Ep. 68: Over the Top of Australia, Crossing the Pacific & Entering the Indian Ocean, More on Australian Xenophobia

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Linus completed his crossing of the ENTIRE Pacific Ocean and entered the Indian Ocean. He reflects on the deserted county of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the government targeting of foreign tourists in Australia. 

Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us

Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2022

 

Ep. 67: Australia’s War of Cruising Sailors, the Abuses of the Australian Border Force (ABF) New Caledonia to Cairns

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Linus talks about his 11 day offshore passage from Noumea, New Caledonia to Cairns, Australia. The Australian Border Force engages in abusive tactics to harass cruising sailboat owners. If you are on a cruise ship or a plane you are treated like a tourist. If you are on a sailboat you will be targeted as a criminal by ABF which use a dozen officers to check in a boat with two people. They made my Australian crew member a prisoner on the boat and miss his hotel and plane flight for a day for no reason. Australia emulates the totalitarian policies of China, not the democratic governance of the United Kingdom. The ABF is a jobs program that wastes Australians’ tax dollars and is destroying Australia’s international tourism industry.

 

I recommend steering clear of New Caledonia which is also hostile to international sailboat cruisers. 

 

Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us

Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2022

 

Ep. 66: Part 3, Audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba by Linus Wilson Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12

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This continues the reading of the audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba (c) 2016 by Linus Wilson chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12. The first four chapters were featured in episode 28, and part 2 with chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 was in episode 66. 

Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us

Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2022

Ep. 65: Part 2 of SLOW BOAT TO CUBA, Chs. 5, 6, 7, 8

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This continues the reading of the audiobook of Slow Boat to Cuba (c) 2016 by Linus Wilson. The first four chapters were featured in episode 28. Linus also talks about the plans for the 2022 South Pacific sailing season now that New Caledonia and Australia are open to tourism and have no quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.

Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us

Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2022

Australia is Open! COVID Road Trip (part 2 of 2) An RV Adventure by Linus Wilson Ep. 64

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Linus Wilson updates us on the Slow Boat’s summer plans with Australia’s reopening to international tourism starting on February 21, 2022. He also reads the second half of his audiobook of COVID Road Trip: An RV Adventure

Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/COVID-Road-Trip-RV-Adventure-ebook/dp/B098LX79QN

One man was tired of stay at home orders and government regulation of every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. He bought a small RV, a teardrop travel trailer, and started exploring the American West. This is the story of his travels in search of freedom and adventure on the open road with his dog Avery. Linus Wilson takes the reader to the American West and Southwest including Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and Colorado. He hikes to the top of Half-Dome, El Capitan, and the 14er Quandary Peak. He visits the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest, Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia and King’s Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands Islands in the Sky, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. He gets lost hiking Peekaboo Canyon and Spooky Gulch in the Grand Escalante National Monument. He was attacked by bees and longhorn sheep in the 120F degree Valley of Fire State Park outside Las Vegas. He gives his tips and tricks on managing and backing a small travel trailer. Linus and his wife bought a NuCamp T@B (Tab) 320s 15-foot travel trailer as their first RV. He gives readers the secrets of boondocking on Bureau of Land Management sites and at Cracker Barrel. He also writes about the free or discounted RV overnight stay programs Passport America and Harvest Hosts. A bonus chapter is written by the award-winning fiction author Sophie Violette Wilson. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2

on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us

Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG

https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW

https://gumroad.com/l/sailing

have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com

Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2021

COVID Road Trip: An RV Adventure (Part 1 of 2) Audiobook by Linus Wilson Ep. 63

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COVID Road Trip: An RV Adventure

Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/COVID-Road-Trip-RV-Adventure-ebook/dp/B098LX79QN

One man was tired of stay at home orders and government regulation of every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. He bought a small RV, a teardrop travel trailer, and started exploring the American West. This is the story of his travels in search of freedom and adventure on the open road with his dog Avery. Linus Wilson takes the reader to the American West and Southwest including Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and Colorado. He hikes to the top of Half-Dome, El Capitan, and the 14er Quandary Peak. He visits the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest, Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia and King’s Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands Islands in the Sky, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. He gets lost hiking Peekaboo Canyon and Spooky Gulch in the Grand Escalante National Monument. He was attacked by bees and longhorn sheep in the 120F degree Valley of Fire State Park outside Las Vegas. He gives his tips and tricks on managing and backing a small travel trailer. Linus and his wife bought a NuCamp T@B (Tab) 320s 15-foot travel trailer as their first RV. He gives readers the secrets of boondocking on Bureau of Land Management sites and at Cracker Barrel. He also writes about the free or discounted RV overnight stay programs Passport America and Harvest Hosts. A bonus chapter is written by the award-winning fiction author Sophie Violette Wilson. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW https://gumroad.com/l/sailing have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2021

COVID Road Trip: An RV Adventure (Part 1 of 2) Audiobook by Linus Wilson Ep. 63

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COVID Road Trip: An RV Adventure

Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/COVID-Road-Trip-RV-Adventure-ebook/dp/B098LX79QN

One man was tired of stay at home orders and government regulation of every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. He bought a small RV, a teardrop travel trailer, and started exploring the American West. This is the story of his travels in search of freedom and adventure on the open road with his dog Avery. Linus Wilson takes the reader to the American West and Southwest including Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and Colorado. He hikes to the top of Half-Dome, El Capitan, and the 14er Quandary Peak. He visits the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest, Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia and King’s Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands Islands in the Sky, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. He gets lost hiking Peekaboo Canyon and Spooky Gulch in the Grand Escalante National Monument. He was attacked by bees and longhorn sheep in the 120F degree Valley of Fire State Park outside Las Vegas. He gives his tips and tricks on managing and backing a small travel trailer. Linus and his wife bought a NuCamp T@B (Tab) 320s 15-foot travel trailer as their first RV. He gives readers the secrets of boondocking on Bureau of Land Management sites and at Cracker Barrel. He also writes about the free or discounted RV overnight stay programs Passport America and Harvest Hosts. A bonus chapter is written by the award-winning fiction author Sophie Violette Wilson. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of the travel narratives SLOW BOAT TO THE BAHAMAS, HOW TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD PART-TIME, and SLOW BOAT TO CUBA. He has also edited the annotated editions of SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND by Captain J.C. Voss and SAILING THE OGRE by Mabel Stock. Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW https://gumroad.com/l/sailing have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2021

How To Sail Around the World Part Time Chs. 2, 5-10, by Linus Wilson Ep. 62

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How to Sail Around the World Part-Time, by Linus Wilson.  Chapters 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 read by the author.

https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-Time-ebook/dp/B01B0OFYNW

“Do you dream of sailing around the world in a sailboat?
Do you have a business or career you don’t want to sacrifice for that dream?
Do you have kids in school?
You don’t need to quit your job, sell your house, and take the kids out of school to complete a circumnavigation of the globe in a sailboat. You don’t have to wait until you are retired to sail for the South Pacific. This book tells you how you can do it without uprooting your life by taking as little as two months per year off to sail the trade winds.
Circumnavigating the globe in a sailboat is on par with scaling Mount Everest in terms of its rarity. Many potential circumnavigators are hobbled by misconceptions about the journey that mountaineers lack when climbing to the top of the world.
It is said, “I want to circumnavigate to see the world.” Nevertheless, successful trade wind circumnavigators don’t see the world. Instead, they travel on a narrow ribbon around it stopping mostly at a narrow range of countries that are downwind. Lack of focus causes many more failed circumnavigations than storms at sea.
The conventional wisdom is that you need to quit your job, sell your house, and live on the boat year-round. The reality is that even retirees circumnavigating full-time keep their boat in port half of the year because of the demands of cyclone season. There is no good way to elude the November to April cyclone season that dominates 60 percent of the trade-wind circumnavigation route.
The mad rush from the eastern Caribbean to the “safe” ports in New Zealand and Australia in a single calendar year is misguided. It sets cruisers up for hard, upwind ocean passages in future years and saps the resolve of their crews. A better solution is to haul out their boats in the South Pacific and fly back to their homes in the developed world during the cyclone season.
It makes more sense to keep one’s job and home and take annual two-to-six month leaves of absences to move the boat forward during the cruising season. This allows the sailors to earn more outside the cruising season. Further, they can maintain the careers and businesses which they have built over many years. Further, cruisers still have a job or business to come back to if they decide that the cruise is not for them. Pursuing a part-time circumnavigation is likely to be far less costly to cruisers’ long-term earnings than totally severing ties to one’s job or business.
Going back to their homes on land is much more comfortable than living aboard, while waiting for cyclone season to pass. The most modest land-based accommodations are typically more comfortable than the most luxurious sailboat in port. Finally, part-time circumnavigations avoid many problems with educating school age children and obtaining necessary parts.
Learn about the trade-wind route around the world with stops in Panama, the Galapagos, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Mauritius, Chagos, Madagascar, South Africa, St. Helena, Brazil, and the eastern Caribbean. Learn why the Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden have NOT made circumnavigating the globe harder.
This is the second book by the bestselling author of Slow Boat to the Bahamas, Linus Wilson. Dr. Wilson got his doctorate in financial economics at Oxford University. He sails an Island Packet 31’ with his wife, daughter, and four pound poodle. He has been published in Cruising Outpost and Good Old Boat magazines. To learn more about the author’s adventures, boat repair tips, free chapters and books, subscribe to his newsletter at http://www.slowboatsailing.com.”

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR… Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW https://gumroad.com/l/sailing have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss The paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390 or http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-v… or the eBook at http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-v… or audiobook https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18… Get the paperback or eBook Sailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated) by Mabel M. Stock at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/ or the audiobook at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing or audible https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ… Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019

Around the World in 3 Days, I LOST BIG $$$ & my sailboat in a COVID-19 visa scam in New Caledonia Ep. 61

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I wanted to rescue my stranded sailboat in New Caledonia. Falling victim to a COVID-19 visa scam I circumnavigated the globe in 3 expensive days on the fake promises of the New Caledonia government, the airline AirCalin, a greedy official quarantine Hotel Godwana, and my sailboat is still inaccessible. I have not been permitted to get back to my Island Packet sailing yacht since January 2020 because of COVID-19 border restrictions. I have been sailing around the world part-time since 2016 when I left my home port of New Orleans. I wrote this to the “quarantine hotel”, Godwana in Noumea, which I never stepped foot in but they have $4,200 of my money: “Dear Marie-Françoise, Yellena et Kika: Thank you for your response on the Google review of the Godwana Hotel. It raises the suspicion that you are part of a quarantine visa fraud ring in Noumea, New Caledonia. I am reporting this to the US State Department and New Caledonia Government. An honest hotel would automatically refund all XFP 420,000 of my booking. You clearly are acting in a predatory manner, and had everything to gain from me not actually coming to your hotel. Indeed, AirCalin which denied my boarding gets to keep my plane ticket without actually flying me anywhere. I was lured to Tokyo Narita airport to AirCalin SB801 on May 7, 2021, with written permission by the New Caledonia government to enter and have a COVID-19 quarantine at my own expense. I was denied boarding by AirCalin for made up reasons and stranded in Tokyo after $3,600 of plane tickets and two days of flying and $4,200 of a pre-paid (COVID-19 jail) hotel stay. My PCR within 72-hours was negative, I was fully vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and I had no exposure or COVID-19 symptoms. I promptly notified you of my misfortune. You only responded after I wrote a Google review of your hotel. You said that that you refused to refund the XFP 420,000 which I pre-paid. Godwana’s official response is below and attached. You wrote on the Google Review on May 9, 2021 (USA time): “Notre prestation de quatorzaine n’est pas remboursable le jour j car la chambre est bloquée pour vous pour 15 jours. Nous comprenons votre désarroi mais vos propos diffamatoires ne nous incitent pas à vous venir en aide. Nous ne savons même pas pourquoi la police aux frontières françaises vous aurait bloqué en chemin ?” Which is translated: “Our fortnight service is not refundable on the day because the room is blocked for you for 15 days. We understand your distress, but your defamatory words do not encourage us to help you. We don’t even know why the French border police would have blocked you on the way?” Your predatory billing practices should be investigated and your hotel should be expelled from any COVID-19 quarantine program. A hotel not involved in visa fraud would just refund my money. Unfortunately, the Godwana Hotel has very much resisted that. I think a criminal fraud and conspiracy probe should be opened by the New Caledonia police. Sincerely, Dr Linus Wilson Vermilion Advisory Services LLC Capitaine OUPV, USCG” Captain Linus Wilson is the author of How to Sail Around the World Part-Time which is available in eBook and softcover on Amazon and in audiobook for all patrons of Slow Boat Sailing at http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, MJ Sailing, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-141382&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_141382_rh_us Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW https://gumroad.com/l/sailing have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Ben Dahle, THOMAS J PEKARNA, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Thumbnail picture by Linus Wilson and free to use picture by Dedan Dicky Ramdhani from Pexels. Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2021

The Cruise of the Amaryllis (Annotated) Ch. 1 by GHP Muhlhauser ed. Linus Wilson Ep. 60

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G.H.P. Muhlhauser was the first yachtsman to take a small sailboat around the world via the Panama and Suez Canals. Oxriver Publishing is producing the annotated edition of this sailing classic The Cruise of the Amaryllis first written in 1924. The current edition is edited and read by Linus Wilson.

On the Slow Boat Sailing Podcast Linus Wilson has interviewed the crew of Sailing SV Delos, WhiteSpotPirates (Untie the Lines), Chase the Story Sailing, Gone with the Wynns, Sailing Doodles, SV Prism, Sailing Zatara, Adventures of an Old Seadog and many others. Get Linus Wilson’s bestselling sailing books: Slow Boat to the Bahamas at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018OUI1Q2 on Audible at https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7QFNJR… Slow Boat to Cuba https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFFX9AG https://gumroad.com/l/cubabook and How to Sail Around the World-Part Time https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B0OFYNW https://gumroad.com/l/sailing have been #1 sailing ebook bestsellers on Amazon. You can get the full audiobook of Sailing to Treasure Island by Captain John C. Voss. at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing SAILING TO TREASURE ISLAND: The Cruise of the XORA (Annotated) by Captain J.C. Voss The paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790302390 or http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-v… or the eBook at http://www.lulu.com/shop/captain-jc-v… or audiobook https://www.audible.com/pd/B07LC35H18… Get the paperback or eBook Sailing the Ogre: The Log of a Woman Wanderer (Annotated) by Mabel M. Stock at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MB8BF3C/ or the audiobook at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing or audible https://www.audible.com/pd/B07N7LT2DQ… Support the videos at http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing Associate Producers Larry Wilson, Kevin Yager, and Rick Moore (SSL). Sign up for our free newsletter for access to free books and other promotions at http://www.slowboatsailing.com Copyright Linus Wilson, Oxriver Publishing, Vermilion Advisory Services, LLC, 2019