Sailing El Burro

From A(ntwerp) to…


Welcome to our webpage!
It’s so good to have you aboard.

We are Greg, Julie and Nelly, the El Burro crew. In August 2022 we moved aboard our 33ft sailing vessel El Burro to travel the world in a slow-paced manner. Check the ‘Explore‘ page to find our recommended restaurants, hiking trails, anchor spots and many more or follow our Polarsteps page to get more insights on our journey.

During our journey we want to not only get a better insight on sustainable living practices across the world but also use our sailing trip itself for a greater cause. Along the way, we want to clean rivers, beaches and oceans and gain more knowledge in general on the actual state of our oceans and the many beautiful creatures living in them.

Hop aboard and hope you like our adventures and that we inspire you to follow your dreams.

The El Burro Crew


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If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 

Ship’s Log

One month afloat

We have been living aboard for one month now. At times it feels like we have just started our adventure while on other days our previous life seems so far away.

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Awaiting Freedom

It wasn’t before I saw my first humpback whale in Iceland that I became (let’s say) ‘obsessed’ with marine mammals. How those big creatures move around in that enormous pool of water is quite mesmerizing. After Iceland, my first encounter with orcas happened in Canada. Those three big fins sticking out, a family swimming freely…

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