How to Make a Dream Come True

I’m so tired. My sore eyes squint against the wind flowing over the deck. I’m surrounded by complete darkness. I do my routine eye scan – wind instruments, sails, horizon, and back. I’m alone on a night watch. Freedom! Or at least the illusion of it, tinged with fear and slight sea sickness. It’s exhilarating. I feel so alive, buzzing along with the boat. Shiloh and I are sailing and it’s bliss. Moments like this I’m in awe that this is my life. Somehow at 46 I am not working…

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Cruising with Holli: The First 4 Years

My name is Holli and I live on a boat. Today marks one month shy of four years we’ve lived aboard Shiloh. That we’ve been cruising. That we’ve been sailors. I can’t quite believe it, to be honest. I still feel like a newbie, an observer. But at the same time, I can’t imagine living on land. Sailing is another adventure in a life of many. I’m from suburban Canada, and my hubby is from Cape Town, South Africa. We met in Ghana, West Africa 15 years ago, working in…

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