The story of two humans, a doggo and their sailboat
We tried to do life the "right" way.
We bought the house(s), had the vehicles, lived in the nice little small town. We had good jobs, were paying our bills.
But it turns out that we both suck at being normal.
It actually, literally, makes us unbearably miserable to do the "normal" thing.
So we decided it was time we did something out of the ordinary.
We decided to pack up our house, sell a bunch of stuff,
and move to another country. We jumped on the plane with our doggy, and our mountain bikes. We didn’t have jobs or housing lined up, but we decided that we were going to figure it out along the way.
Things didn't work out how we had planned, so, again, we adjusted our plans. We moved home and bought a sailboat to live on.
And here we are, two years later and three boats into figuring out this dream of ours.
Finding more happiness, joy and peace every day, despite the insanity that is boat life.
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The star of the show
Lets be honest, if you've been watching our Youtube videos, it probably isn't to see Taryn or Logan. It's to see me- the Captain Max.
I'm a 9 year old lab-husky cross. I sometimes have a bit of an attitude, but there's nothing I love more than hanging out with my people, especially if if's while we run through the forest.
the always cold first mate
I'm the one responsible for the videography, photography, editing and dragging Max and Logan into this crazy Youtube adventure.
I'm cold all the time and I'm the only one of the three of us why can handle temperatures over 25 degrees.
The idea of living as close to nature as living on a sailboat allows was just too amazing for me to say no to, so I am all in on this adventure.
I listen to countless podcasts about travel, true crime and stories about what it means to be alive. I am always looking to learn and discover anything that is going to give me a deeper insight into what it means to be human in this crazy world we live in.
Oh, also I can weld- it used to be my career- so that is a huge part of why we have been so stoked on a steel boat!
"Give me coffee or give me death!"
Ok, that may be a bit overboard (lol). I'm the guy who keeps the boat running. As a heavy duty mechanic by trade, I have acquired many skills that translate well to boat work, especially on a steel boat.
I also enjoy a good dark beer and time spent exploring nature.
Our floating home
Papa Rumba is a cutter rigged Van De Stadt Norman 40 who was built in Amsterdam in 1996. She is a steel sailboat, which is exactly what we wanted!
Papa rumba has two cabins, a large salon that could be a pilothouse, but technically isn't as there is no wheel inside. But, she has incredibly large and bright windows that are angled in order to avoid her from ever taking the full force of a breaking wave.
She was also built for offshore sailing, but with a shallow enough draft to cruise the European canals.
We are so stoked on her! She is perfect for us, even though she will be a ton of work (cuz #steelboatlife)