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8 days ago
Get your 25% discount for the full movie length documentary Untie The Lines on http://vimeo.com/ondemand/utl. Just enter XMAS25 during the check out procedure and you will get 25% off the usual price. Enjoy :). When I told people that I was going to travel the Inside Passage on a sailboat, they all warned me not to fall in love. I had already visited the area around Vancouver in 2010 on a around the world trip during which I had decided to buy a sailboat and to Untie The Lines. Back then, I made the promise to come back one day to this lovely strech of land. And here I am, nine years later...falling in love all over again with the rugged coastline of British Columbia. Come on board and join us for the trip north :). Ahoy, Nike c/o SV Persistence Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
15 days ago
Get your 25% discount for the full movie length documentary Untie The Lines on http://vimeo.com/ondemand/utl. Just enter XMAS25 during the check out procedure and you will get 25% off the usual price. Enjoy :). From Penn Cove we travel up to Nanaimo, Canada. We cruise under the bridge of Deception Pass, clear into Panama, take a refreshing dip, watch cute fat seals and get spun around by some crazy fast tidal rapids. Come on board and join us for the trip north :). Ahoy, Nike c/o SV Persistence Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpir... For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
22 days ago
Get your 25% discount for the full movie length documentary Untie The Lines on http://vimeo.com/ondemand/utl. Just enter XMAS25 during the check out procedure and you will get 25% off the usual price. Enjoy :). --- We are doing a little geographical jump in Untie The Lines today, travelling from Ecuador up to the North West of the USA. John and his wife Shelley have invited me to come and crew for them, sailing their boat Persistence up to Ketchikan with John where Shelley would join us for the way back down. Since I have always wanted to travel that region by sailboat, I accepted the offer and jumped ship for a couple of weeks. John had told me to leave my work clothes at home, stating that there won't be any problems along the way. Luckily, I did not listen and did bring my dirty work clothes since we had a little engine issue already on day one of our trip. Come on board and join us for the trip north :). Ahoy, Nike c/o SV Persistence Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpir... For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
29 days ago
Karl and his sailor girls are off the hook in Cabo San Lorenzo (Ecuador) and headded to Bahía Caraquez. We have a georgous sail and launch our trawler to take another Microplastic sample. And what great news: we find 0 plastic in our sample. Quite interesting, since we had found 13 pieces during a trawl just a couple of miles closer to the shore on our way south. When we get to Bahía Caraquez, we depart on a little sunday funday dinghi adventure and Maria surprises me with a whole keg of HEFEWEIZEN. Of course, my German beer-loving heart is jumping with joy :). But jump on board and see for yourself! Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com If you enjoy watching our vidoes, you can support our work here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpir... For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
1 month ago
Maria and I are sailing from bay to bay along the pretty coast of Ecuador. Isla Salango does not look too enviting to explore by land, so we decide to take a slow boat day and just hang out, swim, watch the local tourist boats pull up and enjoy the quiet of the bay once they are gone again. The anchorage of El Islote has some great surf, but it's a little too far away for us to paddle over there and it also looks a bit beyond our skill level. The anchorage is a bit rolly for our taste, so we move up South a bit again, to Cabo San Lorenzo. Sailboat Karl is loving all the movement and is showing himself from his best side. No major issues apart from a moody starting battery. But hey, that's basically like nothing in comparison to other Karl surprises... Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com If you enjoy watching our vidoes, you can support our work here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpir... For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
1 month ago
Boobies are just the cutest, especially the blue-footed ones. The way they dance and pick up sticks to show how good of a nest they can build...Just super sweet! I could watch them for hours... Isla Plata is a very pretty island, just off the coast of Ecuador mainland. Since it's been declared a National Park and commercial fishing has been banned, the bird colonies have grown back to quite extensive numbers. And there are many many curious turtles surrounding my sailboat Karl. Yes, it has a bit of a Galápagos feeling to it... And that fishing net encounter...as you can tell, I am still processing what happened out there. It was a bit of a scary moment and it's crazy how quickly they are over but then you look back at them and realize that they actually had a stronger impact than you thought they had. Well, have a great weekend! Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com If you enjoy watching our vidoes, you can support our work here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpir... For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
1 month ago
We sail peacfully through the night and suddenly the boat stops! The rudder and prop got caught in a massive floating fishing net that extends for miles and was not lit. My sailboat Karl is hanging in the net whilst a 2 knot current is pushing the boat into the lines of the net. The wind is coming from the stern, unfortunately, so we need to take the main sail down with a good breeze in it. Not an easy task... First we try to free the net with a stick, but it is too far down and too big, so there is nothing left to do but dive into the deep, dark and skary water. Fortunately, the phosphorescense light up the net, so I can see where I have to cut. A line is wapped around my waste so I won't float away...still, it's a bit of a scary task...if I cut the net and get caught in it by accident, there will be a massive pull in the moment it floats away. Plus, I don't wanna know who else is down there with me in this dark body of water. Apart from that, we had an awesome sail from Jaramijo to Isla Plata, also called Poor Man's Galapagos. Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com If you enjoy watching our vidoes, you can support our work here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
1 month ago
Upsi, my sailboat is sitting aground on a sandbank in a river. But no worries, I did this on purpose...to clean my hull. My sailboat has one speciality: TWIN KEELS. This enables me to dryfall with my boat in tidal water bodies to inspect my hull, to clean it and to do some repairs without having to spend a lot of money for a haul out. Once Karl's butt was nice and clean again, Maria and I took off on a coastal sail some 20nm down south to Jaramijo. On the way there, we traweld for micro plastic and found 13 plastic items, 8 of them being micro plastic, during a trawl of half an hour. We wanted to see how much trash we would find if we "trawled" on the beach in a straight line for the same amount of time. We only picked up what was in the reach of our arms and collected 248 items in half an hour. If you would like to help us fight plastic pollution, here are five easy way to reduce single use plastic in your daily life: 1. bring your own reusable shopping bags 2. use a reusable water bottle 3. say no to plastic straws 4. carry a reusable coffee mug 5. use reusable containers to store / transport food Thank you for being IN MOCEAN for clean oceans. More about our fight again plastic pollution on http://www.instagram.com/inmoceanorg http://www.facebook.com/inmoceanorg Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
2 months ago
As a sailor, I live on and of the ocean. This vast body of water has always fascinated me, I have always felt magically drawn to it since early childhood. During the last years, I have seen the drastic effects that plastic pollution has on our oceans. Shorelines covered in pastic trash, animals getting stuck in trash or dying from digesting it. One way to help fight this problem as an individual is to change the way I consume. I stopped using single use plastic like plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, plastic straws, plastic cuttlery, plastic bottles and I try to keep my bathroom plastic free by using soap bars and bamboo toothbrushes. It may not be the world, but a good step in the right direction IMO. Another way, more effective way, to tackle the problem is to adress governments and companies to reduce the amount of plastic that is being produced. One way to do this is to help to provide data about the extends of the plastic pollution of our word which can be used to show why it is so important to change something. That's why I decided to build a microplastic trawler to takes samples in the ocean during my onward journey. As sailors, we are out there doing our thing anyway. So why not take the time to occasionally launch the microplastic trawler and take a sample. I am sure that if we all did a little bit, we could gather quite the impressive data base. If you also care about our precious oceans and want to help taking samles, you can DOWNLOAD THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL here https://www.5gyres.org/diy-trawl. ORDER THE 335 MICRON NET here https://www.halltechaquatic.com/ The rest of the supplies can be found in any DIY market. Good luck and I hope to see you IN MOCEAN soon :). Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
2 months ago
My Transmission oil seal had been leaking for a while and I finally decided to change the seal. Unfortunately, I did not have the right tool to do the job and had to go on a hunt for it. Two hours later, I did not only have the tool but also the man knowing how to use it on baord 😂. Enjoy and ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
2 months ago
After a small boat break in California, it's time to head back to good old Karl in Ecuador. Maria travels up to Quito to pick me up and we explore the pretty streets of the colonial style historic center. Back on Karl, it's time to install my new pelagic autopilot that I picked up in the states. For more info on the autopilot Check out www.pelagicautopilot.com Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike
3 months ago
Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
3 months ago
Karl needs a new autopilot, so I decided to fly up to California to pick up my new pelagic autopilot in person because it was about the same price as shipping it and most likely easier than dealing with customs. During my stay, I stayed with my friend Manny because he needed a nanny for his kids. On his days off, we went exploring the beautiful state California a bit. Some great fun in the snow! Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
4 months ago
The voyage down south to Ecuador on SV Joana continues and we cross the Equator dressed up in our Shellback outfits. We safely make it to Bahía Caraquez and get greeted by Ariosto who guides us into the river mouth to the mooring. A fun ride through the shallows and nearly surfing the waves on the beach with Joana. Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike, Maria and Joana
4 months ago
Our guests leave us in Tumaco and Maria and I start the passage south to Ecuador after a short ride through Tumaco. If you are interested in how a traditional gaffe rigged yawl like Joana works, then this is the right episode for you. Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike
4 months ago
After arriving in Ecuador, I travelled back to Colombia to help Maria bring down Joana. We arranged some of the trip as a ten day charter, hopping along the remote but stunning coast of Pacific Colombia. Our guests Robert, Ruud, Richard and Bub were part of the Crew and they helped with the daily chores like anchor and sail mannouvers, doing watches and dishes. We had a great time with those boys that made us call this trip the "off course cruise" due to some fun times at Joana's helm 😊
4 months ago
There is not much to say about this one...For me, this has been one of the most special moments in life and a proof to me that the ocean does run through my vanes and that I am right where I should be. I had asked the ocean for some clarity and I got all the answere that I needed. Thank you ocean and thank you, Karl. Ahoy, Shellback Manatee P.S. and no worries, no more talk-intense videos for a bit now Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
5 months ago
After six days at sea, Karl and I are finally reaching the Equator. This magical line that many sailors dream about. When I first fantasized about crossing the equator on my own keels, I surely had a different szenario in mind. Nevertheless, even though I was only on a week long solo passage and not on an ocean crossing, I still had a very magical moment. Also, I had to keep a promise that I had made years ago...maybe you can guess what that might be... Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike & Karl
5 months ago
Less than half of the 500nm passage from Colombia to Ecuador, my autopilot stopped working and I could not fix it. Whenever there was wind, I could use my windvane to stear the boat, but unfortunately there were many hours with low and turning winds during which I had to hand stear. I filmed a lot on this passage to give you a good picture of what it is like to be out there by yourself and what the daily routine looks like. Of course, I could have summed up that week at sea in one short video, but I thought this gives you a better feel for the moment. The many fishing nets along the way made the sail a bit like a slalom parcour and I nearly peed my pants when a whale popped up right next to Karl who was followed by his family and / or friends. Apart from being a bit tired, I had a great time and was looking forward to cross the equator. But more about that, next week! Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike & Karl Download the full movie at www.UntieTheLines.com You can support our videos here: www.patreon.com/WhiteSpotPirates or https://www.paypal.me/whitespotpirates For real-time updates, visit: http://www.facebook.com/whitespotpirates http://www.instagram.com/whitespotpirates For background information on the journey visit www.WhiteSpotPirates.com Thanks for watching, liking, sharing and supporting these videos! Every little bit helps! --- This is NOT a live documentary! There is a time difference between filming and publishing due to the time it takes to send data home, to edit the episodes and to internet not always being awailable on those little remote palm tree islands :)
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