Want to hear some cruising advice and tips straight from the expert’s mouth? Check out the new podcast from The Boat Galley. Three experienced cruising women share their best stories in weekly episodes, each with their own individual flair. If you’ve ever had questions about this whole cruising lifestyle, this is the podcast for you! Episodes cover a wide range of topics from boat selection to gear organization and cruising with a pet.
Lin Pardey, along with her husband, Larry, has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles with 3 circumnavigations under her belt. Most of those miles were done on boats under 30 feet, that she and Larry built together. Her stories are glimpses into the timeless nature of cruising, and her practical advice is well-honed for life aboard.
Carolyn Shearlock, best known for her must-have-aboard book The Boat Galley Cookbook (and its attendant website), has lived aboard and cruised for 10+ years. She is the go-to expert for cooking on board; her website attracts over 160,000 unique visitors each month. Her tips and anecdotes will speed your climb up the learning curve as you bypass the mistakes she and her husband, Dave, made as they learned the hard way.
Nica Waters, one of the admin team for Women Who Sail, has (with her husband, Jeremy) owned her 28’ Bristol Channel Cutter since 1992. She’s cruised extensively in the Bahamas and the Chesapeake both before children and with them, and is in active preparation for the next, more open-ended adventure. Her YouTube show, Tasty Thursday, has been running weekly since October of 2012. Her entire philosophy is “Yes, you can!” and the stories and advice she shares will convince you it’s true.
To listen, just search for “The Boat Galley” in your podcast app. Episodes are short, ranging from 5 to 15 minutes and cover every aspect of cruising and preparing for life aboard.