The Very Beginning
They met by a lake on a sunny day in May. He impressed her with his wide vocabulary and dashing smile and she won him over with her choice of picnic foods and her infectious laugh.
They spent eight hours solid together, sharing their travel stories and dreams of adventure, until they were finally kicked out the pub for closing.
After Adam heroically broke Emily out of the locked up parking lot, she had little choice but to agree to a second date!
Just don’t ask about the first kiss!
Since then we’ve been pretty inseparable. On our third date we flew to Spain to spend the weekend on a sailboat, and we haven’t stopped exploring the world ever since. In our first year together we went hiking in the Welsh mountains, hitch hiked around Spain, skied the Austrian pistes, picnicked on private beaches in Greece and camped in the Dorset countryside.
We’ve slept in shepherd’s huts, hobbit houses and in hammocks under the stars. We’ve spent freezing cold nights on board a boat renovation project and cosy evenings by open fires in the French Alps. It’s not always been easy, but together it has always been fun.
Two years ago we embarked our biggest adventure yet, buying our dream first home together-a Kadey Krogen 38 sailboat called Hot Chocolate. We learnt to sail in Sicily and Italy, and braved our first overnight sail from Sicily to Greece alone.
Since then we’ve been constantly learning – improving our sailing skills, learning how to live a simple life on the sea, fishing for our food, learning to free dive and spearfish, enjoying Greece’s incredible secluded anchorages, hiking mountains and exploring pretty villages.
We’ll be keeping you up to date through our sailing blog, and continue to write handy travel guides to help you plan your own adventures. We’ve been writing about everything we’ve learnt on our sailing adventures so you’re not as in the dark when you start out. Travel is our passion, and if we can help just one person plan their trip of a lifetime then this blog has been a success!