We all have that occasional dream of chucking it all, hitting the high seas and sailing around the world. Well, I do at least. I’m always interested in hearing about the people who actually do it. You’ll find a lot of blogs out there following boats making one journey or another, some good, some bad, some absolutely amazing. I found an absolutely amazing one after a recommendation from my sister.
SV(Sailing Vessel) Delos is the blog is run by Capt. Brian Breeyawn and his crew. Initially, he planned to sail from Seattle to New Zealand. The Delos left port in August of 2009 and arrived in New Zealand in October of 2010. Capt. Brian didn’t sail non-stop, they made a few tropical stops along the way. The Delos has been sailing for the last nine years and posting blog and video updates the whole time. The early videos are short and a little unsteady, but now at the 135 episode mark they are smooth and polished.
The videos and the blog posts show you the good and the bad side of cruising. They often talk frankly about the boom and bust cycle of sailing. How you sail until you run out of money, stop, get part time jobs, earn money, save money, then set off again. Many of the blog posts are beautifully written by different members of the rotating crew, providing various voices and perspectives. Yes, the crew rotates. Capt. Brian has a rotating crew of characters that set sail with them for months at a time. You can even apply to become a member of the crew through their blog and go on an adventure of your own.
Take a look at their website, SV Delos, and see if it infects you with a sea fever of your own.