Storms, running out of food, breaking gear, is this the reality of setting sail across an ocean? First timers worry it is. So listen in to see what some of these first timers actually encountered once as they crossed their very first ocean. [More] For First-Time Voyagers
The Boat Galley Podcast
The Boat Galley podcasts are quick bits of info and actionable tips to help you in every stage of your cruising adventures. Each episode is typically just 5 to 10 minutes long, so the points are easy to remember.
Three podcasters -- Lin Pardey, Nica Waters and me (Carolyn Shearlock) -- with tips and info to turn your cruising dreams into reality.
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How do you learn all the documents and legalities of traveling to foreign country by boat? Don’t worry, the info is out there and this podcast tells you exactly how to find it. [More] Cruising to Foreign Countries
Seeing no dinghy where you left it is the worst feeling. It’s not only a big financial loss, it’s a loss of mobility.
In my latest podcast, I discuss 14 simple things you can do to avoid this heartache. [More] How NOT to Lose Your Dinghy
Fresh water is critical on a boat. Catching it can extend your time at anchor considerably. Nica Waters tells her experiences. [More] Catching Water
Being prepared for offshore cruising not only means having gear to handle heavy weather, but also gaining confidence to face your first storm at sea. [More] Overcoming Fear and Gaining Confidence
What can you do leading up to your cruising adventure to make the first year learning curve a little less daunting? Practice some non-sailing skills that you’ll be needing! [More] Practicing Skills for Cruising
Friendships formed on the water are special. Is it the people or the circumstances? Nica explores a few of the many amazing friendships formed by time on the water. [More] Boating Friendships
Mike McDowell, formerly of Boat Radio, interviews Elena and Ryan from Sailing Kittiwake. Hear where they’ve been, how they fund it, and whether they recommend this lifestyle. [More] Talking to Elena & Ryan of Sailing Kittiwake
Is it really feasible to have electric appliances in your galley? In this episode of The Boat Galley Podcast, I look at the things you need to consider in deciding what’s right for you. [More] Electric Galley Appliances
The one constant on a cruising boat is that you need a dinghy. What kind to get has all kinds of answers. Nica shares their thought process as over the years, the kind of dinghy they want has changed. [More] What Type of Dinghy?