My name is nate. I was wondering if you could give me some idea of books or places to research in order to prepare a trip like yours. I am incredibly inspired by you choices in life. Anything would help.
Keep on living the dream.
I am also preparing to start a life at sea, it has been my dream since I was a young child, and would also appreciate any resources that you would recommend. I am finding it difficult to anticipate financial means while cruising. How do you support yourself monthly? what are your average monthly costs (I know that is a difficult question). What do other boaters do to support themselves financially and maintain their life at sea?
Thank you so much for your time Liz,
I have been following your journeys for a couple years now. You are one of my heroes.
Hi Hannah! thanks for your note. Average monthly costs depend so much on your lifestyle, where you’re cruising, whether you’re motoring or sailing more often. I would just take your average land lifestyle and minus rent and other inapplicable bills if you plan to live on anchor and take that as a general estimate. Lots of cruisers work half the year at home and cruise the other half. Some write like me, others make jewelery, paint, fix boats, clean hulls…you just have to try to imagine what you are best at and how it could serve you and others to make an income! If you want to do it badly enough, you will find a way. Make choices from love not fear. I wish you all the best on your voyage! Xx liz
Hello Liz, My name is Quinten and have been living on my boat for about 4 years now and on anchor for 2 years of the 4. Im 26 and would like to cruise down to the South Pacific. I would like a to build a family one day but also want a self sufficient surfing lifestyle without the material distractions. My goal is to find a little surftown/cruising port that I can become part of and be a productive community member. How did you make that leap to sail down to the South Pacific without family? I know a lot had to be sacrificed so any word of advise about taking the leap to the South Pacific like yourself? Hopefully the questions aren’t to personal. Thank you and your website is great. Its crazy our boats are pretty much outfitted the same.
On July 1st I will be launching Boat Radio, the first radio station aimed at boat owners, world cruisers, water-sports enthusiasts, professional crew members and armchair adventurers everywhere. It will be filled with compelling tales and inspiring stories from often ordinary people who’ve done extraordinary things. There’ll be interviews with prominent people from the world of sailing, exploration and endurance sports, plus features on people, products and places related to the marine leisure industry. There will also be plenty of practical advice and an indelible streak of marine conservation.
Our presenters are a mixture of radio professionals, scientific researchers, ecologists and live-aboard bloggers. They’re not as motley a crew as people might imagine – between them they have well over a million monthly pageviews on their various websites.
I wondered if you’d be happy to give us an interview. Naturally, I’d like to talk to you about what it’s like to live aboard a boat on the high seas, about your vessel and about the amazing places you’ve visited. However, I’m also very keen to talk about marine conservation, citizen science and how boat owners and live-aboard cruisers can get involved.
We could record the interview via Skype or Source-Connect at whatever time and on whatever date was convenient for you. (Source-Connect is an alternative to Skype. As long as you’re using the Chrome web browser, you don’t need any software.)
A little bit about me: I have been making radio and television programmes for more than twenty years, working at CNN, APTV, ITN and (mostly) the BBC. For the past several years, I have produced The World Tonight on Radio 4 and Business Matters for World Service.
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