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In a recent post I said my heart was still in the days when Wharrams were built simply quickly and cheaply. Three ways of saying the same thing really.  Here is a link to a voyage that I just love. I love these guys ! And the singing lady ! It is not all about Owning The Perfect Boat ? Across Europe in a paperboat Not a Wharram in sight but perhaps lots of wharram spirit ? We might collect a few more links here for inspiration or long evenings ?

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Thanks!!! Thats just a great movie. Made my day :-)

Yeah - special prize in The Adventurists film fest at the Royal Geographical Society London 2011. A great story well told. But we must know of more surely ?

Love it, the offbeat sense of humour is great too.


I love this too, the Russians are hard bastards, but their sense of adventure is amazing.

The adventures of the S/V Pestilence 


epic and my favorite

Beautiful. About a year ago the archeologist here took some video of me on board and ashore.  All without money stuff.  So here's my contribution,


Thanks Glenn, Jorg, Michael and Paul. All great stuff so far. Inspirational even !! 

Glenn, I always love to read about your adventures, and life style.  Hope to hear more from you, and how you are doing.  
Glenn Tieman said:

Beautiful. About a year ago the archeologist here took some video of me on board and ashore.  All without money stuff.  So here's my contribution,


This is a really great movie. Very much the spirit of sailing without mega bucks or a mega yacht.

Jörg Paschen said:

The adventures of the S/V Pestilence 


epic and my favorite

Russell and Janet - thanks !! I love this too and it was posted here in a previous discussion. Maybe it is just a European thing but for me the voyage Across Europe in a paperboat is ahead -but only just !!

Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread ....

This by the author says it so much better than I could ever hope to.

“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... "cruising" it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

"I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? ”

Sterling Hayden, Wanderer ____________

Paul, excellent quote.

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