It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..

8. feb.. 2021
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Join us for an up and down few days. The ups of exploring places like Porto Santo in the beautiful sun and the downs of some difficult sailing whilst pregnant, feeling seasick, homesick and stuck on board with a screaming toddler - haha! It's funny now but oh my goodness, I don't know how I survived that trip. The ups definitely outweigh the downs but nevertheless, this is full disclosure of the nomadic life.
Thanks to our amazing featured music artists for supporting the show! You can listen to them all on our Spotify playlist:
Song Credits:
00:05 - Caravãna Sun - GAIA
03:33 - Honey Hounds - Spinach
06:11 - Lockd - Heartsease
08:16 - Honey Hounds - Spinach
09:10 - Casual Vice - Something In The Water
10:18 - Chelou - White Walls []
11:44 - Jordan Merrick - The Toll
16:42 - Michael Dunstan - Smiling At Strangers
19:08 - Jack and the Weatherman - Instrumental - Belong

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Edited by Johan Strydom
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  • If you have people sponsoring your life this title is unjustified haha

    Elijah BuldursElijah Buldurs3 timer siden
  • Love your way, but you stole my "schmoogie" The pet name that I called my girl 30 years ago, that I thought I made up. When I heard Alayna say it, I about fell off my chair. lol. Thank you so much for posting your adventurous lifestyle for the world to see. Subscribed for sure!

    Steve Mumma (nylonguitar)Steve Mumma (nylonguitar)5 timer siden
  • When lenny is asleep put a flag up so people know it

    EwoudEwoud2 dager siden
  • My heart goes out to you for continuing after your dreams amidst the daily struggles. You're more than welcome to come and be a part of my family! Hit me up when you plan to sail the Great Lakes in the US!

    Lisa DeschaineLisa Deschaine2 dager siden
  • Nice video this week 😊 Lenny is really coming alive. He was so cute driving the mini moke.

    James HaugJames Haug2 dager siden
  • Henry Cavil brought me here. I dont regret it

    Saffiyah MohammedSaffiyah Mohammed3 dager siden
  • I have enjoyed your videos a LONG time! IN 1979, my gf & I sailed all over Bahamas, This song by Little River Band still brings me back to those precious days! "Time for a cool change"! Dave Mason-and Gerry Rafferty were all part of the sailing life style back then. We met these 2 brothers from Fort Meyers, FL. in Nausau, Bahamas casino-we both left in a dinghy to 2 anchored gorgeous sailboats! (we were young and adventurous at 25).(left -25 below in MINN.). Every nite we'd catch dinner, and share ours on the beach w/2 other sail boats. Do you remember the pink sand?? I know Lenny will dance to LRB-" the albatross and the whales they are my brothers". Thank you for sharing all your travels!!!

    Joan CarlsonJoan Carlson4 dager siden
  • I’ll be praying for you guys!

    Grace GauthierGrace Gauthier4 dager siden
  • Covid hasn't caught up with you. The politicians and NGO's power grab has.

    X XX X4 dager siden
  • I felt guilty about laughing at the slow mo of Lenny tripping ... until I saw you laughing! The look on Lenny’s face was like “what was THAT! Oh me mum’s laughing so I guess it’s ok.”

    Diane PooleDiane Poole5 dager siden
  • Aw lovely to share your honesty , I wish you all the best and will pray you make it back to Oz in time for baby 2!

    Christina PotterChristina Potter5 dager siden
  • Like the car, stay safe guys

    David SheriffDavid Sheriff5 dager siden
  • Elayna, you said that you were craving friends & family more so than Riley. We were the exact same. Not boat life same but had been living abroad for 6 years. We had a child (same age as Lenny) and really missed and longed for friends & family in South Africa. We went back home for what was supposed to be a lot longer but after a year and a half, we realised that our home was with each other. Our home had also outgrown South Africa, even though our hearts & our roots are and forever will be there! We went back every year on holiday which was amazing and I think we sort of envisioned it being that like when we moved back but realised we had grown so much as a family elsewhere but also that people have lives and those lives are pretty full and busy. I know its something you sort of need to go through and figure out on your own but I'm interested to see how it will be for you guys. If it didn't take 2 days of travel to get home, we would probably opt for spending a good 2 months out of the year back home. Keeping those special relationships in tact, giving our little guy (and us) something to look forward to with family and all, whilst keeping our little family bond close and safe. Hope your pregnancy is going well :) Its been a minute since I tuned in and just got reminded how lovely you humans are :) If you ever come past the Cayman Islands, you have a place to stay x

    Heather PrenticeHeather Prentice5 dager siden
  • Hey guys did u see Superman speak about u guys on his tick toc

    Nana ToblerNana Tobler5 dager siden
  • We have become your remote family and love you sharing your life with us all over the world best Wishes Errol 🇿🇦

    Errol GuardErrol Guard5 dager siden
  • Tourists are the scum of the earth :p Right behind medicine that saves children's lives, Industrialists, big business, and big government :p

    Don Van Damn Johnson Long FellaDon Van Damn Johnson Long Fella5 dager siden
  • Lenny is so precious just precious. He is totally both of you as you both are precious. Please consider putting him and yr new one under one name. No little boy or girl wants to be called names. Your both beautiful and little Lenny isnt weird as you called him once he is just like you and you do funny things but are not weird he is copying you in his way. We are are praying for you daily. May God protect, guide and lead you.

    w. Hamiltonw. Hamilton5 dager siden
  • Take care guys

    jeremy parsonsjeremy parsons6 dager siden
  • I only ever watch you guys once in a while since you don't usually pop up on my suggested. But, I always enjoy watching you since you provide content that seems both surreal - sailing around the world - and are honest about what the downsides are. Most influencers don't do that but I think it makes all the difference. For me, it makes your content more enjoyable. I hope you get back to Australia soon!

    Kylae DonovanKylae Donovan6 dager siden
  • Hi guys having been following your sites since the beginning. Working my way thru episodes, currently 88,curious to know why did you come back to the Whitsunday Islands and what happened to Vagabond 2 when you left France to return back to OZ

    Barry CashmanBarry Cashman6 dager siden
  • Had a good chuckle at Lenny's spill, sorry Lenny! I'm feeling you with Australias border closures and pricey quarantine, don't know when I get to see my own family back there, so don't apologize as you guys are only human. Thanks for the vid and what you guys do :)

    Jen DawsonJen Dawson6 dager siden
  • Good vibes and peace! 🥰

    missellie058missellie0587 dager siden
  • Always nice to follow you. The video is well edited, the beat is good.

    michduumichduu7 dager siden
  • We went to Porto Santos in August. The heat was unbearable but we had the best lunch of our lives at the beach cafe Restaurante O Calhetas at Ponta da Calheta at the south western tip of the island. Huge fish casserole. Taken out of the middle of the Atlantic that morning. But you guys are having that every day of your lives. The northern side of the island is crazy. It's like being on the moon.

    PeterCommentsPeterComments7 dager siden
  • You guys are the best. I love you!

    vanveenmattvanveenmatt7 dager siden
  • I'd absolutely love to see you guys sailing in Australian waters some day. Seeing you guys flying down the Eyre Peninsula in SA would be so awesome. I drove back to Adelaide from Pt Lincoln just a few days ago and all I've been able to think about since coming home are the crystal clear waters of Pt Lincoln and the sea lions that thrive in Memory Cove and Hopkins Island

    Emily PoligerinosEmily Poligerinos7 dager siden
  • I love you guys always ❤️

    Lara ParksLara Parks7 dager siden
  • What a beautiful family. God bless and good luck. WWG1WGA

    Karl ShookKarl Shook8 dager siden
  • I found this about the Moke: Hope it helps in the future.... :) Reverse is to the right and back. Most likely you need to select nuetral, come straight right and then lift the stick, it is spring loaded, and then you should feel/move it backtowards the seat. In the gearbox you have there is a small plate to prevent you from finding reverse by accident, you simply lift the stick over the plate and it is there.

    CarlCarl8 dager siden
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🇸🇪🌹🍺

    Stig AnderssonStig Andersson8 dager siden
  • Lenny seems to be ready to a doOver on the fall... Take 2. Some SmartAss comment that I've forgotten...

    danceswithcarsdcdanceswithcarsdc8 dager siden
  • Awwww, luvs.... what can we do to help yoU get home 🏡 to South Australia? Keeping you in my 🙏🏼 ... they work luvs

    nna totaronna totaro8 dager siden
  • Congrats for your pregnancies. our family loved your documentary living on the sea, hopefully one day our family dream come true like yours sailing around the world 😇🙏

    Winkler FamilyWinkler Family8 dager siden
  • Need a bigger boat and an extra hand on board that's good w/kids.

    David LDavid L8 dager siden
  • I cant understand how you can finance this.. a boat, apparently you have a house... a new boat, without having actual JOBS. Do you fund your lifestyle from Patreon donations or were you just rich already

    ZychoZycho8 dager siden
  • Love everything about this video ! The clarity and the beauty of the video with the perfect background music. The laughter and the family fun days. I also enjoy the honesty and how you share with us the struggles that come up. I mean we all have them and sharing reminds us we are all human and not perfect. Things will work out and you will enjoy the good with the bad. Take care !

    David TaylorDavid Taylor8 dager siden
  • Lenny is the cutest kid I’ve ever seen omggggg

    Sarah HouriganSarah Hourigan8 dager siden
  • How amazing that Lenny has his whole life documented to look back when he's older. Parents of the century.

    GabGab8 dager siden
  • i like the real talk at the end of the video i dont mind it at all this way i get to know you better

    RED NIGHTRED NIGHT8 dager siden
  • One day at a time guys. Be well.

    Jim PoseyJim Posey8 dager siden
  • Don't worry guys.. Everything will be alright.. Love you both...

    S GudurS Gudur8 dager siden
  • Hello! From San Juan, Puerto Rico...I think you guys are awesome and I really admire the way you have chosen to live... Stay safe! #LennyitsSoCute 🙂 Sorry if I misspelled words, english its not my 1st language...

    Eira ZeaEira Zea9 dager siden
  • 10:43 is just... wow!

    Sebastian SchilleSebastian Schille9 dager siden
  • You guys, I love when you get real about ALL of your life journeys. It's perfectly fine to share all when you both have such a great attitude! Be safe, be blessed, wish you all the best!

  • Thanks for keeping it real guys! These crazy times are tough on most of us.

    Sandrine JambertSandrine Jambert9 dager siden
  • Is it any easier to bring a couple of family members to visit you?

    k pk p9 dager siden
  • Great video but it feels like a lot of driving without a car seat for Lenny...Is that just in America where that's a huge no-no?

    Shelby MShelby M9 dager siden
  • Amazing that you feel the need to apologize for giving us a full glimpse of reality. What generous people you both are! Don't ever apologize for living your lives and experiencing them the way you need to. I am a college professor of oceanography and biology, zooming lectures and labs and living vicariously through your videos since our college had to give up our research vessel and beach trips with students with this virus. Being authentic is a very used, but apt phrase. Thank you, for letting us in, making us feel a part of your incredible lives!

    Jana EgglestonJana Eggleston9 dager siden
  • Where are you guys today

    mitch devimitch devi9 dager siden
  • I love enjoying your lives with you. It will be interesting seeing how you handle a fourth!

    Michael McDanielMichael McDaniel9 dager siden
  • Are you going to make another kid

    jayquan gamingjayquan gaming9 dager siden
  • Riley, don’t apologize, we love that you and your Family are real, with real heart strings that get tugged on. Boston loves LaVaga!

    Steven KukeneSteven Kukene9 dager siden
  • Love that you're keeping it real guys. Hope you get back home to family and friends and to have your bambino here in Oz...💙

    Nyree GardnerNyree Gardner9 dager siden
  • would be so cool to have a starlink beta kit with a satellite dish on the new boat they would have pretty good internet

    Liviu RotaruLiviu Rotaru9 dager siden
  • cant wait for you to use starlink from spacex god damn

    Szary1337Szary13379 dager siden
  • I am only living in the UK but am from Austria, and have done so for 25 years now. Away from my home country, family and friends for about 30 years though. Lived in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, France. Never ever have I missed my family and friends so much than now with Covid not ALLOWING us to travel anywhere and shutting me and my family down here in the UK. This virus has a hidden and ver insidious back-handed way of making you feel bad and sad. I hope it soon stops. It is emotionally painful.

    nicrnicr9 dager siden
  • Only the BEST and GROUNDED parents watch slow-mo reruns of their kid falling over. I LOVE IT! 🙏🏼

    Stu MccreadieStu Mccreadie9 dager siden
  • Here's hoping all things get better. Blessings from California.

    Kevin ErbeKevin Erbe9 dager siden
  • Another beautifully edited video. Portugal will welcome you anytime. Safe Sails ⛵

    Ana FariasAna Farias9 dager siden
  • Be kind to yourselves. We all love you. Covid makes normal life difficult, and nomadic life very difficult.

    rwriddellrwriddell9 dager siden
  • U two r about to have major problems Lenny is not going to do well having to share u two hope that doesn't happen but the first always feels left behind with number 2 good family

    James AlfordJames Alford9 dager siden
  • Thanks for showing the good and the murky..sometimes life just doesn't go in a straight path and you show us the "unchartered" waters of life! You always inspire us as we vlog over here on Hawaii Island!

    365 Hawaii365 Hawaii9 dager siden
  • I vote that you guys get a house in Australia, use it for an airb&b when you are sailing and then when you need it you can just come home and stay there until you are ready to go back out to sea :)

    Random RachaelRandom Rachael10 dager siden
    • Yes, if they can afford it. Homes are so expensive these days

      Mike DaleyMike Daley4 dager siden
    • good idea!!!

      LaurenLauren8 dager siden
  • 3:46 Reminds me of the dune buggy they drove in the movie "Endless Summer 2" :)

    Random RachaelRandom Rachael10 dager siden
  • Just beauuutiful family... I can see from my little screen! 🤗🤗🤗

    Lonely sheperdLonely sheperd10 dager siden
  • I appreciate the reality check, after following various sailing and travel channels over this last year with covid going on I feel like I've gathered so much valuable information that I would never have seen in the higher times. In the last year in my own life, and being an almost extreme loner, I've learned just how important having good friends and family is and my heart goes out to you, hopefully if it's available to you you can still fly in to have the baby in Australia and I look forward to your boat build, all of your content has value, good and bad, and I appreciate that you keep making these videos.

    TinyKt TravelsTinyKt Travels10 dager siden
  • i knew that you would love Porto Santo!!

    Cristiano CaldeiraCristiano Caldeira10 dager siden
  • Don't apologize, life is real. Thanks for sharing the good with bad. Love your videos. Cheers

    Louisiana GirlLouisiana Girl10 dager siden
  • Riley, you are an excellent role model for other men to see that it is healthy to share difficult emotions and feelings.

    CIC CNCIC CN10 dager siden
  • bloody hell ,, giving the baby an american passport , that is dreadfull thing to do .

    roderick mchardyroderick mchardy10 dager siden
  • clothing on a pan oil fire - NOOOOOOOOO! It can turn the material into a massive candle wick. Cover with something solid or a lid - a piece of cardboard even...

    Ian BIan B10 dager siden
  • Make a sign to hang out back that says “Lenny’s Sleeping..Ssshhhh!”

    jodi mullenjodi mullen10 dager siden
  • Lenny need a hat and sunglasses too 😎

    Adventurous BethAdventurous Beth10 dager siden
  • With toddler, Lenny, who astounds, with his learning the ropes of this thing we call life, whether in good times or bad, Lenny is one very smart little boy. And seeing both of you with him brings tears to my eyes. You both are such loving parents! Being a Mom myself, with 3 adult daughters, I fully understand your wanting to go home, where family and friends are, most likely, eager to hear, firsthand, your adventures at sea. More importantly, they may be so excited to share life long memories as you bring a new baby into the world! I know I’m excited!!! God Bless you three, soon to be four! And it means so much that you’ve been sharing your life with us! Cindy 🐬🐬🥰🥰🥰🥰

    CynthiaMBitmojiCynthiaMBitmoji10 dager siden
  • Sail on my grandmother used to say. I do have a question..I just got into eating seafood as I have NEVER liked it. I just love Mahi you catch a lot of that type of fish? what is your favorite fish that has a nice even flavor. Love your videos!!!

    Jen PJen P10 dager siden
  • How anyone has done what you guys have done is amazing. On a boat for 7 years, having and raising a child on such a small area is unthinkable to me. I've been waiting for you guys to put into land for the next one since your announced you were pregnant again. All the best. Stay safe and happy.

    Andy BidlingmaierAndy Bidlingmaier10 dager siden
  • Cross the Atlantic and have the baby in America. Our Passports not so bad

    TCTC10 dager siden
  • Connecting with you guys in your down times is just as important as connecting in your good times! It’s all part of the journey and would get boring quickly if you showed everything perfect all the time :) good vibes to you guys from nsw Australia 🇦🇺

    RawganicRawganic10 dager siden
  • What a beautifull life.

    Robert CastleRobert Castle10 dager siden
  • Does anybody know what that green backpack is that he’s wearing in the very beginning around 1:10?

    jessroooojessroooo10 dager siden
    • Thanks for that! Hope you guys make it back to Aus to have the new babe. Best wishes

      jessroooojessroooo10 dager siden
    • Z-pack

      Sailing La VagabondeSailing La Vagabonde10 dager siden
  • Just watched Altered Carbon on Netflix....looks like Riley has gone into acting....landed one on the leading roles. The betrender/owner of Hotel Raven!! Great job Riley! ;)

    Kaj BergmanKaj Bergman10 dager siden
  • This is my first comment on your wonderful videos and I just want to say thank you for sharing and bringing light, joy and freedom to lockdown-life on land❣️ - Your honesty and closeness at the end brought tears to my eyes. ❣️💖

    Loahy ValleyLoahy Valley10 dager siden
  • I am so happy that you share your thoughts to us... It's the same thing I do when I see your videos... Except that you can't hear me from india because we are far away....I know that the baby is gonna be fine... And Elena dont be worried... Now you have a big family who all loves you for the work you do... I love you, Riley and Lenny ... Everything is gonna be fine... Take care...❤️

    Yamini SundhariYamini Sundhari10 dager siden
  • funny how lenny is look if someone saw so he can cry but if no one is look he'll laugh

    Henco SteenbergHenco Steenberg10 dager siden
  • Splendid people. I hope the comments below reflect back onto you at least some of the joy that you capture and instill in our hearts as your audience. Honestly there’s a beautiful film here, between your high quality production, incredible capacity to story tell and rich content there is gold. Thank you. P.S. - Have your baby anywhere, as Riley would say they are a citizen of the world, and whatever you do together is magic.

    Engjell BerishaEngjell Berisha10 dager siden
  • By a show of likes, how many people would bet that Lenny could drive the Moke if given the chance? --ha ha ha

    TruthNoLieTruthNoLie10 dager siden
  • I’m just curious if you’ve ever entered square waves, and were you able to navigate your way out safely. Also how often have you encountered square waves.

    Loretta McnattLoretta Mcnatt10 dager siden
  • See Henry cavill is ur biggest fan !!

    Sonia CookSonia Cook10 dager siden
  • Poor Lenny!! But honestly I was laughing so hard😂 but I do the same with my kiddos.

    Smokin with ChrisSmokin with Chris10 dager siden
  • Aww... Riley throwing Lenny up in the air was really swell

    Alexis AbercrombieAlexis Abercrombie10 dager siden
  • See you Guys in the Caribbean, Curaçao

    Yacht Broker CaribbeanYacht Broker Caribbean10 dager siden
  • Don’t apologize at all guys. You gotta take good care. That Lenny Tumble was epic 😂👏

    Mr and Mrs Living LifeMr and Mrs Living Life10 dager siden
  • Love the last 5 min of real life exp. You guys r amazing and if ever in Ontario will bend over backwards to help in any way possible. Ur my sanity in COVID. Keep being partners and parents first!

    Jonathan SmithsonJonathan Smithson10 dager siden
  • 1:14 mark... someone is getting fancy with their transitions :)

    I AM DAN REEVEI AM DAN REEVE10 dager siden
  • Guys...? Lets go LIVE someday huh?

    George GiannakisGeorge Giannakis10 dager siden
  • One child is tough two going to be off the chain congrats on the new baby on the way...

    Jose HenaresJose Henares10 dager siden
  • Lenny needs bubble wrap lol

    Jose HenaresJose Henares10 dager siden
  • God no way bro. Lenny has grown up so much. I remember watching la vagabond when they had 100-200 k subs before lenny was born and wow. Crazy

    Deactive accDeactive acc10 dager siden
  • Covid got us all. You guys are awesome.

    Will TekataWill Tekata10 dager siden
  • You guys are doing remarkably well given your circumstances. I really feel for Elayna with her pregnancy topped off with her seasickness. That must be awful. I've been seasick sailing to Martha's Vineyard and they talk about people looking green. I saw my reflection in a mirror and I swear the skin on my face looked GREEN and I felt as green as I looked. It was such an awful feeling. I was lucky that the distance to Martha's Vineyard was so short I didn't suffer for long. When we came back to Cape Cod we travelled on a big ferry. Both my sweetheart and I felt as sick as dogs and the smell from the diesel engine's exhaust top it off. So you have my sympathies Elayna and trying to perform normal duties under the circumstances is virtually impossible. As for Riley, sailing a boat by yourself, non-stop is brutal. It's beyond exhaustion. The good thing is you made it in one piece. May you be wisely guided in taking your next steps.

    Mfanawemkosi FakudzeMfanawemkosi Fakudze11 dager siden