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The Foster Journey: a blog about sailing, travel, and seeking simplicity in life.

  • Upgrade Our Galley: Why Waterdrop Ultra Filtration is a Must-Have for Sailboats

    Upgrade Our Galley: Why Waterdrop Ultra Filtration is a Must-Have for Sailboats

    This week, we installed a Waterdrop 10UA-UF ultrafiltration water filter on our sailboat – and we love it! This post is not sponsored, it’s just our honest review paired with a few affiliate links. Sailing the Chesapeake Bay since around September 2023, we’ve found ourselves at the dock for most of the winter – drinking…

  • Annapolis Sailboat Show and Meetup 2023

    Annapolis Sailboat Show and Meetup 2023

    Wow, we had a blast this year at the Annapolis sailboat show – the highlight being the meetup. We’re so thankful for everyone who stopped by to chat! We have a full sailboat review coming your way…actually, it’s a three-bat comparison. We take a look at three 40-44 foot modern cruising sailboats to show off…

  • A New Series is Coming to Our Channel!

    A New Series is Coming to Our Channel!

    It’s been a solid 3 years of producing weekly episodes of our sailboat life, travels, and lessons learned along the journey. We fully plan to continue creating these weekly episodes, thanks to the support of our Patrons and the engagement we receive on YouTube comments. And now, something new is in the works… This is…

  • Pau Pau to Laughing Bird Cay – Eleuthera Bahamas

    Pau Pau to Laughing Bird Cay – Eleuthera Bahamas

    It’s a girl’s sailing day. Nancy and Olivia are running Cadence, choosing our destination, and taking the helm. Plus, Olivia shares her secrets in the galley. Laughing Bird Cay There’s supposed to be a great dive spot there, but I lost my spear in Pineapple Cay. So this simple 4 mile sail takes us from…

  • Sailing Cat Island Bahamas, A Must-See Island

    Sailing Cat Island Bahamas, A Must-See Island

    If you’re looking for a place to escape the rat race and relax in paradise, Cat Island, Bahamas is the perfect destination. This under-the-radar island is known for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and friendly locals. Imagine spending your days lounging on white-sand beaches, swimming in crystal-clear waters, and exploring lush rainforests. No traffic…

  • Defeated By The Thorny Path

    Defeated By The Thorny Path

    Plans kill sailors. That’s what did us in while sailing the thorny path. Plans that included us trying to: Most people we speak to, motor the thorny path. Calm seas, calm air, and engine on. We chose to sail it. The video shows the results. What do you think? Did we make a good decision?…

  • Crooked Island Bahamas, Out Island Paradise

    Crooked Island Bahamas, Out Island Paradise

    Crooked Island, Bahamas is a pure pleasure to travel to on a sailboat. After learning to spearfish recently, we now find ourselves low on resources on an island with limited groceries. But the ocean is generous in providing us with plenty of food as we live off the ocean in Crooked Island. Watch Episode 159…

  • Spearfishing 101 with Adventure Man Dan

    Spearfishing 101 with Adventure Man Dan

    Understanding the basics of spearfishing has allowed us to live off what we catch as often as we like. But it was this encounter with Dan @Adventureman_Dan where we quickly became friends and learned all about the basics of spearfishing. In this video (Spearfishing 101), we hope you enjoy learning about different species of fish,…

  • Sailing Eleuthera – Hatchet Bay, Governor’s Harbour, Rock Sound

    Sailing Eleuthera – Hatchet Bay, Governor’s Harbour, Rock Sound

    Sailing Eleuthera was never in our plans. It just happened. That’s sailing of course. Mother nature’s plans always trump our plans. And when the winds changed speed and direction, we said to ourselves, “Great! Now we can travel in the Eleuthera banks and see all the places we missed last spring!!” Sailing Eleuthera Part 1…

  • Gift Ideas for Sailors

    Gift Ideas for Sailors

    Do you have a dreamer, a cruiser, a sailor in your life? Maybe it’s you! Here’s our list of items that we’ve discovered we can’t go without aboard SV Cadence. After 2.5 years aboard the sailboat, we’ve come to rely on these items and think they would be perfect gifts for sailors! The list is…

  • Bluewater Sailing in the Bahamas

    Bluewater Sailing in the Bahamas

    Most people think of bluewater sailing as a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean or a 30 day hop across the Pacific Ocean. However, we’ve found some gorgeous bluewater sailing, with no land in sight, right here in the Bahamas. Yes, it’s not 10 days at sea. But it’s all her power and beauty gliding under…

  • Oven Rock to Pipe Cay, Exuma Banks Sailing

    Oven Rock to Pipe Cay, Exuma Banks Sailing

    It’s island hopping time baby!!! We’re leaving Stocking Island and the George Town area to head north for a deeper taste of the Exumas. In this episode we pull up anchor at Black Cay, sail 30 NM in Exuma Sound, cook Mahi tacos, swim with stingray, and anchor in the most beautiful location – Pipe…

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