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Category: Phillippines

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The Plans They Are A’Changing! -By Brian

A definite bonus of traveling like Delos does is the freedom and flexibility you get.  The ability to be spontaneous, to not be tied down, to just live in the moment is what makes this lifestyle so very special for us.  We like to say that our plans are always written in the sand at…
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You’ll see it when you believe it – By Josje and Brady

With our bank accounts running low on board Delos, Brady and I would go over and over our options of some possible next steps. Brady would be lying up in the V berth, staying positive with a smile and I’d squeeze in next to him, curling my knees to my chest “Sooo if we fly…
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It’s All About Sailing – by Marta

After sailing the Philippine seas, with SV Delos and the Delos crew, it’s time for me to go home. It feels a bit sad, because it has been a fantastic four weeks and I have learned so much about sailing. You know – furling the jib out, tighten the mizzen, check the fresh water supply,…
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The Day After! – By Karin

I woke up on the 1st of Jan 2014 with a slight headache and an extremely dry mouth, all reminders of last night’s extravaganza. I felt a bit disorientated and as soon as I turned my head to look at Brian laying snoring on my right, it all came rushing back to me. Delos sailed…
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How do we afford to sail? (Part 2) -By Brian

So now that the history of how I got a boat and a mortgage is covered how do we actually afford to sail NOW, after the cruising kitty has long run dry?   Below are just a few options that we’ve run across on our trip.  There is no one answer, no silver bullet.  I’m sure…
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How do we afford to sail? (Part 1)–By Brian

We get asked this question a lot.  It’s definitely in the top three, right up there with storms and pirates.  And rightfully so- the average age on Delos is 27.  I being the only 30-something on board do my fair share to bump that up. I’ll just come right out and say NO this isn’t…
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There is a Mum on the boat! – By Marta

I am actually on Delos! It is SO fantastic and such a different way to live! I will try to give you a glimpse of what it’s like from the Mothers side of it. Warm welcome telling me exactly what living on Delos is all about! When meeting the Delos crew in USA one year…
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Delos is back in Paradise!–By Karin

It was a bitter sweet feeling untying the lines from the dock and slowly motoring Delos out through the open marina gates. We had such an amazing time in Davao! Air-conditioning blasted inside the boat day and night, numerous boat projects were completed, we gorged at fantastic buffets, met amazing people, and made lifelong friendships.…
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Living cheap as in the Philippines! -By Brady

“So, what do you guys want to do for dinner?”  Brian asked as Delos sat comfortably in Fannie bay in Darwin.   “I don’t know bro. Where can we go where we wont spend $50 a person on food and a beer?” This was a common conversation while living and cruising in Australia.  Like many other…
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Drifting North – By Josje

I looked out the window and enjoyed the scenery as we drove back to the jetty. The last ride we would take in Kris’ air conditioned car. I thought of all the things we had done in Ternate and how much we had loved it. It was definitely a highlight of the trip and regardless…
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