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6 days ago
After two months on board, Simon is leaving Karl to head back home to Canada. It's been super fun to have him as crew and we had a great time sailing and exploring together. Simon left just before xmas and I went home for a short last minute xmas visit, leaving Karl on his two anchors in Bahía Solano. The next step is to solo sail down to Ecuador, but first it's time to explore this beautiful place first. 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 :).
13 days ago
After we cleared into Colombia, the Gypsea Fleet went ashlre to explore Bahía Solano and to fill up with fresh veggies. The small town of 7.000 inhabitants has a tranquil and friendly vibe and we sat for a while at the main plaza soaking up the local culture and chattimg away with the kids. Once we saw that our ancors are holding, we left Karl, Joana and Easy by themselves (with Maria's parents having an eye on them) and squeezed our four butts and three surfboards into a tuk tuk. The one hour drive to El Almejal was an adventure by itself...but check out this new episode to find out for yourself. As usual, we stumble upon a vibrant street celebration in the honor of the birth of Jesus Christ which the locals call Los Arullos. So many happy faces and dancing people around us, we could nkt help but join the celebration.
16 days ago
If you would like to sail on beautiful Haikutter Alexa during the Kieler week with us (22./23.06.2019), please find more info here: https://www.segelvision.de/toernplan/ If you would like to know more about the charter on the amazing aluminum SV Marlin or book yourself a bunk for the 25.08. - 07.09.2019, you can do so here: https://www.marlin-expeditions.com/route-plans/sail-with-nike-steiger-against-the-wind-into-paradise/ Here's the video about sailing Marlin in cold German winter: https://youtu.be/mxNIcgYBC8Q And a vidoe about the area that we will be sailing in: https://youtu.be/Z2tLemDAsFk Have a great summer, and maybe I will see you soon! Cheers, Nike
26 days ago
The wind in this area is always on and off and it’s a never ending game of spotting a little wind ripple and pulling all sails out only for the wind to die right in the moment that you are all set to sail. Simon is being a patient crew, though, and we try our best to sail whenever we can. In the end we do have to push a bit with the engine to make it to our next bay, Bahía Nabuga, where more waterfall adventures and lots of friendly locals are waiting for us. Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike & Karl
1 month ago
The Gypsea Fleet reaches the first anchorage in Colombia, Bahía Cupica, and we are having a decent arrival party that Simón labeled “brain damage” material. We take up anchor again to go to the close by Bahía Limon because we saw in the charts that there is a waterfall. Check out this episode to see if we find it. 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 :).
1 month ago
The Gypsea Fleet crosses the boarder to COLOMBIA! We are enjoying the fun of buddy boating, joining all boats along an invented line that we call the border and crossing it together. 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 :).
1 month ago
The Gypsea Fleet is finally leaving the pretty Pear Islands and casts off on a 160nm sail down south to Colombia. We say goodbye to Barry under way who casts off the Marquesas and keep heading south with Bahía Cupica as our first destination in Colombia. We are excited to be under way and enjoying the vicinity of our friends’ boats around allowing us to chat with each other whilst we putter along. Can’t wait to see Colombia’s Pacific Coast! Ahoy & Enjoy, 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 :).
1 month ago
You can find Dr. Sheridan’s Videos here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDSkw35FYqsFgMqoZjt7zQ And if you would like to support her animal work, you can do so here https://www.vettails.com/donate The Gypsea Fleet is on the move again to the next anchorage in the North of Viveros, motoring through a narrow channel with quite a bit of current. For this short adventure, sailing vet Sheddy joins me on Karl for a chuffed cruise and Simon gets to experience SV Joana for the day. 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 :).
2 months ago
We are hunting for micro plastic this year instead of searching for Easter eggs. Let me know what you are up to in the comments below! As a little Easter surprise, we have a digital Easter egg for you: You can now stream our full movie length documentary Untie The Lines at https://vimeo.com/store/ondemand/byproduct/1204420?promo_code_id=556943&verification=Tk1qVWc5d1 And if you want to download the Movie instead then you can use this 30% discount code for Easter Sunday and Monday 2019: 3AST3R Happy holidays to all of you. Big Easter bunny hug, Karl & Nike
2 months ago
The sailing fun goes on! After a beach clean up and lovely beach fire meal accompanied by the Old Sea Dog singing is some songs, the Gypsea Fleet takes up anchor again and all four boat go on a lovely sail to the next island in the beautiful Pearl Islands. The wind is on our nose, so the 3 nm distance leads to a full day of sailing fun tacking forth and back. Karl is loving the sailing and so is his crew. Simon and I take turns on the tiller and working the sails whilst we joke around on the VHF with our fella sailors on SV Easy, White Shadow and Joana. Follow us also on @inmoceanorg on insta And Facebook to fight with us against plastic pollution of the oceans. Enjoy & Ahoy, Nike, Karl & the Gypsea Fleet 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
The Gypsea Fleet is all ready to start sailing South! We are officially checked out of Panama and set sails for Las Perlas to enjoy some island time and boat prep before sailing to Colombia. Karl and his crew are enjoying the wind in the sails and the waves slapping on the hull. It feels so good to be underway again! 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 :).
2 months ago
Guess who is super happy to be out and about on the water again? Simon and I did a tiny 8 nm test sail to Taboga, to see if the weld is holding up okay under way and everything looks quite alright. We had a really beautiful sunset sail! The next day, we move 20nm further south and take over The old sea dog’s White Shadow On the way. Karl is loving the fresh breeze, cruising along around 6 to 7 knots. It’s so good to feel the wind in my face again and to see Karl performing so well. Simon seems to be liking the ride as well and he even catches us a nice fish for dinner when we meet up with the Gypsy fleet in Punta Chame. Enjoy, 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
Karl is afloat and all happy again and our buddy boat Joana is nearly ready to head out, too. Maria is waiting in vista Mar for her crew to arrive, her parents. In the meantime, there is one more thing that needs to be done before leaving. With all the holes in the hull lately, my parents were quite persistent in having me service my liferaft. I bought it in 2013 and it’s overdue, so Simon and I drove the heavy bastard down to Colon to have it serviced. Well, and there is something that I will reluctantly show you in this video, too...but find out yourself about that. And next week on Untie The Lines, we will finally go sailing, I promise!!! Thanks for watching, 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 :).
3 months ago
Karl is floating happily again and now it’s time to give Maria a hand with her sailboat Joana for a change. Simon and I head down to Vista Mar Marina and tag team a couple of jobs on the to do list. And of course there is some good home made food involved, too. 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 :).
3 months ago
Karl is back in the water! One more time he got his butt fixed and is floating again. Thank you so much to all of you for your encouraging words and for the support of our videos, which helps to keep Karl afloat! After various discussions with different professionals, I decided to import a big 8mm 5086 aluminum plate from the states that will be welded on to the hull from the outside. Before putting the plate on, we cut six holes in the hull with a diameter of each 12cm where the plate will be welded to the boat from the inside first. I hired a welder, David, who works for an aluminum ship builder in Panamá and it seemed that him and his helper did a good job. The plate feels solid, no water coming in so far, so fingers crossed that it will hold up! Oh, and say hi to my new crew Simon! So great to have some company and a second set of hands on board! 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 :).
3 months ago
First of all, I’d like to send out a big Thank You to all of those who have chipped in to support Untie The Lines during the last two weeks! Karl is going to the boat hospital one more time, so your contributions to Untie The Lines will be invested into his fix up. After discussing different options with different professionals, I decided to fix Karl one more time. We will weld an aluminum sheet on top of the existing one again. But this time, I will import the correct matching alloy (Karl is made from 5083 and I am getting 5086) and also a thicker plate from the states. On top of that, we will cut six 10cm diameter holes into the bottom where we will weld the sheet to from the inside...But more about that...😋 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 :).
3 months ago
Finally I fix that damn diesel tank that has been bothering me since...four month, I think?! So far it looks like he splash zone is holding up, so at least that means that some of the holes are fixed for now 🤣🤣🤣. Apart from that, I felt that it was time to get away from the boat a bit, so I went on a little hike with my awesome friends. What a treat! 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 :).
3 months ago
Time to get my shit together again, I guess! This salty life is for sure a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, it’s all part of the deal. After a week of hibernation and procrastination, it’s time to face reality again and to move forward. Which direction forward will be still has to be figured out, I guess. Ahoy, Nike & Karl
4 months ago
I am not gonna say much about this one... Looking at this video still brings tears to my eyes and anger to my heart. Sorry for the language, but it was one of those moments where nothing else was suitable. - - - 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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