For me, sometimes extreme boredom, frustration with the motion of the boat, feeling isolated/alone, and missing friends and family bucket loads can lead to a little bit of a breakdown every now and then.
I’m only human!
There are always dramas onboard (EVERYONE has them), weather it be physical or mental. When La Vaga has been rocking and rolling back and forth for 4 days straight and I’ve been copping bruises from the furniture and hoping for the slightest break in the weather (that never comes) … a boiling pot of water being thrown at me you could say was my last straw.
The good times always end up evening out with the bad, but the unpredictability of each day can be stressful and has been since day 1. One day can be the best day of my life, filled with aqua-blue waters, smooth sails, palm trees and sunshine … and the next can be the worst. No sleep for days, expensive equipment breaking or spazzing out, lack of showers, lack of eating, and I question what on earth I’m doing trying to sail around the world having no sailing experience.
In the end it’s all worth it; I love every minute of what we’ve seen and done around the world on La Vagabonde.
But Holey Tolitos sometimes it can be tough!
Do you guys want to see more of the bad times in videos? Please leave a comment and let me know.