We are artist and sailors, and have been living, and working from our sailboat since 2016.
In 2020, we completed our circumnavigation of the Pacific ocean. The last passage from Japan (Shimoda) to Canada (Victoria) took 51 days, and it was the hardest thing we've ever done. We decided to keep a physical logbook of daily happenings onboard.
Upon our arrival, we transcribed the handwritten pages, so we could publish them online. Weeks later, we decided to expand on it, to release it as a digital book. We revised most of the text, expanded on specific logs, and added:
- 51 new drawings
- 16 new sections
- Seasickness, Kuroshio, Sailing at night, Heaving-to, Squalls, Food, Self-steering, Food storage, Water, Birds and nature, Computers, The burden of electronics, Thrift and care, Catching rain, Coping with stress, Foul-weather gear and Pino's Japanese pantry.
- 19 recipes
Busy Doing Nothing is 218 pages long, written in English, and formatted for e-readers. The first version is still available to read online, but doesn't include the newer content and revised text. Buying this book is a way to support us, we put a lot of work into it, and we hope you like it!
We also released this book as a paperback (print on demand).
Rek & Devine