You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars - Thomas Traherne

The first storm

The last week of November, we had our first storm with wind speeds well over 40kn along with lightning and heavy rain. Still new to these conditions, we had to get up and check that everything is ok on deck and the lines are safe. With the boat rocking from side to side when there…
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Life in Licata Marina

Life in a marina is like life on a campground, at least how life on a campground in our imagination. Boats are packed at the pontoon close to each other so that you can get voluntary or involuntary glimpses into other boats. We vividly recall our arrival in Licata (coming from our passage from Sardinia).…
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“What is your route…?”

This is the standard question we get asked a lot during the past weeks. Ok, lets shed some light in our travel plans now: Winter 2020/21, we will stay in the water in Licata marina. We will use the time to do some refit tasks on the boat. If there is good weather, we also…
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Who we are – October 2020

Christian is born in bavaria, loves to travel and having seen half of the world already, he wants to switch to the water view and life for the upcoming years. Annemarie’s home turf is Hildesheim in beautiful lower-saxony. She has travelled for extensive periods a few times already, albeit only “on land”. Just like Christian,…
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The first week on board

After a full 24h drive all through Italy, we reached Licata marina on 12th of October. What a start! It had been raining for two days straight. A visit to Florence had to be cancelled but we did make it to see the tower of Pisa. While travelling, we stopped in the lovely town of…
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Our sailing adventure: How it all started

Owners and co-skippers of sailing yacht ‘Pangolin’ is us – Annemarie and Christian, a German couple living the cruising lifestyle. We have met early 2019 in Bonn, Germany and both – Independent from each other – had the dream to leave it all behind and start a travel lifestyle for a while. As Christian loves…
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