The Fear of Dragging Anchor ALONE on the Boat [Ep. 134]

Riley and Josje left me onboard by myself to go and hike a red hill on the island of La Graciosa. The wind picked up to 32 knots, gusting to 35 and the two boats next to me left to find shelter one having dragged anchor first. I’d stayed home to catch up on some work but because stress levels were through the roof, I didn’t get a thing done. But I’m glad I did stay home, because we would have never of known about the sudden change in the weather all the way up on that hill. One engine wasn’t working and the other wasn’t 100% reliable (the same problem with the control boxes needing replacing and a jump start was required if you wanted to fire it up before then). Not the end of the world unless you need to get out of somewhere quickly and you’re a one woman show. Join us in the Canary Islands for an ADVENTURE!

Song Credits:
00:08 To the Brim – Jennifer Kamikaze
00:18 Martin Gervais – Forever
01:52 Lindsay Baffo – Unholy Water
04:43 Liam Wright – Land Sea
07:10 Cat Clyde – The River
09:24 Jamie Rose – Agnes Water
13:26 Mimi Gilbert – Genevieve
16:08 Jack and the Weatherman – Special girl
17:16 MaJLo – Worry

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Comments 4

  1. Thanks Riley & Elayna, another enjoyable video! I love moments like 11:21 in your videos – it’s part of what makes them so entertaining. And it was great to hear Stefan’s story, too … especially how your videos influenced his chosen path in life.

    Those engine control modules sound like a real headache – hopefully you can fit some other manufacturer’s (more reliable) controllers to your engines and not be worried about them failing at critical moments like coming alongside in a crowded marina, or when you’re concerned about dragging anchor?

    Cheers and safe sailing,


  2. Great video – truth be told, I kind of cringe when I see Elaina a bit concerned ( make that scared) as in ” I’m in charge of this million Euro ship, and it’s blowing 35 knots and the Volvos are acting up” – I know she is tough ( you got to be, sailing with Riley! 🙂 – Funny story: I advised my good Fiend ( and sailor) Jean-Pierre, to watch the Vagabonde episodes – which he did, non stop ( all 122 of them) mesmerized – after which he called me and said” Pierre, guess what, now I can speak Aystralian”

  3. Hope you get the Volvo’s sorted before the other Captain arrives. Loving the tunes Elayna and hope some dinner sized fish come your way soon. Happy trails xxx Belinda

  4. I love your videos!!! I think a lot of us dream about sailing the world !! Best of luck to you guys!!!! Thanks for allowing me to live my dreams thru you all! Keep up the good work!! Dr J

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