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, anchorages and many more or follow our Polarsteps page or our Ship’s Blog to gain more insights into our journey.

Along the way, 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. 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

Our inland journey through France pt.3

Additional information on the canals, rivers, tunnels, locks, the weather, the ports and ‘halte nautiques’ and the surroundings you will see or pass during your inland sailing journey in France. This will give you a better idea on what to expect. Enjoy!

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Our inland journey through France pt.2

69 days through France on 7 canals, 2 rivers, 230 locks and 6 tunnels. We had to empty our strainer 12 times, called the VNF 17 times and ran aground 5 times. Sun, wind, snow, ice, hail, rain, we’ve seen almost every weather scenario. This is our sailing adventure in France. Read the full story…

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Our inland journey through France pt.1

Sailing in France. Also planning a trip via the inland French waterways to end up in the Mediterranean Sea? Not sure how to start or which route to take? Then read all about how we prepared our trip in our latest blog. Find out which sources we consulted, which route we took with our 1.60…

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