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Realities of OFF-GRID LIVING and SAILING in San Blas Islands | Harbors Unknown Ep. 78


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Published: 18 Oct 2022

Realities of OFF-GRID LIVING and SAILING in San Blas Islands | Harbors Unknown Ep. 78

The reality of off-grid living, especially as digital nomads, is we need internet and we need to eat, lol. So we had to head back to Linton Bay marina to use the internet and upload some videos. Fortunately on the way there we caught a fish and on the way back to the San Blas we were able to do some sailing.

Once back in the San Blas, we anchor once again in the postcard perfect Holandes Cays, this time in one of the most popular anchorages, the Swimming Pool. The bay is completely surrounded either by islands or coral reef barriers, creating a surface smooth as glass, hence the name. Pockets of reefs dot the water’s interior, just waiting to be explored, but the real allure is the outer reef, where we’ve heard there are some larger fish. We catch some days with very little wind so we head out with our speargun that we’ve NEVER used to try and do some spearfishing.

We realize that we’re part of the ever growing group of travelers putting pressure on these reefs, harvesting marine life for food either by fishing directly or buying fish and seafood from the local people. These are beautiful islands, raw and undeveloped, protected only by their remote location. Fortunately there is not enough land for resort development and we hope the impact of a few people foraging the waters is minimal.

Fabio managed to snag a fish and seeing him with his catch made me even more amped to get my own. But let’s take a step back here. I have fired a spear gun once in my life and was incredibly lucky to catch a grouper. However the shot was totally set up for me, with the fish in a small hole. Now out here on my own, it’s a totally different story and I realize I need to manage expectations. Whenever I set out to learn something new I automatically assume I’ll be able to do it without any struggle but that’s rarely the case. I have to remember to be kind to myself, patient and understand that it takes time and practice. Today it’s not common to see people sharing their struggles but here I’m owning my vulnerability and sharing my learning process and misses with you.

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If you're new here, Harbors Unknown is the story of two dreamers, Kristin and Fabio Potenti, and our French Bulldog Yoda. We're a small family living aboard our catamaran, Wanderlust, sailing to Harbors Unknown. Exploring the world, connecting with people and places through the local cuisine, and showing how great food can be cooked on a boat with limited space and resources. Seeking to balance the desire to explore and travel to beautiful, remote locations while leaving no footprint, minimizing the Hawthorne effect of the observers who change the environment she or he observes.

We hope to inspire people and showcase the possibility of living an alternative lifestyle that provides freedom and fulfillment, all while keeping it real. Sharing the trials and tribulations of living off-grid, acknowledging the discomfort of detoxing from the modern world, finding pleasure in the subtleties of nature and joy in simplicity. Attempting to understand what makes the world tick and tock but also trying to gain a deeper comprehension of ourselves and identify what will satisfy that hunger for further exploration, for purpose. We have set off on our voyage sailing around the world, exploring the beautiful waters of South Florida, the Florida Keys, Bahamas, the US East Coast, and Panama. Subscribe now to join our sailing adventure.

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00:00-05:22 Digital Nomad Life
05:23-11:25 Spearfishing Holandes Cays
11:26-14:39 Snorkeling + Reef2Reef’s Coral Project
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