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Old 09-10-2013, 07:24   #31
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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

Some really great blogs and websites in this thread! Many are familiar, several new to me. Blogs have taken the place of magazine subscriptions in our family. We love the true voice of blogs (not marred by editors!) and the realtime (daily/weekly) updates. Even the kids enjoy checking in on some the sailing adventures.

Our favorites from 2012 are chronicled in this post on our own blog.

Can't believe no one mentioned John Vigor's blog or s/v Wondertime yet!
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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

g'day all,

I don't spend much time on blogs, but one of the best is:

Crystal Blues

Neil and Ley have not only chronicalled their own voyages but have linked a great deal of info useful to all.

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Keep Turning Left on Youtube, and there is a dedicated site (generally videos, not text)
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:03   #34
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Keep Turning Left on Youtube, and there is a dedicated site (generally videos, not text)
Agree with the above.. Dylan is sailing around the UK and every time he can sail left he does which gets him into all sorts of weird places.
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Of course I'm partial to mine.

Although I live aboard, it is targeted for newer sailors. It contains stories of things that happened to me when I had just started, and how newer sailors can avoid the same headaches. It's about all the stuff I was capable of knowing but didn't know when I started out. It will be too simplistic for most of the people here, who have been sailing for decades. That's OK: I don't expect everyone to be reading it. I will also be recommending products I like, but haven't bothered to use that to earn money. The book SAILING FOR DUMMIES is far more useful than it sounds. I have a "perfect pitch" propeller, which most people, even in chandleries, haven't heard of, but I love it. I just got a Gale Sail and will probably write a couple of entries about it. Just getting the thing up is tricky. Haven't sailed with it yet although I may this weekend (fingers crossed). Its link is at the bottom of this post.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:16   #36
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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

The 3 best blogs that are really in a league of their own are

John Vigor's Blog at
John Vigor's Blog

Bill Dietrich's blog at
Magnolia's Log

Dick's and Libby's blog
Dick and Libby's Tarwathie Cruising Log

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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

One of the blogs that I feel has some of the best content is s/v Ocelot Cruising the World especially about their two-year refit. It's already been mentioned but I would have to say that www.sv-totem.blogspot.com is the best for writing style, photography and layout. For an interesting perspective on a 25-year old's travels with her parents, check out Corie Schneider.

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I have followed these folks for several years in their travels, leaving the UK in 2008 and just this year making it to the South Pacific. Pretty entertaining, pretty good photography and some actual historical stuff about places as well.

I find the mailasail site can make for some interesting reading but for the fact that they do not clear out inactive bloggers. so going through the list to see only the active ones is a real pain.

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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

noonsite has a list of blogs too...
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My regulars include:
Bumfuzzle - Middle Age couple with 2 kids
Zero to Cruising! - Couple who just started a charter business
Log of s/v Del Viento - Family on West coast of US
S/V Totem - a family sailing the world - Family cruising in asia (2 young kids)
The Blog Archives - Sailing Chance | Sailing through the Caribbean | Sailing Chance | Sailing through the Caribbean - Young couple getting ready for first cruise
http://sundownersailsagain.com/ - Couple refitting a boat for a cruise
Matt & Jessica's Sailing Page | Experiencing the world while it's still large - Young couple currently traveling S. America but are cruisers
Young Adventures - Cruiser family just bought a new boat
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Ha!!! I wonder if Pat would like being called "middle-age"! That's funny.
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Ha!!! I wonder if Pat would like being called "middle-age"! That's funny.
To be honest, it was more Ali I was worried about when I wrote that...

Sorry Ali
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Wow, been following Pat and Ali since the start. Time flies doesn't it? I hope he gets his engine woes sorted out...
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Re: Really Good Sailing Blogs

As mentioned earlier, there likely isn't a better blog for sheer content than:

s/v Ocelot Cruising the World They've been out cruising for over a decade, raised children aboard, and are just finish7ing up on an extensive refit. Their blog is a goldmine of information.



Another good resource blog is: S/V Billabong Blog

They cruised for about 6 years before returning to land to start a family. Tons of great info & interesting content.
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