This where you can check out all of our Sailing A B Sea YouTube videos from the very start of our journey. Our videos are about life as liveaboards on our sailing yacht, of our scuba diving adventures and of making jewellery from beach treasures.
In 2017 we moved from Australia to Europe, took sailing lessons in Gibraltar and bought our Jeanneau Sun Odessey 45.1 in Spain. We also share how we renovated our home to maximize the most from it's sale. So if you're looking at starting your own adventure, our videos may give you some inspiration and ideas.
Thank you for stopping by and watching "Welcome to Sailing A B Sea". We're a couple of 'wet grey nomads' (and if you don't know what that means, check out this video)! Follow us on our journey from selling our Australian home, moving to Europe, learning to sail and buying a sailing yacht. From there we'll travel the seas in search of adventure, scuba diving and making beach jewellery.
Welcome to Sailing A B Sea (Ep.001) where we, Aannsha and Barry, find out that living the dream begins with hard work! We get a lot of help from friends as we renovate our house in Australia ready for sale and we learn a lot about sailing yachts via Internet research. Most importantly, we learn that the same model and year of yacht costs AU$50,000 less if you buy it in Europe!
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.002) we say goodbye to our house, our son and Australia. Aannsha says goodbye to our house in Queensland, Australia and both of us get emotional and very teary at the final moment of saying goodbye to our son Luke at Brisbane international airport just before we say goodbye to Australia.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.003) join us for our business class flights Australia to Europe as we go on our epic 18,600km trip from Brisbane in Australia to Javea in Spain. The total journey, door to door, took us 35 hours.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.004) Aannsha conquers her biggest fear, the fear of drowning, by learning how to scuba dive. Starting with scuba diving lessons in the swimming pool with her very patient scuba diving instructor Ian from The Diving Company.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.005) we go sightseeing around Javea, Spain and explore the beautiful cove at Playa Granadella, check out a 163 year old lighthouse at Cap De San Antoni and get up close to 14th - 18th century windmills lining the ridge overlooking Javea.
In this super packed episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.006) we organise car rental, visit lots of marinas, finally get on board to view some yachts, have a celebratory dinner after passing all of our RYA sailing courses in Gibraltar and get a random invite to a combined Spanish stag and hen party in Javea.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.007) we are driving from Javea in Spain to Gibraltar, encountering snow along the way in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Once we get to Gibraltar we get introduced to Rockefeller the 36 foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey that's our home for the next three weeks and we go back to school to learn about VHF radio handling and marine first aid, our first two RYA courses.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.008) we pass our RYA Competent Crew Course with flying colours and then go back to the classroom for 4 days of RYA Day Skipper Course theory with Rock Sailing Gibraltar.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.009) after spending 4 days in the classroom doing Day Skipper theory, we head back out onto the water for 5 days of the RYA Day Skipper practical. We pass the RYA Day Skipper Course, say goodbye to Rockefeller and Gibraltar and take the 7 hour drive back to Javea in Spain.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.010) we have a 1995 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.1 hauled out for a survey in Puerto Marina de las Salinas at San Pedro del Pinatar in Spain.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.011) we check out Javea old town on market day, take a really good look around Javea old town with the hidden gem of the fortress-church of Sant Bartomeu at its centre and dig up some ancient Roman history about a locally made fish sauce called Garum.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.012) you're invited to join us for long lunch musings in Moraira. We also show you one of the most attractive Spanish roundabouts we've seen so far and after 20 years of marriage I get to learn about Aannsha's toilet fetish!
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.013) we are moving on board our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.1. After spending 4 months staying at Barry's brothers apartment in Javea the day had finally arrived when we could move aboard our yacht moored in a marina 2 hours to the south. She still has some work and upgrades that need finishing off before we can begin our sailing journey, but that gives us time to make sure we have everything we need on board before we set off.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.014) we're getting our yacht ship-shaped by clearing out the five topside lockers and getting hooked up with cooking gas, plus we spend 8 hours shopping, which only puts a small dent in our list of things to buy.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.015) we show you some of our on board storage spaces, buy some scuba gear and take you sightseeing around the marina.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.016) we figure out where to store our suitcases while managing our small space storage and Baz has a digital disaster!
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.017) we finally get around to reinstalling the mast on our yacht together with the new stainless steel standing rigging.There's also an update of the fate of the 4 terabyte hard drive that was knocked off the end of the bed and a few more cleaning chores are completed around the boat.
In this episode of Sailing A B Sea (Ep.018) we have our stainless steel davits and solar arch installed and we take some time out to explore the salt ponds nature reserve of Las Salinas.
After a long wait our custom built stainless steel davits and solar arch are finally installed. This means that we now have somewhere convenient for our dinghy and outboard to live and we are one step closer to self sufficiency with 600 watts of total solar power.