Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.
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With the majority of Australia’s most popular destinations dotting along our coastline, it’s no surprise that many travellers hit the water to see all our beautiful country has to offer. We fell in love with sailing when we sailed around Croatia a few summers ago. Our love for sailing was further cemented when we spent a week sailing the Turkish coastline on a luxury gulet! I honestly don’t know if there is a better way to travel. After Croatia we knew we wanted to have another sailing holiday, but after Turkey we knew that sailing was in our future! We would love to learn the ropes ourselves and eventually buy out own sailboat with the intention of mastering the skills required to set off on a sailing adventure of our own. Our friends at Multihull solutions have been kind enough to share with us some of the steps that we (and any other sailing wannabes) will need to get started! So if you have your own sailing dreams… read on! FIND A SUITABLE VESSEL Power … [Read more...] about Future Sailing Dreams (and how to make them a reality)
As a child, I was fascinated by the Swallows and Amazons stories: all that messing about in dinghies on the Lakes, those so-plausible-they-might-be-true adventures. The sense of freedom and self-reliance that Arthur Ransome described was part of a different world, one where father trusted his brood – “better drowned than duffers” – to muddle through whatever the odds. Sure, the gender stereotyping hasn’t aged well – and no one, even in the 1930s, should ever be called Titty – but gosh those kids had fun. The seventh book in the series, We Didn’t Mean to Go To Sea, was a particular favourite: John, Susan, Titty and Roger find themselves navigating from Harwich to Holland after the yacht they’ve been sailing drags its anchor in fog. Suddenly the Swallows are alone on a proper seagoing vessel for the first time, and they have to learn the ropes really rather quickly. They lose the anchor; John nearly falls overboard; … [Read more...] about Never sailed a yacht before? This Greek family holiday will teach you how
Change is the only constant in the cruise industry, with plenty of new, innovative – expect everything from roller coasters to go-kart tracks and exclusive Cirque du Soleil at sea shows – ships preparing to set sail in 2019. Here we take a closer look at the coolest new cruise ships for 2019. Scenic Eclipse (Scenic) The launch of Scenic Eclipse, the highly anticipated ‘discovery yacht’ and a contender for the world’s most luxurious cruise ship, has been a long time coming. The ship, due to launch at the end of August 2018, will now be unveiled in April 2019. We suspect the wait will prove worth it. Described as the world’s ‘first six star cruise liner’, every one of the 114 suites on board Scenic Eclipse – the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic – will have a private veranda and lounge area. There will be 10 dining options on board, a spacious spa, indoor pool and a discovery fleet, which will include Zodiacs, kayaks, … [Read more...] about The 16 most spectacular cruise ships setting sail in 2019
I may be biased but I think Australia has some of the best beaches and islands in the world. It’s impossible to have a great Australian holiday without enjoying the scenic coastlines that are major attractions for tourists and locals alike. A day at the beach is not just a day at the beach, with visitors treated to stunning blue waters that are teeming with an array of sea life. If you’re planning on going out to sea, consider taking a sailing tour that can show you the best places to scuba dive and snorkel around Australia’s most world-renowned reefs, especially the Great Barrier Reef. If sailing is your passion, then you will quickly fall in love with Australia’s diverse coastal destinations, perfect for sailing enthusiasts! WHITSUNDAYS This location is a part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. When out on the water, you might catch a glimpse of sea turtles, colourful fish, … [Read more...] about Australia’s Best Sailing Destinations