OFF-SEASON update: How to NOT travel to the USA, and what is coming in 2019!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! Yes, I almost made my own version of “home alone” this year, and got uncomfortably close to staying behind in Spain right as we were about to fly across the Atlantic to join Ryan’s family for the holidays in Des Moines, Iowa.

I am still quite embarrassed by what happened, and you can trust I will not let myself be fooled twice (by myself).

Misadventures aside, we are really looking forward to 2019!

We will be back in January with a few more videos that I recorded in November, before tackling our Mediterranean tour in March.

Ryan and I are both very excited (but Ryan especially) for the many upgrades we will make on Polar Seal this year. On my side, I am looking forward to step-up the videos next year, by attempting to solely focus on them. I am already working on some exciting new features for this channel, and I can’t wait to document our adventures in the Med.

A few weeks ago, I realized that the external microphone jack port had been broken (probably since a few months back), hence the audio being rubbish and the end of the video looking/sounding weird. My camera is being repaired as we speak, so you can trust that the sound will be a lot better in the future.

** MUSIC **

🎶 In this video:

Dirty Strutty 3 – Josef Falkenstod
Guitar drenched in reverb – Jack Elphick
Les cafés de Paris – Martin Gauffin
So others may live – Johannes Bornlof
Check for Pulse – Martin Hall

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11 Replies to “OFF-SEASON update: How to NOT travel to the USA, and what is coming in 2019!”

  • Jason Argonaut says:

    Oh nooo! Sophie gets assimilated! 😱😃 This french Des Moines from the beginning of the video gets pretty american at the end 😃
    Like always, love your videos 👍🏻

    • Ryan & Sophie Sailing says:

      I’m on a mission to teach the people of Des Moines how to pronounce the name of their city the right way, but I need to be discreet 🤫🕵🏻‍♀️

  • Edward Richards says:

    Yet another journey full of lucky breaks for you, Sophie! Hope you both have a great Christmas and look forward to following your new adventures in the spring.

  • Matt Foster says:

    Merry Christmas to you both ..and I look forward to 2019s new videos..hopefully more than once a month!..(withdrawals)

    As for merch there’s nothing wrong with buying a tee shirt ,hoody or hat to help support quality content..whatever you decide I’m in…happy new year

  • kevin mulvihill says:

    Happy Christmas and a Blessed sailing New Year

  • maxime41418 says:

    Yeap all that looks like a program for next year.. j’espere vous croiser quelque part en mediterannee , bonne fin d’annee

  • Sail Before Sunset says:

    Such a lady. Always dressed as a lady should. Good for you as a French lady.

  • Sail Before Sunset says:

    Such a shame when we have to fear our governments even when we are doing nothing wrong.

  • Laurent Froggy says:

    Et moi qui pensais qu’il y avait que ma femme tête en l’air hiiii. Nice one Sophie. Thanks for another great video guys and wishing you both and family and all your followers a very Happy New Year. Best from HKG 🇭🇰

  • Silky Jones says:

    Thanks for taking us on your trip. I have been through Amsterdam before too. Merry Christmas to youand aHappy New Year. Your plans for 2019 sound great! Ce vieux Français de Louisiane est heureux de vous voir aux États-Unis.

  • June Peck says:

    Hello and Merry Christmas! I’m glad you both made it to Iowa to spend the holidays with family and friends. I enjoy your videos from the DIY projects and the humor!