Tag: sailing story

Have You Met Captain Runaway Yet?

The legend behind Captain Runaway, a small figurine that I got recently goes something like this. Captain Runaway (Captain Bježo) is in love with his darling Lady of Sugar (Gospa od Cukra). He sails the seas and she makes beautiful cookies waiting for him to get back. In reality, it is a story of every seafarer and his lady, a beautiful story of sharing rather than possessing when being in love.

The Unbreakable Will to Live and Sail

World is full of people who, despite all odds, succeed and find happiness in life. Many of them experience difficult obstacles, but refuse to quit and live a half-life. Today’s post talks about one such person. Her name is Hilary Lister and her life story is incredible. She is a sailor who broke numerous records, despite a rare medical condition. Read more and learn that nothing is impossible.

What an Odd Encounter

Sailing can give you many opportunities to meet new people. This is a story about one odd encounter with a very interesting and uncommon person.

Pizza Boat in the Caribbean

Tara and Sasha Bouis are a US couple who live in the Caribbean. They own a pizza boat called Pizza π and make pizzas for a living. They are anchored in Christmas Cove, Great St. James Island, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and have sailors and surfers visiting their boat to eat a pizza. It is the highest rated restaurant in the area.

I Will Never Sail out Again – Story of Daniel Guerrero Martínez and his son Isaías

On December 28, 2014, two Mexican fishermen sailed out into the Pacific Ocean to try and catch a few sharks. Unfortunately, they got caught in a heavy storm and got lost at sea. They spent 24 days trying to return to the shore. This amazing story seems more like fiction than real life. Read the post and learn about the most important skill for surviving at sea.

Why Do They Burn the Boat?

In the old and beautiful village Komiža on Vis island, Croatia, there is a special way of celebrating the day of St. Nicholas. Each year, the local youngsters burn the boat as part of the celebration.

Where is the Border Between Superstition and Reality?

A trip that has been organized for years as the completion of sailing courses for advanced level skipper. An experienced instructor was telling stories and mentioning few seafarers’ superstitions – his only superstition was about the umbrella and flowers onboard.

Would You Spend Five Months at Sea?

Michael Bolong and Ambros Wavut from Papua New Guinea were rescued after spending five months at sea. They took off aboard a small open fishing boat and the currents drifted them up north. They were found by a local fishermen close to the shores of atoll Kapingamarangi.

Horror at the Lighthouse

Life at sea is not always nice and easy and neither is life at the lighthouse. It can often be very hard and solitary with the lack of company. I recommend you not to read this post if you don’t like scary and tragic stories.

An Unpleasant Event at Dubrovnik Airport

A happy family was returning from their sailing holiday in the Adriatic, when they were stopped by the police in Dubrovnik Airport because they did not pay one additional night in a marina. Despite the efforts of the base manager to persuade them to pay, they remained stubborn, so the base had no other option but to call the police. The point is: read your charter contracts carefully and listen to your charter agents!

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