The sound of water whooshing past the hull. A gentle breeze across a relaxed ocean. Flying fish shooting out from the sea. Dolphins chatting and playing under the bow.
You imagine it clearly – you’ve read the posts online on travel sites. It’s easy and such a great way to travel the world. You’ll turn up in the Canaries, hang out on some friendly pontoons where everyone is sat round their cockpits drinking G&Ts and eagerly discussing the crossing and will welcome you with open arms. You’ll find a boat within a day or two and settle in before the big journey. [Read more…] about Boat Hitchhiking Part 4: The Reality of Sailing Across the Atlantic