Preparing to Set Sail

2016 has been filled to the brim with adventures to new and exciting places across southeast Asia and Europe, and I couldn’t feel more grateful for all the incredible people I’ve met and the many things I’ve learned about myself along the way. As 2017 is quickly getting under way, I am getting ready for my next adventure, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever done before!

Portia Leigh
Portia Leigh in front of Violeta

For 2017, and the foreseeable future for that matter, I’ll be traveling aboard a Formosa 51 sail boat with two friends and one of their daughter’s; and I couldn’t be more thrilled. While I have no idea what I’m doing sailing-wise, I’m pumped to learn the proverbial ropes. We’ve spent the last few months prepping our beautiful 51 ft Ketch Violeta for the open water, and we’ll be leaving any day now. We’ve been saying that for weeks, but when you’re about to embark on an extended journey such as this, you can’t rush things, it’s more important to get as many of our ducks in a row as possible. Our first extended stay will be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, which will take us about 10 days once we depart from Marina Del Rey, California.

I’ll do my best to update Gypsy Rich with  highlights from our sailing journey, but to get the full picture make sure to pop over to our sailing blog:

Thanks for following my journeys so far, and I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2017 so far. Love to you all!


Portia Leigh ❤


One thought on “Preparing to Set Sail

  1. Make sure you know how to tie a sheep shank knot. I hear that’s important for sailors to know. That and sea shanties.

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