Hitch

Hustling

I toyed with my last euro; fingering it nervously. I carefully browsed the supermarket isles. What could I afford? What did I need? No, stuff that! What did I want? Chocolate? Chips? A piece of fruit? Half a vegetable? I bought two beers. Leaving me 11 cents in the world. Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Sail

Crossing Oceans

The world of blue engulfed us. Like good subjects, we acquiesced ourselves to her rule; her wind, her waves, her life. I’ve spent so much time at sea this year, it’s like home – being out on the water! Three French Amel ketches set their sails, leaving the picturesque friendly Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Sail

Europe Bound

I perched on the bow watching Bermuda and the determination of my fate draw closer. The blues shifted from dark purple and bright ocean navies into the array of turquoises that are inexplicably unique to the islands that possess them. After nine epic days with the phenomenal crew aboard Grande Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Sail

And then they said NO!!

The Americans said “No!” They didn’t want me. I’d spent most of the money I had left in the world on a visa* and without giving a reason, my application was denied. (No, they did not check my bank account. Yes, I wore shoes). I stared in disbelief, put on Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Explore

For the Birds

Our three day stop over has just ticked three weeks. And if you’re not a yachty, you’d struggle to understand how that’s possible! But delays are all part of the sailing life. And Namibia is an alright kind of place to get stuck in. I know what you’re thinking, it’s Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Hitch

Legacy

What were you born for?? In this cruel world of suffering and refugees and homeless people and war and taxes and divorce and hatred and PMS and Trump you can’t help but wonder why it is you turned up on this here planet… right? I mean, whether we like it Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Ted Talks

Well, it’s about time Adeena finally let me say something! Jeepers!! – I get lugged around the freaking planet for four and a half years and dragged through all sorts of shit being tied to bicycles and motorbikes and yachts and then she goes and shares her side of the Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
Explore

When Even the Gypsies Settle

gypsy ˈdʒɪpsi/ noun 1. a member of a travelling people with dark skin and hair, traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling. Gypsies speak a language (Romany) that is related to Hindi and are believed to have originated in South Asia. synonyms: Romany, Rom, chal, chai, gitano, gitana, tzigane, Zingaro, Zigeuner,zingana, didicoi; More 2. informal a nomadic or free-spirited Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago