We RAN OUT OF FUEL Crossing the Indian Ocean! – Ep. 139
Sailing across the Indian Ocean is hard. There’s just no other way to say it. The waves are big, the swell comes from seemingly random directions and the weather is completely unpredictable. All that adds up to a lot of stress for sailors and wear and tear on the boat.
For our passage from Chagos to the Seychelles we were in the unfortunate position of having to sail to a schedule. We’d waited for a good weather window as long as we could and when we finally got one, we set sail. Things looked good until the wind unexpectedly died and stayed dead. That meant we had to motor. A LOT. But we didn’t have enough diesel to make it all the way to the Seychelles. Not a good feeling!
Somehow we managed to sail just enough to arrive in the quarantine zone in the Seychelles and get cleared in. But when we fired up the engines to go to the fuel dock, they sputtered and died. We’d completely run out of fuel!
Thanks for watching!
(Footage from June 2019)
Curious for more up to date info on where we are and what we’re doing? Make sure to check out our other social media pages!
Want a look at the most detailed list of things we have on the boat, including cameras, fishing gear, and books? Check out our Amazon Shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/outchasingstars
And here are specific links to all our camera gear:
Panasonic GH5: http://amzn.to/2p9J0Kn
Lens for the GH5: http://amzn.to/2FLsFpv
External microphone: http://amzn.to/2tFMsll
Voiceover recording microphone: http://amzn.to/2HrgkUA
Voiceover recording popscreen: http://amzn.to/2FNZbHx
Drone we use now: http://amzn.to/2p8Teup
Editing Software: http://amzn.to/2GiuLed
(Note: Out Chasing Stars is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.)
Music Thanks To:
Kontinuum – Lost (feat. Savoi) [NCS Release]
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IUAznfjqE
Jim Yosef – Canary [NCS Release]
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52R3Xy82nFc