Outside Watch VLOG #9
Maldives to Seychelles
Better late than never! In this video we go back to May 2021 in the Chagos archipelago and set sail for the Seychelles over 1,100 nautical miles to the west. Our mooring permit (illegal to overstay) for Chagos was set to expire in a few days however, a large low-pressure system started developing to the west along our route.
Outside Watch VLOG #8
Maldives to Chagos
What an incredible place! In this vlog we set sail from the Maldives... destination, the Seychelles some 1600 nautical miles away. The wind required we head 600 miles due south before we could pick up the southeast trade winds, which would take us to the Seychelles. Along our route was the Chagos Archipelago (part of the British Indian Ocean Territory).
Outside Watch VLOG #7
Back to work!
We're back! Sorry for the delay...In this video, we leave Maldives to pursue a pilot position in the USA, where we completed a Boeing 747 type rating together. After simulator training, we travelled back to the Maldives to prepare to relocate Skylark to the Seychelles and we also highlight some of our favorite memories from the Maldives.
Outside Watch VLOG #6
We made it to the Maldives! When we arrived we received the warmest welcome from our agent, Assad and all the officials. They came to Skylark to complete the entry formalities and brought with them a cake and fresh lobster for us! We were now free to start cruising in the Maldives and found an uninhabited island with a picture perfect lagoon. We were catching squid every day and singing karaoke on the beach during sunset. Thankfully there was not a single person around to hear our terrible singing!
Outside Watch VLOG #5
Phuket to the Maldives
We are excited to share our highlights from our longest offshore passage so far... Phuket, Thailand to Uligan, Maldives. 1550 nautical miles and 11 days at sea! What a rush knowing you are literally in the middle of the ocean with no one (except Paul) around!!
Outside Watch VLOG #4
Maldive Passage Prep
REAL TIME UPDATE! We are off to the Maldives! In this video we get a little more technical and show a lot of the preparation that has gone into making this passage possible. We also say goodbye to Thailand after one life changing year (2020 of course) cruising here.
Outside Watch VLOG #3
Our AMEL 54 'Skylark' TOUR!
Join us on board Skylark, our 2009 Amel 54, where we will give you a full tour inside, outside, and underwater. Skylark is a 16 meter, bluewater cruising yacht, designed to cross every ocean in comfort and safety. We will show you some of the features that makes the Amel 54 an ideal cruising yacht for a couple!
Outside Watch VLOG #2
Thailand Cruising, Future Plans and Whale Sharks
We’re back with round two of Outside Watch! This time we explore the west coast of Thailand finally arriving in our favorite island of Koh Lipe, we experience some insanely nasty weather, and we talk about our sailing plans for the Future.
Outside Watch VLOG #1
Two airline pilots turned full-time sailors in the Covid Era
In this video we introduce ourselves and explain how we ended up in this crazy situation as full-time cruisers living on board our Amel 54!
We also celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary and explore some beautiful anchorages on the west coast of Thailand. Since we're not flying for awhile, we suddenly have an abundance of free time to make videos!
Previous Sailing Videos
Svalbard, 80°00' N
In 2017, we traveled to Arctic Norway on a sailing charter with friends. Chris made a video to share with friends and family, and was later contacted by Garcia Yachts, the yacht manufacturer of the boat we sailed on, to tailor this video for them to use on their youtube channel and for marketing.
This video takes place in Svalbard and shows our journey to 80°00'N in spectacular scenery. There are icebergs, polar bears and of course sailing!