Welcome to Turning Your Cruising Dreams Into Reality podcasts.
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Stories and Adventures
A terrifying night at the Gambier Islands shows just how important it is that we, as mariners, interpret, adjust, and prepare, especially where the weather is concerned!
A lightning storm through ocean reefs. Sailing into Sri Lanka and flying fish!
Join us on our first trip through France on our 1920s Dutch Barge.
Have you dreamed of puttering along the European canals? We found buying a boat in a foreign country incredibly daunting, scary, and hysterical (all at once) – join us on the buying-a-boat-in-France debacle…
Why HF Radio still has its place on board.
After many years of sailing oceans, it was time to venture inland, by boat: Part 1
After many years of sailing oceans, it was time to venture inland, by boat: Part 2
After many years of sailing oceans, it was time to venture inland, by boat: Part 3
Practical Tips and Advice
Surviving is nice but being rescued is even better! Compiled here is years of collecting great grab bag advice PLUS the wonderful wisdom of the Women Who Sail Australia FB group.
Are you just stepping into the cruising world? Or are you a seasoned salty? I’ve journeyed from newbie to professional mariner – I get it – I understand what it is like. Here I look at it from both points of view – both will learn something from this story. (As well as a gem of tip!)
Enchanting, enticing, but also at times, terrifying; the sea beckons many of us. To others it is a ‘necessary evil’, something to endure as we seek to experience exotic locations, foreign cultures, or unusual wildlife encounters. Some are chasing a dream, others are following someone else’s.
Experiences are different – and Facing Fear is a common thread. Here’s one true story, with three bonus pieces of advice from three other authors. While the things we fear may vary, the experience itself links us like an invisible thread.
A light-hearted look at life on board, including some real gems useful for every boater!