruz. 🔹LINK IN BIO 🔹 #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #offshoresailing #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram #oceanlover #oceanlife #sailing #boatlife #simplelife #digitalnomad #liveaboard #sail #sailingcouple #mothermotherocean #catalina42 #mexico #pacificocean
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In this episode we decide whether to stop in an anchorage where there’s been a recent theft, or skip it… 🔹 LINK IN BIO 🔹 #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #offshoresailing #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram #oceanlover #oceanlife #sailing #boatlife #simplelife #digitalnomad #liveaboard #sail #sailingcouple #mothermotherocean #catalina42 #mexico #pacificocean
Good luck to all competitors! Safe racing and enjoy every glorious moment. We’ll be watching… @oceangloberace #sailing #oceanracing
Our days in Paris are winding down, but not before we got to break bread with our sailing friend, Tadji. She’s the maven behind one of our favorite passage meals, Roquefort Chicken. And she keeps @johnkretschmersailing ship shape. But, most relevant to what we’re up to this week, she’s the mastermind behind @inseinelyparis . 🔹 We got all kinds of ideas and inspirations for our time in this magnificent city - it’s a great follow! #sailing #sailingcouple #paris #awaywego #americansinparis
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