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The odyssey before the journey

Dear Mr. President Ramaphosa Today the number 1 was written in the steam at the shower door and tomorrow we should take the plane to Cape Town. We worked so…

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Farewell

Thank you for the wonderful goodbye. We set off and hopefully meet again on warm islands under palm trees and on beautiful beaches. So this is not really a farewell,…

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Before we leave this country…

Villmols merci* Luxembourg *Villmols merci = thanks a lot in Luxembourgish There’s a lot of good news. Our Rivercafe is ready and as planned ready for handover on 1.7.20. Only…

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A brief view back

Here we go! When a person is about to take a new, completely overwhelming step into uncertainty, a brief look back is therapeutically valuable. That day is today. We have…

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corona

Everything will change

Leopard in shutdown I have hardly digested my celebration champaign – to the news that the Rivercafe delivery date is confirmed – and everything is already different. The South African…

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Corona changes everything

Travel preparation with pandemic This corona bastard ruins everything. Sure, it affects everyone, even if some people take longer to figure it out. In Germany, toilet paper is sold out,…

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100 Tage und dann Segeln

Only 100 days to go

Travel preparations in times of Corona It`s a magic number. In 100 days we take over the “Rivercafe” and our full-time sailing life begins. Ka counts the days until we…

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Waiting frustration and looking forward

Waiting frustration and looking forward Today there are exactly 100 days until we leave our house. Much has already been done and some things can’t be done yet. The house…

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Buyer’s remorse

The hangover afterwards or all is well? Do you know the feeling of buyer’s remorse? Soon after you make a decision to make an investment, you regret it. Whether it’s…

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Once a legend – always a legend

Jimmy Cornell sails around the world at age 80 When I first heard about Jimmy Cornell, I was still a rookie offshore. During the long winter breaks read sailing books…

Our travel route? The World.

We are avowed warm-weather sailors and our way around the world will guide us through the warm regions only. From Cape Town, our 5,700 nm maiden voyage will take us along Namibia, St. Helena and Ascension Island, past the coast of Brazil to Barbados. The first 2-3 years we want to sail the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the USA. Then we think of the Panama Canal. In the Pacific we are planning with the US West Coast and Hawaii, before we sail for the second time in Polynesia. And then let’s have a look. Indonesia alone has 17,000 islands ….

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