Travels of Jaci and Kevin Jacioutthere
I received this delightful Email from Jaci and Kevin so how could I resist getting them on the podcast?:
Firstly I want to say thank you and I am really excited about finding you by accident on podcasts.
We are currently day 13 into a Mediterranean crossing originating in Croatia down south with the actual crossing from Greece and we are heading to Spain and have survived a Medicane en route.
My partner Kevin gets sea sick so on the journey to pass time I found your podcast interviewing Chris and his covid Croatia journey which is very similar to the start of ours. So on the long days, it’s perfect to have discovered something that not only has captured our attention but is knowledgeable .
The heading to Spain is to spend winter as part of our new life as live a-boards which started in Covid.
If you are interested in my story I have written a few blogs of our unique adventure so far, mostly for family, friends and others I try to inspire with our journey from corporate to nomad.
Great work and thank you, we are about to listen to Nathan.
We are Kevin and Jaci from Cape Town South Africa. We belong to the category Global Nomads and currently reside on a catamaran between Spain and Croatia to follow our dream. With much angst and sacrifice we took the chance and quit our corporate jobs in order to make adventure our life and become liveaboards in the Mediterranean.
The desire is to learn more about life, absorb new cultures and gain and give inspiration along the way. In doing so we hope that we are able to show people by example that our new lives could encourage them to believe that they too can follow their dreams.
My motto is and boy has it come back to bite me multiple times :
If your dreams do not scare you they are not big enough
2009 was the first time in Croatia and 5 times subsequently when we have sailed Croatia and realized that we wanted to live in the wonderful country.
2 September 2018 - MTB trip in Slovenia - the desire to move to Europe become too great to ignore
18 may 2019 - obtain skipper qualification for sailing in EU
26 June 2019 - offer is made after much research on a 2015 Lagoon39
9 Dec 2019 - Lagoon39 renamed GypsyDjango officially becomes ours
26 Jan 2020 - welcome to Barcelona and a big culture shock
13 March 2020 - Spanish residency card collection- officially allowed in EU
14 March 2020 - covid lockdown
3 June 2020 - life gets interesting with an attempted crossing and rejection on ferry to Italy
4 June 2020 - re attempt and overnight ferry to a Italy and 1st tourists in empty Rome after border opening
9 June 2020 - overnight in dining saloon of freight ferry to zadar from Ancona with special permission by director of border police as boat owners to enter Croatia
10 June hitch hike lift with locals to split
5 September 2020 - 3 months almost over and time to exit Croatia to begin Mediterranean Crossing to Spain via a quick tour of Montenegro
15 September 2020 - bypassing Albania due to covid - hello to Greece with aim to discover Ionians and leave via Zakynthos
17 September 2020 - worst 38 hours of our lives surviving the Medicane on Lefkada which was not forecast to be hit and the wise decision we made to hide in the perfect bay and delay kefalonia.
23 September- off to Italy we go during yet another storm but needing to move because of winter season appro...