sailing…..after crowdfunding…

OK….here’s one more about sailing.

Check out the mention of crowdfunding and Patreon at the end of the video.

Of course, you have to have content that people would want to watch to make any money at it….but…it’s possible.

Make some videos….sail around the world.

Sounds good.

(A short PS….later in the morning: the cart doesn’t ever come before the horse. You have the adventure….make the videos…and maybe something will happen that makes it all self-sustaining. You don’t get funding without something good to support. I know that…..)


We watched a documentary a while back called “Maidentrip”.

It’s about a young sailor’s trip around the world.

The sailor’s name is Laura Dekker.

This is a talk that she gave about her life and journeys.

I know …..nothing….about sailing.

It would be easier to climb up onto a bicycle seat than it would to figure out how to sail.

But….what an adventure it would be to get out on the water!

Of course, at this point it would be a satisfying adventure to go to the beach and find a really good seafood restaurant that overlooked the ocean.

That would be a good adventure, too, I guess….just not the kind of adventure that sailing around the world would be.



There is so much to ponder in the world…..and, you know? Pondering doesn’t get you very far along in experiencing any real adventures.

You really have to get on the boat for the adventure to happen.

“Maidentrip” used to stream on Netflix….check it out if you get a chance.

or….on the seas


A couple of days of “theme” posts….water, land….trees….what else?

I don’t know.

Four days shouldn’t be that hard to review, though.

How about….living on a boat?

That’s something that I haven’t fantasized about…..

So….how about living on a boat?

Nobody talked about UV ray exposure and the Vikings….so maybe a little non-Viking Norwegian could get away with spending a lot of time out in the sun?

Maybe things are different now?

Maybe I’d need to cover my body in furs to survive it all?

Get one of those helmets with the horns on either side?

It sounds like overkill….kind of uncomfortable.

These guys don’t dress like that.

A boat, though, might be kind of cool.

I should probably stop “Walter Mitty….ing” and just keep building stuff here.

good people move, good people build

Another great film from!

Thanks, Kirsten Dirksen!

Here’s the description from her site…..

When Canada’s top-ranked whitewater kayaker Ben Hayward ( decided to pursue his Olympic dream, he began a life on the road racing in Europe. To afford this itinerant lifestyle, he crafted a 72-square-foot wooden home on the back of a flatbed truck, dubbing it the “Hobbit Van” for it’s big, round door and butterfly-style windows.

Hayward, and a friend from Wales, worked “7 straight days to source, insure, design, and construct every component for a homemade demountable camper”. His new home cost him 9,500 Canadian dollars (about $7,300 U.S.): $2000 for the truck, $1500 for the wood and $6000 dollars for the appliances, solar panels and wind turbine.

The insurance was an additional $3000. “After buying the truck the first thing I did was spend 3 days trying to insure the thing. It was incredibly difficult to insure a crazy, wacky vehicle for a non-resident of the UK, especially because this was my first car I’ve ever bought, I have no driving record whatsoever.”

With only a small nest egg, Hayward raised most of the funds through crowdfunding on his site (he continues to solicit donations to cover living expenses).

The tiny space was an easy fit for Hayward. “I live out of a suitcase so much of the year so I’ve been kind of doing this for a long time. For many years prior to this I was really trying to figure out what are the bare essentials that I need while I’m over in Europe for a month or two months at a time. I was like well I’ve got my bare essentials suitcase, it was really an additive process rather than a subtractive process.” Now when Hayward is back home in Canada he says he misses his house on wheels

I need to figure out how to crowdsource, though…..

If I could figure out how to get people to support me in my wacky ideas, I could really have a good time….

Wait!! Isn’t that kind of what my parents did for a bunch of years?

I think it is.