The Coconuts at the Vendee Globe

The Coconuts at the Vendee Globe

When we arrived in France we did not think we would experience the Vendee Globe in “front row seats”. The Vendee Globe is a round-the-world single-handed (solo) yacht race, sailed non-stop and without assistance.

Chocolate + Waffles + Fries + Beer = Belgium

Chocolate + Waffles + Fries + Beer = Belgium

Although outside of the country, Belgium is best known for its chocolate, waffles, fries and beer, it isn’t just one of those assumptions that you think will be wrong once you see for yourself. No, Belgium really does have the best chocolate, waffles, fries and beer in the world!

Netherlands Not Holland

Netherlands Not Holland

We discovered while visiting our friends in Amsterdam that calling the Netherlands Holland is incorrect but “accepted” or more like something that the Dutch resigned themselves to over the worlds ignorance. Holland means wood land and refers only to North and South Holland, two of the nation’s twelve provinces.

Germany by Train

Germany by Train

Although traveling by train was very stressful for the Coconuts who aren’t used to set departure times, we did enjoyed it. You get to see so much out the windows, the country side and the multiple towns you go through, and it is nice to travel and not throw up for a change.

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands

We spent about 13 days in total in this archipelago of islands. First we were in Midvágur for about 4 days and then we moved to Tórshavn, known as the worlds smallest capital. Though we only visited 2 out of the 18 islands we feel we got to experience the true essence of this country and most important to us, it’s people.

Iceland, our winter berth and birth

Iceland, our winter berth and birth

Iceland is a great place for our nomadic family to stop at and have a birth, a great country with great people to share our lives with for a short time. No regrets on picking Iceland to winter with our boat and as a birthing place for our latest crew member.

Iceland

Iceland

Welcome to the edge of the inhabitable earth, located just bellow the arctic circle this island's nature does some pretty unusual things, like putting ice and volcanoes next to each other and shortening the number of seasons to just two: light and dark. As I discover Iceland I begin to understand why the Vikings wanted to keep this island of ice and fire to themselves. Iceland is more unique and amazing than I envisioned it being.