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After ten years since their last podcast, Liz and Jamie are back with banter from the cockpit! followtheboat is one of the oldest and biggest personal sailing blogs, documenting the adventures of Jamie, Liz and Millie the Cat aboard their boat, s/y Esper. They have a growing youtube channel with 60,000 subscribers, but their foray into audio/visual content started with their podcasts. These audio delights covered their passage from Turkey to India, taking in Egypt, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and Oman. These were treacherous waters, not least because the passage was made when piracy was at its most dangerous. Listen to pirate attacks, VHF radio broadcasts, interviews with characters, cultural affairs, fair winds and ocean crossings.



Youtube channel: https://YouTube.com/followtheboat

Website: http://www.followtheboat.com/

Support: https://followtheboat.com/pub/



If you like our podcasts and our videos, we're always looking for your support. Please take a look at our Patreon campaign where our subscribers benefit from watching our videos before anyone else, as well as receiving other incentives like t-shirts and Patreon-only broadcasts.

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After ten years since their last podcast, Liz and Jamie are back with banter from the cockpit! followtheboat is one of the oldest and biggest personal sailing blogs, documenting the adventures of Jamie, Liz and Millie the Cat aboard their boat, s/y Esper. They have a growing youtube channel with 60,000 subscribers, but their foray into audio/visual content started with their podcasts. These audio delights covered their passage from Turkey to India, taking in Egypt, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and Oman. These were treacherous waters, not least because the passage was made when piracy was at its most dangerous. Listen to pirate attacks, VHF radio broadcasts, interviews with characters, cultural affairs, fair winds and ocean crossings.



Youtube channel: https://YouTube.com/followtheboat

Website: http://www.followtheboat.com/

Support: https://followtheboat.com/pub/



If you like our podcasts and our videos, we're always looking for your support. Please take a look at our Patreon campaign where our subscribers benefit from watching our videos before anyone else, as well as receiving other incentives like t-shirts and Patreon-only broadcasts.

    We are taking a break

    We are taking a break

    [S03E20] This is the last podcast for a while because we have a lot of miles ahead of us. We are sailing to a deadline (our visas will run out end July) so we will have few opportunities to relax or get on with editing over the next two months. So, to ease our workload, we are putting the podcasts on hold.

    We hope to get the weekly vlogs out and published, but it will depend on our progress and connectivity as we travel these remote parts of Sulawesi.

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    • 3 min
    The Highs and Lows of Sailing and Boat Ownership

    The Highs and Lows of Sailing and Boat Ownership

    [S03E19] “The happiness and highs of boat ownership and cruising do outweigh the unpleasant lows. But do the highs happen often enough to offset what feels like the many more lows, and do they make up for being away from friends, family and all life on land has to offer?” Shamus, followtheboat viewer

    Can you guess what was almost everyone’s low?

    “The sea calls to you or it doesn’t. Sailing beckons you. If you don’t love it, you’ll be miserable. If you do, you won’t trade it for anything.” Steve Tyner, followtheboat viewer

    Episodes referred to in this chat:

    Ep 303 – Boat repairs (in paradise)

    Ep 304 – The Most Dangerous Current We’ve Sailed Through

    5 Reasons NOT to Buy a Sailboat

    If you’d like us to answer a question or read out YOUR story, send us a tweet to @followtheboat on Twitter to get our attention.

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    • 44 min
    Gone sailing | Back soon!

    Gone sailing | Back soon!

    [SE03E19a] Do you know where we are right now? Clue: Search for SY Esper or use our MMSI number 235026188 with either of these websites:

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    Comment with ONE of your sailing highs, and ONE of your lows for a chance to be in with a name check in the next podcast. We’re looking for comments from sailors, cruisers, wanna-be cruisers, old cruisers, new sailors… anyone with an opinion!

    Send us a tweet to @followtheboat on Twitter to get our attention.

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    – bung a quid in our Rum Fund



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    • 3 min
    Is it the journey or the destination?

    Is it the journey or the destination?

    [S03E18] “Life is about the journey, not the destination” is what we are always being told. But is it? Is the destination just as important? We chat about the idea that we should all be thinking about “the now” and stop focusing on goals. Maybe we should stop being so dogmatic, so binary about our choices. Isn’t life a little more blurred than that?

    And what about travelers and cruisers? Do we have a different, more practical approach to journeys and destinations?

    Here are (rough) timecodes to the wafflings in this chat…

    00:00 Is it the journey or the destination?

    00:44 What is happening to us right now?

    02:29 The philosophy behind “journey not destination”

    16:58 Is “journey v destination” different for cruisers?

    28:09 Discussing your comments on journey or destination

    39:10 Touching story of cruisers interacting with local people

    Episodes referenced in this chat:

    Ep 302 After weeks of stress, welcome to paradise!

    Chat 016 What is the best thing about travel?

    If you’d like us to answer a question or read out YOUR story, send us a tweet to @followtheboat on Twitter to get our attention.

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    • 46 min
    What Is The Best Thing About Travel?

    What Is The Best Thing About Travel?

    [S03E17] What is the best thing about travel? What are your best travel moments, and what are your favourite travel memories? We are asked these questions often, and we always come up with the same answer: People.

    Go straight to the bit you fancy hearing most using these time codes:

    00:00 Our current anchorage

    01:35 Send your comments on next week’s topic

    02:34 Meeting new people is the best thing about travel

    04:42 Life is grey, good people can lift you up

    07:52 Some of the most memorable local people we have met

    18:06 Some of our great cruising buddies

    20:07 Bobby Pizza!

    21:15 Extra scary things that happen on a boat

    33:52 What is the difference between a container ship and a bulk carrier?

    35:21 Is the Essex accent difficult to understand?

    36:10 Why do our favourite episodes never do well?

    Episodes referenced in this chat:

    Happiness! (The Most Beautiful People in the World)

    5 Reasons to Be Scared of Sailing

    If you’d like us to answer a question or read out YOUR story, send us a tweet to @followtheboat on Twitter to get our attention.

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    • 40 min
    5 Reasons to Be Scared of Sailing

    5 Reasons to Be Scared of Sailing

    [S03E16] We have had some scary moments over the years, but are they the same as our biggest fears? We go through the top 5 worst things that have happened to us and take a look at what scares you most…

    Go straight to the bit you fancy hearing most using these time codes:

    00:00 Intro

    01:25 Our most recent anchoring nightmare

    03:38 Biggest Sailing Fears (poll results)

    04:48 Our top 5 worst experiences + lessons learned

    05:20 5-Dragging anchors!

    13:31 4-Being rundown!

    21:38 3-Hitting things!

    27:20 2-Losing control because of weather!

    32:20 1-Health emergency at sea

    36:56 Man overboard

    39:42 Boat hit by lightning

    42:26 Engine failure

    43:17 Daily fears

    44:10 Boat on fire

    45:06 Don’t get cocky

    46:52 Daft fears

    Episodes referenced in this chat:

    299 – Sailing Indonesia (Delays, Boat Repairs, Storms)

    260 – I fell off my boat: Man Overboard (Pt 1)

    261 – I fell off my boat: Man Overboard (Pt 2)

    If you’d like us to answer a question or read out YOUR story, send us a tweet to @followtheboat on Twitter to get our attention.

    Click here for ways to support us

    – become a Patreon

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    – bung a quid in our Rum Fund

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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1 Rating

Rio2021 ,

Best podcast ever!!!!

I LOVE the format of the podcast!! It makes me feel like I’m actually a part of the conversation!! The flow back and forth on the topics keeps you interested, anticipating the next little piece of knowledge that will be gained. The balance between the podcast and the YouTube channel is perfect. And Jamie…. The back ground noise is fantastic!!! It really does make me feel I’m there with you. And Liz…. You ARE loud enough that I can here your conversation over ANY of the boats going by. I Love it! Thank you for all of your hard work!!!

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