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Owner: Daniella :-)



Location: Mercury Islands
Latitude: -36.62000000
Longitude: 175.85000000
Published: 20 May 2021

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING! Anchoring In Our First Storm! | S01E13 Sailing Pivo

In this episode, we experience our first big winds while on anchor. We got the high winds alert while sailing around the tip of Coromandel Peninsula, so as soon as we got to Great Mercury Island, we quickly found a safe anchorage, and prepared the boat for the storm that was coming. The winds were high, the seas were choppy, and it was LOUD. Poor Pivo was very anxious throughout the storm.

But, the next morning, we celebrate with a walk on the beach, a beer of course, and a refreshing swim. And of course, we have a beer.

We review the Blowhole Pale Ale from Mount Brewing Company in Mount Manganui, New Zealand. A hoppy, bitter, and citrusy 4.5% ABV Pale Ale.

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We also make 800 subscribers during the storm and 1,000 subscribers while editing this episode. This feels like a confirmation that we are doing something right. Now that we have met this awesome milestone, we are launching our Patreon account. This is a way to make sure the project keeps going and you keep getting these episodes.

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Pivo's Outward hound lifejacket:
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Book: "Doggy on Deck" :
Book: "The First-Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats":
Danielle's Gaiam folding yoga mat:
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Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):

0:00 The skills we have to help us weather the storm
2:54 Did we pick the right anchorage for the wind?
3:34 How we set our anchor alarm
4:17 Anchoring tactics
4:55 Contingency plans in case we drag anchor
5:21 Keeping Pivo comfortable when the winds are blowing!
6:03 Settling into a routine to check the anchor
7:25 Strong Wind Advisory by the coast guard
9:24 We wake up to making a milestone on YouTube! Thank you!
10:37 Waking up to blue skies and a swim.
12:08 We try the Blowhole Pale Ale by Mount Brewing Co, Tauranga
13:13 We make it to 1,000 subscribers, and launch Patreon!

Come join my wife, dog, and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our New Zealand made Whiting 40. We are a brand new sailing couple, and have fallen in love with the sport. Many sailing lessons have been learned so far as we learn how to become sailors. Our first mate, Pivo, keeps us out of trouble and is also learning along the way.

We are starting our voyage in New Zealand where we have been living for the last 4 years. But we are going zero to cruising because we're from the mountains of Colorado and have zero experience! Our first sail was with the sailing school, Great Escape, up in Opua, New Zealand (home the 2021 America's Cup). We hope our lessons from a beginner sailor will help you also as we set out on a multi-year sailing adventure around the world.

We are a fulltime sailing / cruising family. We love the sailing lifestyle so much! We love traveling, meeting new people, and seeing the world. We hope you come along for the adventure!
Thank you so much for having a watch! Please like this video and subscribe to our channel!

To our friends in Ukraine, Присоединяйтесь к нам в нашем морском приключении! #парусник

Fair winds & calm seas,
Danielle, Conor, & Pivo
SV Satori

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