5 Days at Sea, Just Riley and Me (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 38

5 Days at Sea, Just Riley and Me (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 38


We’ve been pretty busy on the internet or we were the whole time we were in Panama Elayna edited three different movies I think I was sorting out the sat phone and trying to check out the weather for the Galapagos trip the whole time We had a few actually business type phone calls for LaVagabonde stuff which is pretty interesting but we felt like we were almost a bit slavish to the internet and now its really good to be back out on the ocean with the beautiful sunset an’ we can relax an’ chill out an’ enjoy ourselves OK splinter whats going on? Splinter? He wears a purple robe. ah Ah we left Panama today, Panama City and it’s been dead
calm. We’ve had about eight knots of wind so we’re throwing up the spinnaker and we’re gonna leave it up overnight I’ll be sleepin’ outside ‘ere so should be all good. Nice gown. I know it’s the first time I pulled it out in months and months and months It is actually cold outside. Yeah it’s freezing. So I’ve made a herbal tea, an’ gotten rugged up and I’m gonna read my book outside ‘nd snuggle up I look good too! Yesss.. very nice trackies We are bored! Yeah! It’s about 5:30 6:00 in the
morning Riley woke me up about an hour ago to
jump on shift. And ahhh yeah I’m about to see the sun rise, there’s a big sea container
ship cruising by. So the wind picked up from about 6:00 p.m. yesterday until … until 12:00 and then ahh… completely died for the for all the morning so, we’ve just
thrown out the head sail and I’m waiting for Riley to wake up and put the spinnaker
back up and I think the whole trip is going to be like this. It’s very pleasant. It’s straight from behind so … we’re sitting on about 5 knots just with the head sail out. Just watched Cool Runnings out here. If anyone hasn’t watched Cool Runnings in a while I suggest you watch it today right now or tonight, because I’ve forgot now funny that movie is. I’ve just been in hysterics this morning out here. I can hear the roar of that ship’s engine… “Hellooo!” Preeetty bum… how’s the water? Very murky. Yeah? It’s actually scary! First fish in a long time. It better be a
good one. You better be tasty! It’s a tuna! I told you I wanted a tuna for dinner! I’m right behind you babe so be careful where you flick that It’s beautiful! It’s a nice lookin tuna isn’t it? Yeah … it’s a yellowfin. This is why… I love sailing… and I love
the ocean. It’s very peaceful … you can, you can really breathe out here and think… without all these distractions. Now I’m absolutely torturing Riley, I just gave him dinner and I said he has to wait because I need to film it. But this is what I’ve done with the tuna, it’s raw I copied a recipe from… Bonaire. It’s like balsamic sesame seeds… salad All right you may eat! So I woke up this morning and all the sails were out. What happened babe? Ahh the wind was coming from here… very lightly. Then it came… now it’s coming from there. So I turned the engine off and hoisted all the sails. We’re heading into it which increases
the speed of the wind so… 4.5 knots I believe we’re sittin’ on. 4.9… actually. And it’s beautiful. It’s dead calm still. Yeah this is uh doesn’t get more
pleasant than this. Alright sorry mum…[how are thing’s]… yeah good… I’m just calling you from the Sat phone. First call on the satphone mum. [wow… thankyou..]…
No that’s all right look I’ll I’ll let you get back to sleep. I’m sorry I thought it was one o’clock midday there not midnight. [ohhh… right.. no .. it’s midnight… yeah..] With the sun in the middle of the sky, Riles spotted some tuna glittering under the boat. Oh!… This is exciting. Do wan’ me to wear a GoPro? Yeah I got the GoPro here. Ok. There’s probably about six or eight tuna down there all chasing a little fish which is hangin’ out under the boat. I jumped down there and tried to shoot a couple of ’em but… just scared ’em ohhhh They took off. Bugger. There’ll be more When the weather is consistent and there
is little sail changes to be made, it’s easy to become quickly bored if you
don’t keep busy. One thing I enjoy doing and I make a big event of the day is lunchtime. With a bit of teamwork, love and creativity, you can buy yourself a good hour, and of course your stomach loves you for it. We’re listening to a podcast about
the Galapagos Islands and it’s really funny. It’s about tryin’ to get Turtles to mate. Yeah… They found the last male turtle on the island of Pinta, and they tried to get it to mate and it just wasn’t interested. And then all of a sudden, like years later it shagged two Turtles. And both of them were infertile
so… it didn’t matter. But… yeah learning a lot about the Galapagos and I’m getting super excited to arrive. Oh I had a fabulous sleep. Helllloooo! Thank you for sleeping outside. That’s alright. It’s a… it’s a hard job sleeping, but someone else has to do it. I can’t sleep outside because… These seats are too narrow and I can only sleep in one position at the moment, It’s so annoying. We’ve gotta have one leg up here… and one straight, and one arm behind my head and there’s just not enough room here. What’s up? What happened with the fridge? I got a eucalyptus Lolly. Well.. nothing happened to the fridge, the freezer has over frosted again. It keeps doing it, and we’ve been playing around with the settings a million and one times, and we can’t seem to find the right one so…. ahh… I’ve stopped. You know we thought we had it right this time… and I’ve stocked up the freezer preparing for the big Pacific crossing, and… and yeah it’s just over frosted again. so… At least we can shut the door now. The freezer door. Yes… Elayna that was the biggest splash, man. It might get it again. Nahh…. #@k that was huuuugge. Ohhh… [laughs] Why didn’t it take it? There was a splash that was as big as this cockpit. Yeah I saw the leftover. Did ya? of it yeah. See that wood in the background? Yeah. Yeah. So that’s gonna be… that might have been a huge dolphin fish… #### Can we go back there? Yeah. D’you wanna belay the sail and… Awwwww there’s something back there. I need my Sunny’s. Yeah I can see it… Aww my god it’s huge. Is it? Yeah it’s gonna go for it again hold the fishing rod. AAAWWWWWW Quick get the rod! HAHAHA Ohhh. Elayna, we need to buy it in.
Ok. We need to buy it in.
Ok, I’ll come here an’ ahh Ohh no… Is it broken? Nah it’s nearly at the end. NOOOOOOO Ohh. Arrrrrggghhhh That’s absolutely devastating. So today we’ve seen… a lot of wildlife in the water. It really feels like we’re getting closer to the Galapagus, but we are we’re like three days away… umm yeah we’ve had that giant lure out for months and months and only today have we got not one strike but two
so that’s telling us something and we’ve seen some giant dolphins which we thought were whales and some regular-sized dolphins. I can’t stop like… watching the horizon What just happened? Ummmm… a boat with maybe 5 guys in it. Like a one of those fast wooden… ya typical boat you’d think would be full of pirates. Come… Came burning over like really quickly so I ran downstairs to where Elena was
and I was like… go an’ hide… coz we’ve got a little spot that we’ve organized for Elayna to hide in. And, but, they just wanted some food. But it just scared the shit
out of me Poor blokes they’re out in the middle
of nowhere instead of fishing. Are you orright? I’m alright yeah. They were just out in middle of nowhere
fishing, but I’m like, I’m 150 miles from Galapagus so they are in the middle of
nowhere but, and it’s not really… I just, it’s just very unexpected seein’ a boat closing… so quickly and yeah. Ohhhhh… that was the scaredest I’ve been in a while. [yeah]. I Can’t imagine how you felt. Oh I… But being in the hiding spot and not being able to hear what’s going on upstairs, like I’m just thinking the worst. Thanks for watching, please join us next
week, for the remaining a hundred miles to the Galapagus. We explore the island of San Christobel and we are joined by my friends Nicole and Joel

100 thoughts on “5 Days at Sea, Just Riley and Me (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 38

  1. Next time I would bring a 1911 sidearm and a 12 gauge shotgun in case of pirates..Edit: maybe get a crossbow with broadheads.

  2. I recommend stainless marine short barrel shotgun with slugs and buckshot.  They will also shoot flares.  The ultimate in multipurpose.

  3. Elayna you are so adorable, just watched a couple videos keep up the good work. it looks so beautiful on the water. you guys be safe and have a safe trip

  4. So i have been binge watching these episodes. Its pretty neat seeing the world through your eyes. Keep up the great work!

  5. Watching you guys from Birmingham Alabama in the states. I'm new to your vids and just love them. I'm sort of what Jeff talked about "sailing a desk"! Would love to be there with you guys enjoying the world! Just totally amazing! Yall are a beautiful couple!!

  6. What are the laws about owning firearms ? I would think you are allowed since your on the open sea , I would definitely look into it . You know it makes sense to be able to protect the boat & people on board . Things could of been very different if it was a real situation . You guys are living a dream 🙂 keep safe 🙂 Peace <3

  7. You need a reel with some beefier drags mate. Try respooling the next one with spectra and a mono top shot. Fish on !

  8. for your pirate scares I recommend a remington 870 marine Magnum!! No one will want to take a shot from a 3.5 inch shell!! Racking it is a great deterrent as well!!

  9. these videos are really nice….miss sailing so much. sometimes the seal on the door to the freezer will cause the freeze ups, check to make sure it is tightly sealed and that should help

  10. I love your videos guys. You inspired me to start planning on sailing around the world. I have a question, are you using iridium go for satellite communications. I would suggest you do short episodes to review the product you are using. That will be awesome?

    Cheers mate 🙂

  11. Hi, this channel belongs to my husband, I high jacked it so I can watch you guys,lol I just love your videos,and admire you two living your dreams. I am a photographer and just love your pictures,and the sound of the water is so calming.

  12. Ho, now I get it. I used to know a junkie we called Splinter that overdosed and died back in 93. You have me messed up for a second.

  13. for the commenters about guns. a friendly reminder that seems to always be forgotten "an eye for an eye and the world goes blind"

  14. Great how you mention the peace of being on the sea. You make some fabulous looking food, Elayna. That possible pirate thing must have been scary. I've heard various pros and cons of keeping weapons on board.

  15. aaahhh nothing like getting spooled by a giant Mahi. Its kinda like pouring your favorite bowl of cereal to realize you have no milk!

  16. I really enjoy follow your adventures , i think your a fun couple and how blessed your lives are to be young and free ish . Thank you for sharing your lives with us

  17. i Dare the American TV show called " Dual Survivor " to do this just sail for about a month and see if they actually last 2 weeks 🙂

  18. Wow, amazing video as ever, and I was feeling for you at the end there. Totally sketchy encountering a random vessel like that. I hate to say this but the fish you hunt don't want to die either! Imagine that!! You got a real sense of the fear of potential threat of harm so have some mercy on the tuna! : ) I know I am barking up the wrong boat….just a thought!

  19. I would carry a gun. only problem is going to all different countries. Guns in some countries equals jail time if found.

  20. hi just found your videos after watching all the Delos crew videos, i am now a fan and will be watching your exploits with interest, have you tried face book live yet ive noticed the Delos crew filmed a party they were having in south Africa on Facebook live, i dont know if you have or not because, i only became aware of you guys today, i will endeavour to watch all the rest of your videos now, had great fun watching them, you guys are so cool

  21. Guys when you see action under the boat is when you need to throw chum in front of your boat. You will get tuna, pompano when spearing! Good luck!

  22. Christ, five guys in a fast boat! Miles away from anywhere, the hairs went up on the back of my neck just seeing how shit scared he was, I went weak at the knees. My mind you, I bet they fucked each other's brains out after an emotionally charged, adrenaline pumping incident like that one. Every cloudy…😎

  23. I think you guys need to invest in a gun myself. Just in case. You can never be too careful and i'd hate for anything to happen to either of you. Take care.

  24. Thank's again for a great but a little worrisome vid; glad all turned out well. We are always with you. Luv ya?

  25. yea bro not bein silly hea i was on the water for a bit too, you should get the bang. if it was jus you or you and a bro fair enough wateva but you got the girl to protect so its basic 101 brother. jus get one from the next shady port of call, leave her wif someone and go network to find. that way it not registerd to you, you can dump it wea eva if need be ;p take care out thea, be smart and live free. #NEWZEALANDSHARDEST

  26. I can't wait to comment after watching more than 40 videos of La Vagabonde..
    FIRST OFF, THIS IS A LEGENDARY ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIP AND THIS JOURNEY IS SO INSPIRATIONAL, NATURAL, HISTORICAL, MAGICAL AND FULL OF LEARNED LESSONS.
    Thank you Riley and Elayna for making this global journey trip of yours a terrific one.

    God bless to your unforgettable Life Journey

  27. i love watching your videos. I HATE WATCHING YOU MURDER ANIMALS!!! GO VEGAN!!!! animals do not want to die. animals do not want to be snatched from the ocean where they cannot breathe and then slit open and bleed out so u can enjoy some momentary gratification. how would you like it it if someone hooked your new baby on the way?? then slit its throat and ate it? you'd be screaming, crying, hysterical begging for them to have mercy on your child. they would look you back in the eye and say WE WERE HUNGRY!!!! "The animal killers do not know that in the future the animal will have a body suitable to kill them"- Bhagavad Gita.

  28. As handy as it would be to have a gun, I would imagine it would be a nightmare if you were caught with it in a foreign port. A flare gun and a fish thumping club may be the only legal options. Maybe one of those contact guns for killing aggressive sharks?

  29. Hope you guys try out the contadaro islands instead to the galapagos next time…nice quiet and sleepy spot with great anchorages and tonnes of world class fishing spots for you guys and you can play on the islands theyve filmed survivor on a couple times

  30. Great episode!
    Your travels are so interesting & fresh. The fish that got away was an exciting view. You should both investigate acquiring firearms along with training for use of them. Elayna should have her own in the hiding place…just saying. Love your videos.
    Be safe ~

  31. Oh dear. 3:41 mark. I suspect the fish is not keen on being carved up while alive and conscious. Is there some way to render the fish unconscious then cut off the head before butchering the carcass.

  32. Great vid as usual. A few things: Never ever swim if you have the fishing lines out. Fish might be around, but so are the sharks. You're Aussies so you understand the risks, but it's not worth it..Also when gutting the fish, stay safe inside the cockpit and don't go for a swim afterwards. I've had great whites and Tiger sharks biting the transom where the bait board is, when catching Tuna.

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