Did we seriously just sail into the Caribbean!? After almost 10 years sailing around the world, we’ve made it to the sailors playground. The Caribbean is a mecca for cruisers and we just arrived into Tobago, the southern jewel! We are welcomed onto this beautiful island with 75% rum, waterfalls in protected rainforests forests and some of the best scuba diving of our LIVES!
Fair Winds, peace, and love from Brian, Karin, Alex, and Brady. View More
This is a bit of an experiment, and you are the guinea pigs he he 🙂
On a recent sail we were inspired by a TED talk on the concept of Slow TV. The idea is to capture an experience from a point of view over a long time span. In this case we were exploring the Maroni river in French Guiana. We hooked up a few Go Pro’s on Delos and let them run until the battery went dead. We also recorded the audio separately with our external microphone.
The video is 3 hours and 40 minutes long and meant as ambient background with audio. Maybe put it on the TV while you eat or a second monitor while you work. I dunno but hope you enjoy!
Love Brady, Alex, Brian, and Karin. PS- Here is a link to the TED talk if you are interested: https://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_hellum_the_world_s_most_boring_television_and_why_it_s_hilariously_addictive?language=en
Why would you sail your home up a jungle river in French Guyana? Well because it’s fun obviously! One of our favorite things is exploring off the beaten path in Delos, and taking our sailing home up a fresh water river is too cool to pass up. We get Delos way back off of a small tributary and anchor up for some dinghy exploring in Maggie. We notice that the animals are extremely skittish, and and find a patch of forest that’s been utterly destroyed by illegal logging.
We return to the town of Maroni to seek answers and try to figure out what’s going on. We tour a traditional village in Suriname, witness the local carnival, and finally end up a a wildlife sanctuary where we get some answers about what’s going on with the ultra-skittish monkeys. Then when our trip to French Guyana just couldn’t get any more random we get access to the European Spaceport and are able to film an Ariane V rocket launch! Incredible!!!
Fair Winds, peace, and love from Brian, Karin, Alex, and Brady.
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NIGHT SQUALL!!!!! On day 9 of a 1,400 mile passage we get hit in the middle of the night by a massive squall! The wind is hitting a solid 45 knots and the rain is driven so hard it’s blinding us. We accidentally jibe, take a wave in the salon hatch, and it takes all hands on Deck to get Delos under control and properly reefed as we cruise down the waves making over 14 knots. That pretty much sums up life in the ITC ZED….
The next day we sight land and sail Delos into the jungle rivers of French Guyana. We’re struck by the quiet and calmness the jungle river provides us after so many days rocking and rolling on the ocean. Time to explore French Guyana!
Behind the scenes on Instagram @svdelos Holy hell, Kiril did an incredible job editing this beast of an open ocean sailing episode. We say a sad goodbye to Brazil and set sail northwest….to…we don’t really know YET. Along the open ocean passage we visit remote reefs, LOSE OUR DRONE, celebrate a birthday and put BLUE through her equator crossing ceremony! View More
Bikinis and waterfalls in Brazil!! Yep we promised so here you go 🙂 He He! But before we head into the Brazilian jungle to seek out waterfalls…. Our new amigo Felipe drives us to the mainland to attempt checking in. It takes all day to navigate the Federal Police, Customs, and Navy offices but we finally are legally in Brazil with Delos! We get to experience our first Coxinhas and Brazilian street food which is frickin’ delicious. During our after passage clean Mr. Brady “solves” the mystery of the missing voice recorder. Nice try Mr. Brady but we were ahead of you every step of the way 🙂
After 15 days and 2,240 miles at sea the crew spots the coast of BRAZIL!!! We’re a little shell shocked as we go from nothing but the deep blue to boats, houses, and the smells of the jungle coming off the island. Spirits are high and we decide to start taking shots to celebrate a successful passage, which of course turns into a crazy arrival dance party for the crew. The next day we wake up a little hung over and Brian cooks our arrival breaky of pancakes and bacon. View More
Part 4 of our Atlantic Crossing!! Yes, this Episode is 40 minutes 🙂 As we approach the South American continent the crew really start thinking about how close we have become.. We are a family and this passage has proven that Besides our love for each other there is always games and shenanigans being played… Especially against Mr. Brady!
EDITED BY THE AMAZING – KILLA KRILL Check out and subscribe to his other goodness https://www.youtube.com/user/kirildobrev View More
Part 3 of our Atlantic Crossing!! Want to know what its like after 12 days at sea? Yea, you start to go a bit crazy to say the least. In this episode we get “creative” on how we stay occupied while at sea…. We film our own version of MTV Cribs, talk about how far we have come as a crew and fix Delos as the sea takes its toll. Much Love Tribe! View More
After the first 3 days at sea the crew start coming to life and really focus on why long ocean passages are so good for the soul! We have absolutely no interaction with any other people so our bond as a family grows super strong We are only a small fraction of the way to BRAZIL! Read more goodness during this time at svdelos.com/travel-blogs
Our last morning at Ascension Island has us reminiscing about all of our incredible memories that were made in the middle of the ocean. But as we sail off the morning, our attention turns towards BRASIL and what this wild and unknown country has in store for us! With a swift sail off the mooring, we begin the last leg of our Atlantic Crossing- a 2,300 nautical mile sail to Ilhabela, just south of Rio. But I think Neptune wanted us to earn this one a bit more, and so our auto pilot malfunctioned at the last moment which meant we would have over 2 weeks straight of hand steering. But hand steering to Southern Cross didn’t end up being quite so bad 😉 We tried a bit of a different approach to the filming and editing of these four passage videos for you guys, so we hope you enjoy the themes you’ll find in each one! Mad Love from the CREW!
We start to wrap up our time on Ascension Island and get ready for the last leg of our Atlantic Ocean crossing! After a solid provisioning mission and helping our new friends pull their boat out of the water, we head back to our favorite dive spot – Botswain Bird Rock to enjoy or last couple of days. We make friends with the huge Trevally’s, find a three legged turtle, and Blue & Brian get sucked into an underwater cave! Check it out & let us know what you think! Mad love from the CREW!
If you liked our Ascension Videos and are intrigued to know more about this INCREDIBLE place- check out Blue’s article about it here: https://svdelos.com/ascension-island-underwater-wonderland-uncertain-future-alex/ View More
Ever wondered how it feels to breath under water for the first time?? In this episode Lisa and Liz get to experience just this feeling, as Mr. Brady teaches them how to scuba dive… Delos Style 🙂 A lot of personality and goodness in this episode as Brian rallies the troops to clean the filth off Delos and we struggle to go ashore as the swell has gotten huge in the last 2 days just as we are preparing to leave for Brazil! Make sure to give it a like! 🙂 Much Love, Kazza and the Crew
Secret dive spot? Possible shark encounter? Yep! We’re in 🙂 After hearing about a secret dive spot on the other side of Ascension Island we pull up the hook and take Delos out for an exploratory dive mission. We end up at a place called Bird Island by the locals, and for very good reason. Pretty soon we find ourselves anchored in one of the most incredibley beautiful places we have ever been. And right on top of a Galapagos shark nursery! How cool is that? We spend the day doing dive after dive, checking out the underwater wonderland. Really hope you enjoy this video and if you do be sure to LIKE it and SHARE IT with a friend. Fair Winds, Peace, and Love from Brian, Karin, Brady, Alex, and Lisa
Ascension Island has an amazing local population from so many cultures! The fact that there’s a US Air force base means they know how to celebrate the 4th of July pretty well! The day after the party we head out on a local boat to join a fishing competition… The only problem? After trolling for 5 hours It seemed there weren’t many fish in this world class fishing destination. We sat down with Craig and Ellen to ask them some questions about how, and maybe why, the oceans around Ascension island are in trouble.
After saving baby turtles and spending one of the best days of her life with Edward, Liz had to say a sad goodbye to her new love, not knowing if/when they will see each other again! We also go for a massive hike to Ascensions highest peak, find some local bananas and meet some AWESOME locals!
Make sure to give it a like! ;D Much Love, Kazza and the Crew
Hello Tribe!!! This is a really fun one 🙂 I had an absolute blast editing it! So in a nutshell… We arrive to find Ascension nearly deserted. After checking into the island Liz spots a boy and goes berserk. Being good wing-men Brady and I lure him to the US Air Force base for a drink. And to know the rest of the story you have to watch the video 🙂
Oh yeah- we have a crazy encounter with a Galapagos Shark while scuba diving. Pretty intense experience but all ends well. Fair Winds, peace,a nd love from Capt. Breeyawn, Kazzatron, Mr. Brady, and Alexandra Azul.
Its time for us to set sail!! Two weeks in St. Helena went by in the blink of an eye.. Now, its time to sail NW for 700NM towards Ascension Island… Another super remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The passage isn’t the best though as we have to deal with big swells and very rolly conditions Much Love to you!!