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  • We are back … (News from us)
    After 25 days we are back from our world tour … Some of you observed that our AIS signal gets closer to the point, where we started and we told you already on Instagram that something is wrong a few days ago. We are back and Deep Blue is again moored at the sea lock of Nieuwe Statenzijl, where we…
  • How do you eat an elephant?
    „Papa Boat“ – this is Kaatjes new sentence for a couple of week now. Her pronunciation is getting better and better and Jans days on the boat are getting longer and longer. And that’s good. We are setting sails in 11 days time and there is still so much to do.  To prepare a sailaroundtheworld trip is like eating an…
  • We were guests at channel 1717
    We were invited by Jans former high school. They have a YouTube channel were teachers and former students are interviewed and news and highlights of the everyday school life are broadcasted. When they heard about our plans to sail around the world they invited us to share our story and show some fun videos of our sailing adventures on the…
  • We are setting sails…
    but not just now 😉 We’ve been thinking back and forth. Considered all pros and cons. We struggled, we quarreled, made new plans and discarded them, worked harder and finally made a decision. We won’t start our trip this summer and set the new date on April 1st 2021. So the countdown is on. 6 months from today. In this…
  • We were guests in the Podcast ‘people of hope’
    A couple of weeks ago we visited our good friends Chris and Selina in Speyer, Germany. Chris and Jan were friends since the beginning of Jans studies in Hamburg in 2009. When Chris moved back to southern Germany and married Selina, we made it a tradition to visit them every year and spend a fun weekend exploring vineyards, tasting wine,…
  • Wind, Waves and Mackerels
    382 sm, our first cruise with Deep Blue. We transferred our new home from Lauterbach (on the island of Ruegen) to Bad Nieuweschans in the Netherlands and have her now close to where we live until the big voyage starts. It took us 8 days. 7 days at sea, 2 nights at anchor, winds up to force 50kn with 2m…
  • Three… Two… One… MINE
    Tired… it is 6:53 am and we’ve been on the road for 1h already – direction east. We got up this morning at 4:30 because today is the day! No, we are not setting sail yet.  So I should say today is almost the day. Our destination for today is Ruegen, an Island in the baltic sea. Here we will…
  • searching for a new home
    The most frequently asked question when talking about our plans to sail around the world is the following: „And when do you start?“ Our response: „as soon as we’ve got a boat :)“ The search for our new home for the next couple of years is the perennial issue at every dinner table – with friends, family and also in…
  • Graue Tage im Winter / Die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren
    Binnenalster Hamburg Auch wenn das nasse Wetter draußen nicht zum Segeln einlädt haben wir bereits ein klares Bild von unseren Plänen: Es soll auf Langfahrt gehen! Diesen Sommer des Jahres 2020 soll es losgehen. Wenn alles gut läuft einmal um den Globus.