A few days ago I read a blogpost on jonistravelling.com about the first world problems a backpacker has to live with. It inspired me for kind of a follow up on a few lesser known facts about cruising sailboats. For the bottom line I clearly agree with Jon: People sitting at home in a nice warm/air conditioned house reading about our adventures should feel so
On June 1st in 2005 I sailed a 20 ft sailboat into the Kalmar Sound on Sweden's east coast. My timeframe for that journey into the Baltic Sea was six month and I thought it might be the biggest adventure I will ever set sail for.
At sunrise I squat in front of a dead tree stump, hacking a coconut with the machete. My sleeping bag hung already over a branch for a while to dry from the early morning rain that soaked the beach. The definition of reality becomes questionable when a scene from Robinson Crusoe like fiction appears to be true. After a night of star gazing.