Ups and downs in pre-paradise

The first week on board “Honey, it’s not what you think.” This is usually used in a different context, but it hits our first week quite well. It was very…

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Saint Helena

The toughest part is done * On Friday morning the Rivercafe moored at the mooring buoys off St. James, the capital of the British island of Saint Helena. The first…

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Corona Protocol

The miracle of the 23

Only 5,200 nm to Rivercafe Adieu Rhein, bienvenue “La Mer”. Since we replaced the Rhine by the sea a week ago, everything is back on track. And it’s the real…

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Dark side of the moon

And suddenly the sun comes up Part one – The dark side: I look out the window of our hotel in Mainz (GER) and see the Rhine. That actually sounds…

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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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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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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-Einsamkeit

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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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…

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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