Sailing Across The Pacific

Whales and Dreamy Days At Sea – Sailing Across The Pacific

Waking up to migrating whales, lunch with the sound of water rushing beneath me and 360° uninterrupted sunset views.  These are the sailing days I have been dreaming of!  The days that linger in my memory and bubble to the surface when I’m drowning in tools and cursing at broken bits.

Sailing far away, with not even a spec of land in view, is a level of soul feeding that satisfies me in a way I don’t know how to describe.  It’s reminiscent of the sensation I get when wandering through a moss-covered forest, but it’s sooo very unique.  Perhaps it’s more intimate, which sounds more pleasing than isolated.   But isolated, is probably more accurate.

It’s a conscious, intentional retreat into a vast world that very few humans occupy.  Out here the world feels massive and powerful, which makes me feel curiously tiny.  Like a speck of dust floating in the jungle of life.

It’s an extraordinary experience that I wish I could share with you in a more tangible way.  But I hope this distilled documentation gives you a sense of our dreamy days at sea.

Ha, can you tell I’m getting antsy?  Curiouser and curiouser, satisfied with one moment but hungry for the next.  It’s so odd to see myself from this perspective.  It’s a form of unexpected retrospection that occasionally catches me off guard.  My insatiable appetite for excitement is going to get me into trouble one of these days.  But, you know what they say; Curiosity killed the cat.  Satisfaction brought it back. 😉

Sailing Across The Pacific

Our cats are NOT vegetarians, they are carnivores through and through. But, a sprig of green is a welcome treat for any sailor, feline or otherwise.

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just a man with a blanket and hot tea at sea

Just a man, with a blanket and hot tea, at sea.

Sailing Across The Pacific

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We use our Garmin InReach to track our sail and send updates to family & Patreons. We take a screen capture every day at 5:30pm, because that marks another 24hrs logged for our sail across the Pacific.  It’s a fun way to follow along in real time and hear what’s happening on board.  This video covered April 27 – 28, 2018.  Here is the screen capture from April 28th.  The little dots share real-time trip info and the little message pop-up is us writing to the people following along from home.




Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (27)

  • norman

    watched this video again 11/5/19. Very calming. Wondering why you didn’t take a few extra days to pass closer to the Galapagos…

    • Curious Minion

      The Galapagos have really strict regulations about coming in with a super clean boat bottom (to prevent introducing non-native species to the ecosystem). Nikki & Jason would have had to get Curiosity hauled out & the bottom cleaned & repainted before heading to the Galapagos, and there wasn’t a lift where they were in Ecuador large enough to accommodate them. Oh well, gotta have something to do on the next trip ’round, right??
      Curious Minion

  • Pat

    Always look forward to your weekly adventures.

  • Waldy Barske

    Loved this. Breath of fresh air. The cats r just great. Adds a homely touch. Would love to meet you guys some day or maybe sail. Trapped inland for the moment but am always looking ahead.Niici you dress sense is wonderful and refreshing

  • Jimbo

    Had just about shaken off the image of those plaid shorts, then he busts out the fuzzy green snuggin. ???

  • Deborah Dvorak

    I love your kitties! And of course their hoomans aren’t bad either! Lol. You two are truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. Be safe!

  • Alan Solomon

    Not sure if Whales are territorial or not but, I like how they accept Curiosity at Sea, in their home. They are as big as Curiosity is but, they keep their distance. Those Kitties of yours have great faces.

    Safe travels and Happy days,

  • Bob

    Best video so far!

  • Conrad

    A couple of months behind “real Time” what a ferry tale! Its not that great anymore. Nice couple though.
    I wish I had a tip jar and all those fancy gadgets.

  • Since you are very far from everything, should you be wearing any lifevests while working the sails? especially at night. Do the cats have special animal lifevests for the crossing? I hope you photographed a ceremony when you crossed the equator “Order of Neptune” Pollywog or Shellback and all that fun stuff. Being in the South Pacific should be a fun adventure. Can’t wait to see your videos. Please make a trip to Bora Bora. If you do travel to Bora Bora let the viewers know if that is the clearest warmest water you have seen compared to the waters of the Caribbean. I met you guys at the an RV show in Southern California a few years back before you had the RV that you helped design. I enjoyed the RV adventures too but I think I like the videos from the sail boat better. Safe travels and take care.

  • Arthur Coburn

    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
    I love not man the less, but Nature more,
    From these our interviews, in which I steal
    From all I may be, or have been before,
    To mingle with the Universe, and feel
    What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.

    George Byron

  • Roger B

    Each video draws me in more for the next video. I love to watch the cats.

  • Adrian Musteata

    I want to tell you why I think your channel is the best I found so far, on the subject of traveling and adventure. Fist of all, you are being yourselves, fun, adventurous and cool (instead of pretending to be something you are not). This shines through your work beautifully. As a viewer, I find this to be genuine, fun, informative and inspiring. Showing the action as it is happening and editing out things that don’t belong (perhaps inappropriate content ), makes your videos very interesting. Your message is clear and at the same time entertaining. This is a very positive aspect because your videos and other content are making a positive difference in viewers’ lives. I would encourage you to write a book about traveling (you will influence even more people who will find your story very inspiring). Secondly, I find your channel to be very clean, inoffensive and showing a great deal of respect for others. This type of content is not so easily found. But, it makes your channel very appealing to keep watching and to enjoy the traveling experiences along with you. Also, when I look to invest time, resources and money into something, this type of channel earns high scores. The genuine, fun, adventurous, informative, inspiring and pure content is what makes your channel the best adventure and traveling channel on YouTube.

  • Thank you so much for your videos…I’m not a sailor but just love following you. Where are you going heading for your first stop? May the wind be with you…cheers from the “hot” California Desert….

  • Dee Kane

    Thank you for sharing your adventures. My husband and I are full time RVers, but not able to be as adventurous as you are due to my husband’s struggles with Parkinson’s disease, so seeing your adventures are about as good as I can manage. Keep on living life to the fullest, and safe travels!

  • mary

    That sure was a clean sugar scoop!!
    Loved the video! Calmness on a Sunday morning after a crazy week. I look forward to seeing you every Sunday.

  • Brian

    As always, loved the video. The whales were really kewl.
    Question time:
    1. Has anyone fallen overboard yet?
    2. If you had a total electrical failure, what means of backup navigation do you have?
    3. Can you readily communicate with someone on your radio when that far out? Do you have a means of talking to someone immediately in the event of an emergency?
    4. Do you have means of receiving continuous weather updates and forecasts at all times?
    5. Do you update your position to someone just in case of an emergency, to narrow the area for a search if ever needed?
    I’ve said it before, you two make a heck of a team, amazing what you both can do. I must say, those meals look mighty good, amazing, thousand miles out, and Nikki can make meals like that. I’d probably be eating bologna sandwiches LOL. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jim Guld

    Great stuff. The Geeks approve! I’m reading in the back while Chris is driving across west Texas. Thinking of you.

  • Ward

    Beautiful! Thank you for a dose of Sunday zen. That shot of the glowing red cabin from outside at night was incredible! Videography meets poetry.

  • Steve Edison

    Thumbs up FOR SURE. GREAT videos. Love the adventure spirt. Safe travels

  • Karen

    One could only wish to have the relationship you have with your husband and yourself. The two of you are darling human beings. May you always be happy and always seek your truths.

  • Steve Lamb

    Thanks as always for your videos. I look forward to sunday every week! Was wondering, when you are docked, do your feline sailors ever try to leave curiosity and go exploring. We bring our cat with us in the rv, but we have to pay close attention to keeping him inside. We are from California but now in smoky BC ? Thanks ~ Steve Lamb

  • Perry

    Hey guys,
    In your Sailing Specific Gear, iPad Mount at Helm:, goes to “page not found”. Also, may I suggest that you open a new page or new tab instead of going to the new page. I was watching your current video and just wanted to check out some of your gear. I had to hit the back button to go back to the watch my video, I have dual monitors so I can watch your video and see your product at the same time. Great videos as always!

  • Kimberly Hanson

    This seems like a dumb question, but how do you upload videos in the middle of the ocean? Do you have cell service?

    • Curious Minion

      Hi Kimberly. They have been in French Polynesia on WiFi for a couple of months now – don’t forget that their videos always run behind “real life” timeline. When they’re at sea there is no cell service, but they do have a satellite connection that lets them stay in touch (but not upload videos).

  • Ed Grant

    What a great team you kids are! You sure are eating good, thanks to Nikki’s culinary skills. Whoever heard of a lettuce loving cat?


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