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I Quit My Job To Kayak The Mediterranean Sea And Took A Dog (3 Years & 5000km So Far)
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I Quit My Job To Kayak The Mediterranean Sea And Took A Dog (3 Years & 5000km So Far)

Quit my job to travel the sea by kayak. From my home town, Barcelona, till Sicily along the coastline and many many islands. I have paddled over 5.000 km within 3 year. Slow enough to not miss too much.

I found a dog on the way, and now she lives aboard as a sailor dog. We discover new places and cultures together, making thousands of friends along the Mediterranean coast. The journey continues!

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Route map. 5.000 km of Mediterranean coast

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Daria B
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm glad for him and his dog, but seriously, any time I see an article titled like "I quit my job to *insert travelling goal*" it makes me feel like unemployment is not a real problem.

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Without quitting the job, I would have not been able to travel/live in this way. Why do you think I earned for doing anything..? There are other ways to handle money without having a job, for example paying less stuff. Or fishing on the go. We only need food, water and not get cold when sleeping. That's possible if you know how. Travelling alone pushes you to learn new skills, to deal differently. Maybe also making money on a different way. My goal was independent from money, but the freedom to travel without a dateline.

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Daniele Gazzola
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow! id like to do something like this and I have something in my mind but... how can he sustain himself and the dog? how he can pay for his food or house or everything he may need? I really would like to know that!

Luka Vučković
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

look at all the sponsor stickers on his kayak. that might be a clue...

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Aimee X
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely love this!!!!! This is how to live.

criminalgirl
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What brings out all the negative people on something like this post? Envy? Go get a life you lot, and leave others to live theirs.

Rich D
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cool... but dogs should wear life vests. http://www.dogingtonpost.com/dog-finally-rescued-after-3-hours-lost-at-sea/

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has a lifevest. But when taking a photo she prefers to take it off. She is a bit conceited ;)

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tsjah
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why am i on this chair

Jewell Lilly
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi, I love your spirit and courage, and your heart for taking in your little sea dog. I agree, too many people think having a job is the key to life but freedom to truly live is the real key! Food, water, shelter, companionship of a good dog, those are the things we need to have a fulfilling, happy life. You are living the dream my friend!

Spiros Karamanlis
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Keep it up mate, you dared to live your dream. You are an inspiration to us all!

Claudia Ferreira
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Que hermosa vida! dont tell anyone tell you any different. this is one of the best way to live. going places, meeting people and best of all with your pal by your side!

criminalgirl
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How brave you are, this is a huge step into the unknown, people get dragged down with owning and paying for "things" . You have used your initiative and stepped off a cliff. I envy you, life must be much simpler and yet there must be times when it is dangerous, I wish you well and good luck. Imagine the stories you will have to tell your grandchildren! I love your dog, she looks perfectly at ease on your kayak too. Wish it was me.

Silke Jacques
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

absolutely beautiful and inspiring! <3

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi, I don't know if you are still out there on the water but I wish you a nice travel. Travel far, travel safe. You said you found this beautiful girl. Didn't you have any problems taking her with you when going to different countries? Sometimes they can be real asses with animals...

Marieange Dobresk
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for you Sargi, and your beautiful little pet. I would love to quit my job and travel, sculpt, but unlike you, I am not brave enough to do it. More power to you, and keep posting pictures so i, and many others, can enjoy living vicariously through you and your little friend

Minh An
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont know if the dog feel comfortable..

Srijana Bhatta
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woww I've been longing to do this for a long time. And I hope someday I'll succeed as well :)

Hunter Wagner
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi, I would like to know what it took to begin your trip. I crave a change in my life. I crave a life worth looking back on and reminiscing in. I love to kayak and I love the outdoors and I do believe this sounds like something that fits the bill. I will leave this place and kayak the Mediterranean exactly like you are. I would only like to know how you began and the expenses involved at the beginning. Once I have tent, kayak, warm durable clothes anything after that I will find in nature. But what did you begin with?

Hunter Wagner
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also the kind of yak you are using. That is turning into my most difficult decision, especially when it comes to stowing capacity and overall weight of the boat

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Antonio Gamez Saez
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What speed can you reach using just the sail?

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi I cannot compliment you enough!This is a big commitment and even bigger achievement! I would rather go out with u than with a lawyer!

Dong Wang
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did you cross over to the island? Wouldn't rip currents, waves and the punishing waters/weather tip you over? What do you do during huge storms in the middle of the sea?

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clearly he is not out in the see during storms. As u can clearly see by photos and map,he is often on land

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Valerij Kozlov
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome! Is it still the same tent? I am surprised to see it in good shape after 3 years of daily use.

Ashley Dryoel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for you. Enjoy your life :)

Assasin Reaper
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But for a dog , being on rocking kayak, during a scary thunderstorm, while getting soaked in water, falling in every now and again.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do you assume they stay in the water during a thunderstorm?? Have you seen the pics? They are often on land.they don't live on the kayak

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Denise Ó Maolagáin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the pics of the dog she looks so happy!

Denise Ó Maolagáin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done Sergio... I think it's great you are doing something you enjoy and have the company of your dog and she has you. Some people live to work and that's fine for those I would like to work to finally live. If I could retire early and travel I would like nothing more.

Janet Zane
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where does the dog pee? He can't pee in the sea otherwise he would fall in!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A dog needs to walk before peeing, she just does it when she gets back to land. This happens very often, as we do coast to coast navigation

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Joe Moriguchi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is quite amazing. A journey of the soul. Would you do it sooner if you could go back? Do you miss anything?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Miss the couch!! Before I was busy doing other things, I think it's the right time for me.

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Wigmor Mezo-Gadia
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaahhhh, I wish a kid from Calcutta, India can do the same. Oh, I forgot they do kayaks on the Ganges river...

Daria B
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm glad for him and his dog, but seriously, any time I see an article titled like "I quit my job to *insert travelling goal*" it makes me feel like unemployment is not a real problem.

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Without quitting the job, I would have not been able to travel/live in this way. Why do you think I earned for doing anything..? There are other ways to handle money without having a job, for example paying less stuff. Or fishing on the go. We only need food, water and not get cold when sleeping. That's possible if you know how. Travelling alone pushes you to learn new skills, to deal differently. Maybe also making money on a different way. My goal was independent from money, but the freedom to travel without a dateline.

Load More Replies...
Daniele Gazzola
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow! id like to do something like this and I have something in my mind but... how can he sustain himself and the dog? how he can pay for his food or house or everything he may need? I really would like to know that!

Luka Vučković
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

look at all the sponsor stickers on his kayak. that might be a clue...

Load More Replies...
Aimee X
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely love this!!!!! This is how to live.

criminalgirl
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What brings out all the negative people on something like this post? Envy? Go get a life you lot, and leave others to live theirs.

Rich D
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very cool... but dogs should wear life vests. http://www.dogingtonpost.com/dog-finally-rescued-after-3-hours-lost-at-sea/

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has a lifevest. But when taking a photo she prefers to take it off. She is a bit conceited ;)

Load More Replies...
tsjah
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why am i on this chair

Jewell Lilly
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi, I love your spirit and courage, and your heart for taking in your little sea dog. I agree, too many people think having a job is the key to life but freedom to truly live is the real key! Food, water, shelter, companionship of a good dog, those are the things we need to have a fulfilling, happy life. You are living the dream my friend!

Spiros Karamanlis
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Keep it up mate, you dared to live your dream. You are an inspiration to us all!

Claudia Ferreira
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Que hermosa vida! dont tell anyone tell you any different. this is one of the best way to live. going places, meeting people and best of all with your pal by your side!

criminalgirl
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How brave you are, this is a huge step into the unknown, people get dragged down with owning and paying for "things" . You have used your initiative and stepped off a cliff. I envy you, life must be much simpler and yet there must be times when it is dangerous, I wish you well and good luck. Imagine the stories you will have to tell your grandchildren! I love your dog, she looks perfectly at ease on your kayak too. Wish it was me.

Silke Jacques
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

absolutely beautiful and inspiring! <3

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi, I don't know if you are still out there on the water but I wish you a nice travel. Travel far, travel safe. You said you found this beautiful girl. Didn't you have any problems taking her with you when going to different countries? Sometimes they can be real asses with animals...

Marieange Dobresk
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for you Sargi, and your beautiful little pet. I would love to quit my job and travel, sculpt, but unlike you, I am not brave enough to do it. More power to you, and keep posting pictures so i, and many others, can enjoy living vicariously through you and your little friend

Minh An
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont know if the dog feel comfortable..

Srijana Bhatta
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woww I've been longing to do this for a long time. And I hope someday I'll succeed as well :)

Hunter Wagner
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi, I would like to know what it took to begin your trip. I crave a change in my life. I crave a life worth looking back on and reminiscing in. I love to kayak and I love the outdoors and I do believe this sounds like something that fits the bill. I will leave this place and kayak the Mediterranean exactly like you are. I would only like to know how you began and the expenses involved at the beginning. Once I have tent, kayak, warm durable clothes anything after that I will find in nature. But what did you begin with?

Hunter Wagner
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also the kind of yak you are using. That is turning into my most difficult decision, especially when it comes to stowing capacity and overall weight of the boat

Load More Replies...
Antonio Gamez Saez
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What speed can you reach using just the sail?

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sergi I cannot compliment you enough!This is a big commitment and even bigger achievement! I would rather go out with u than with a lawyer!

Dong Wang
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How did you cross over to the island? Wouldn't rip currents, waves and the punishing waters/weather tip you over? What do you do during huge storms in the middle of the sea?

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Clearly he is not out in the see during storms. As u can clearly see by photos and map,he is often on land

Load More Replies...
Valerij Kozlov
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome! Is it still the same tent? I am surprised to see it in good shape after 3 years of daily use.

Ashley Dryoel
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for you. Enjoy your life :)

Assasin Reaper
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But for a dog , being on rocking kayak, during a scary thunderstorm, while getting soaked in water, falling in every now and again.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do you assume they stay in the water during a thunderstorm?? Have you seen the pics? They are often on land.they don't live on the kayak

Load More Replies...
Denise Ó Maolagáin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the pics of the dog she looks so happy!

Denise Ó Maolagáin
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well done Sergio... I think it's great you are doing something you enjoy and have the company of your dog and she has you. Some people live to work and that's fine for those I would like to work to finally live. If I could retire early and travel I would like nothing more.

Janet Zane
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where does the dog pee? He can't pee in the sea otherwise he would fall in!

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A dog needs to walk before peeing, she just does it when she gets back to land. This happens very often, as we do coast to coast navigation

Load More Replies...
Joe Moriguchi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is quite amazing. A journey of the soul. Would you do it sooner if you could go back? Do you miss anything?

Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Miss the couch!! Before I was busy doing other things, I think it's the right time for me.

Load More Replies...
Wigmor Mezo-Gadia
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaahhhh, I wish a kid from Calcutta, India can do the same. Oh, I forgot they do kayaks on the Ganges river...

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