Success in the Messina Strait. Swordfish for Days!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 114
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Success in the Messina Strait. Swordfish for Days!! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 114

September 2, 2019

That is the tastiest best fish i’ve ever eaten in my life oh look at it, it goes all the way up Give us a look So what do you think about the new shopping bag 10 out of 10 50% easier think it costs 30 bucks and it’s saved me Just make the day a lot easier didn’t really save me any time, but we got, oh no, we probably got 50% more done. yeah I used to think those shopping trolley things were like Super embarrassing, and someone suggested we get one I was like there’s no way I’d ever drag that thing around. I just think they’re for like Nana’s which you know really, when you’re in a foreign Country no one you can’t understand what anyone is saying and they can’t understand what you’re saying I don’t think like embarrassment even exists I know it rarely does, hey yeah its great, you can wear whatever you want Um you know walk around the streets with red, What looks like red paint all over my body ive been playing paintball ok?! Got no one to answer to but yeah, we’ve finally given into the trolley and it is great We’d spent the past week camping out here in the city of Palermo exploring the streets –
What are you doing? Just getting some B-rolls of town And diving into the history and culture. tomorrow we plan to set sail for a new destination Riley has made us a lovely dinner tonight im the chef Riley’s been the chef lately yeah And why because you’re lazy No because even working flat out on the computer and it is the least I could do thats better No not that what are they doing starting an engine What are you up to mr. Troyer,
I’m just getting Riley some pictures for Instagram He’s been nagging ya hasn’t he.
He has been.
he wants to beat me still My brand has been falling behind need to do some hard ‘grammin Its the Potential though
yeah long way to go
you’re gonna have to start posting nudie pics.
oh! What are we doing tomorrow? We’re gonna leave here this very spot go over there get fuel go out, hoist the main that happens a lot Not gonna be much wind Really, so it’s gonna be a code zero sort of date Then the next day. We’ll go through the Messina Straight ah we’re meeting jack Jack yeah You guys remember Jack who came with us on the Atlantic crossing Riley’s cousin? He is working for the yacht week again, and he has a week off or something, so he’s gonna meet us Do you have anything to say Troyer? It’s really good food No, I uh highly recommended a trip to Palermo and don’t walk in and say you know this is disgusting I don’t like the city just there’s a little bit of graffiti and a little bit of trash, but then the people are amazing and There’s just good times. We had everywhere so check it out Well said mate
It is a really cool place hey
its extremely off-putting the rubbish in the harbor. Yeah, especially if you’re a sailor Because this place is terrible yeah we got the worst here I just cant believe how many historical sites are all in this one place like it’s crazy There’s castles everywhere. There’s gigantic gates, like I go for a run, and I’m just seeing so much history in one run like Even when we were walking to the catacombs of course the catacombs were full of history, but just on the way yeah
like you’ll just turn and look down the street, and it’s like what happened there so many good stories just waiting yeah, very very old old city what did you say? you said something very clever Yeah, it was it was it was catchy what did you say. It’s like the city’s trying to talk to you The city wants to tell you a story the people that were once here have left their mark and There’s no way you can cover that up. It’s all just so profound Elyana profound is the word i was looking for. thank you I’m using profound to describe your words It’s been a very boring day of motoring Yeah We had to go with no wind In order to get there to meet him because there is some wind coming and we’re going to use that wind to get to zakynthos a Greek island, and it looked pretty pretty awesome, so It’s a very famous. You would have seen the photos from above, and there’s a shipwreck with this crystal blue water So I’ve always wanted to go there… I’m pretty excited.. The thing about this Mediterranean. It’s either too much or not enough Indiana What should we have for dinner I’ve got a thing of bread in there, I might do some tomatoes and Just a step like a lunch
after chef Riley’s delicious dinner of tomato and bread we found ourselves in a pickle oh look at it, it goes all the way up You see a flashing light way, way, way out there? If I don’t go right right now. We’re gonna run straight We’re gonna drift straight into all of the net if I don’t go right right now ok well go right I’m gonna go in forwards. Is that rope – can you hold the torch there
there ya go What about the front though? How’s that look?
Shine the torch –
hold on hold on neutral, im in neutral you’re not gonna believe what’s just happened Again, we have run into a fishing net except this time there was no buoys at all So yeah, Riley is just in the water Nude again, and you know this time it definitely wrapped around the prop this time you heard it, so I think thats it Just swallowed some salt water I’m just gonna dump the footage and give it to Elayna so she can.. you can edit that riley just took footage on the GoPro But he left it recording and theres just full arse and dick shots He’s like when they were fending off the buoys as we were leaving, Rileys like bending over the edge of the boat Poor Troyer has to edit this Don’t act like you’re not impressed Give us a look So it’s 6:30 in the morning, and we are just about to head into the Messina straight And I’m just looking through the Italian waters guard at some Anchorage’s That would be nice to stop at tonight and maybe tomorrow night, and yeah, we’re gonna pick up Jack from somewhere We’ve heard that there are massive tuna here, so we’ve got both of the lines out and Riley says Wake me up, but only if its a big one so if the line goes out im gonna reel it in and i guess I’ll be the judge and whether or not it’s a huge tuna oh my god It’s a bit of a weird current here I’m actually kind of scared oh dear its got nothing on the jibralta strait but brings back memories The Strait is fairly busy with cargo ships and ferries We’d heard talk of a bridge being built in the near future that would connect Sicily to Calabria We’ve just spotted an active volcano Pretty exciting – I’m hoping that we can go and climb the volcano while we’re here What do you think guys should we climb the volcano? yeah lets jump in i might catch up on some sleep i think There’d be no sleeping just now we’d hooked our first short build swordfish so here We go sword-fish regularly migrate through the Messina Strait and peculiar boats have evolved there to catch the migrating fish the sword fish swim southwards in the spring and northwards in June The old sword fishing boats had perhaps a ten-foot mast with a lookout atop four rowers and a harpoon are on the bowels These are no longer seen as modern motor boats with immense lattice steel masts and bow sprits have taken their place apparently the swordfish sleep on the surface during the day or at any rate moves sluggishly and the soy fishing boat can creep up and Harpoon the unsuspecting fish So those are a few words from rod harkel. So.. It’s our first fish of new La Vaga how do you feel Absolutely stoked we had to Google size limits and we are..this things taller than i am That’ll feed a few other cruisers don’t you think?
yeah We’ll definitely swap some for wine or fuel With the freezer full of fish we continued south. a new message from Jack notified us of his arrival tomorrow morning in the port of Catania so that’s where we were going that is the tastiest, best fish ive ever eaten in my life. Its amazing so good troyer there’s some fish here if you want it just cruising into the port here, troyers on fender duty there is ash falling from the sky. I’m not even joking Thank you for watching, please give that video a like if you liked it hello jack! hello Next week we catch up with Jack and cross the Ionian Sea


  • Reply Bio Tech March 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Riley, not sure if you've heard before but theres a technique of killing fish that helps prevent the rotting and red colorizing of its meat, is called Ikejime, one should kill the brain and spinal cord as to relax the muscles in the fish and prevent adenosine triphosphate(ATP) from producing lactic acid and making the fish a little sour. If one masters this technique one can even eat the fish raw, sashimi anyone?

    If your interested look it up on youtube and google next time your with a good bandwidth internet, cheers!

  • Reply Harz77 April 3, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Riley must have a large chopper, constantly nude 😂

  • Reply Rebecca Downing April 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    6:52 Rileys naked

  • Reply Mambo Jambo April 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Oh maan. i think the vessel i was usually on was there at the same time as you guys.

  • Reply Matt's Horsemanship April 16, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I would love to get a sail boat and just live in it. I grew up on boats and my dad had boats but now that he's older he stopped and sold everything. Now I wish he didn't. I'm guessing it would be a LOT cheaper to live on a sail boat and not pay any rent or anything. I always had big motor boats. Never a sail boat. Does anyone know how long someone can drive a sail boat without the motor running?

  • Reply h w d n April 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    0:57 nice to hear Alex G on deck!

  • Reply Mighty Max April 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Riley, what fishing multiplier do you use pls???

  • Reply Susan Maguire April 21, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Kudos for one fantastic channel.

  • Reply Mikeztarp April 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Look, I'm all for messing with the thirsty guys who want to see Elayna's naughty bits by showing them Riley instead, but that was a little too much. Frankly, I'm surprised YouTube lets you keep this video up. ^^

  • Reply acid junkie April 23, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Aussies and americans realising that civilization isn't few hundred years old. Love it.

  • Reply Megaloménos April 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    So is Troyer staying aboard full time?

  • Reply william III April 25, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Messina Straits; blowing a gale , making 6 miles SOG and 5 miles current, took a long time to get trough.

  • Reply t g April 25, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Do you guys have a Spotify we can follow?

  • Reply mattias groothuis April 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Hey I am a boy from the Netherlands 14 years old and I am just amazed of your videos keep going

  • Reply Billy Scott April 25, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    When you guys come to Indonesia, il love come work as a mate on the boat. Love the life ! an inspiration

  • Reply realulli May 6, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I've seen at least one other channel where they invested in one of these four-wheeled collapsible trolleys (the ones that can fit a couple crates of beer, a toddler, all the stuff you need for a day at the beach). Maybe that would be an option as well… at least, it doesn't look like granny equipment. 🙂

  • Reply Follow Fi May 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm


  • Reply Chris May 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Gill, bleed, and gut out your fish, it's much better…

  • Reply Gummy Bear May 25, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Riley is quite the nudist

  • Reply Miranda Seymour May 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    I wish you would stop killing fish! All of the oceans are overfished, especially the Mediterranean. It's so easy to be vegan! #livekindly

  • Reply Michael Rendina May 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    That is actually a shortbill spearfish.

  • Reply TheJordipaul June 2, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Great vid…. really enjoyed it!

  • Reply Julie Hanley June 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I have been watching you guys for about a month now. I find it very interesting that you guys travel around the world on a boat. It’s just crazy. You look like you guys are so much in love and in tune with each other. So just keep up the good work keep them coming and be safe. And when are you guys going to get married? Love U. 🤗

  • Reply Sarah G July 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    That swordfish! Yum!

  • Reply NHL Expert September 3, 2018 at 3:15 am

    Watch it from 0:40 to 0:53 anyone else see the dead fish in the water?

  • Reply Ryan Sauer September 8, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Been watching you guys for years and just caught up on some episodes this morning that I missed. Riley had me lol'ing so hard. (Ron Burgundy shout out et all).
    Just ordered my first T as well.
    Safe sailing!

  • Reply Charles Smith September 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    i loved it there, was there a few years ago when i was in the USN. Food was so AWESOME.

  • Reply Charles Smith September 9, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    WENT through one night i go to see LAVA hitting the water. was really cool

  • Reply November A.Jacks September 10, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    omg pause the video at 6:39

  • Reply corey collins September 19, 2018 at 4:51 am

    randomly seeing rileys bum, its priceless 🤣

  • Reply Brady Dyer October 2, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    How have I only just discovered you guys! Living the dream!

  • Reply Bamba Yoot October 15, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Бля я бы ее так жарил на этой лодке между ее сисичек

  • Reply Max Blockley October 16, 2018 at 6:26 am

    6:40 Riley’s bu5 on the left

  • Reply Zaher Azar October 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    please show how you cook ur fishes

  • Reply Connor Peirce October 18, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    That’s isn’t a swordfish it’s one of the most endangered species of billfish swordfish life dead under the ocean and only come up to the surface in the night and only rarely so I think that is so frigging stupid y’all kept it but I guess you didn’t know

  • Reply Joshua O'brien October 19, 2018 at 3:40 am

    You guys should invest in a fish smoker for when you catch big fish to preserve it longer. Smoked fish tastes great!

  • Reply johnny rains custom rc October 22, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Hahah I'm up to episode 115 still going strong 3 days of binge watching so far I think I've started turning vegetarian hahahah much love guys

  • Reply Herman Wong October 27, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Riley has such a hearty laugh

  • Reply Scott Colton November 15, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    that was a short billed spearfish

  • Reply Joel Bringans November 18, 2018 at 5:57 am

    The fish u caught was a baby marlin

  • Reply Aqua November 22, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    6:51 I was not expecting that

  • Reply Z 5280 December 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Talking about Palermo, with clips of what you're talking about, while eating dinner was awesome, you should do it more often. Well put together 👍

  • Reply Z 5280 December 1, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    I was on a hydrofoil at Lake Como, it was incredible. It was like riding a hot rod on water, interestingly, it was very stable. I was impressed.

  • Reply Z 5280 December 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Elayna is the master of parallel parking. She does it so effortlessly 👏

  • Reply Damarys Videos December 17, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Go to portopalo di capo possero ist in Sicilia

  • Reply Malik Fleischer December 20, 2018 at 3:51 am

    WHAT DID TROYER WANT TO SAY 5 MINUTES IN? I NEED TO KNOW.. (btw.. big fan.. congrats on the baby and all.. im a new fan but still a huge one!)

  • Reply Elbasan Rexhepi December 23, 2018 at 2:14 am

    U have to came to visit Albanian !

  • Reply David Cowing December 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Is he naked at 6:53?

  • Reply Anthony Diaz December 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    U guys are stupid that’s a sail fish 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Reply nschive January 1, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Can you cross the atlantic with a catamaran like urs? What is the type of catemaran you have 😊

  • Reply Amanda Whitlock January 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    When they were fixing the net there was a guy on the left naked 😂

  • Reply Mister Itchy January 7, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I got to take the hike up Mt. Etna. It was behaving relatively well at the time but it was still spewing boulders the size of small cars 100s of feet out the top of it!

  • Reply Gerhard van Tonder January 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Happy for Riley with that fish. The Med did not treat this man right.

  • Reply Josh Cornish January 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Yeah Riley! 6:52

  • Reply Camping,Hunting,Fishing Vlogs January 12, 2019 at 10:56 am

    At 6:53 her boyfriend is naked

  • Reply Jeremy Holland January 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    “You’re like an old man” had me rolling 😂

  • Reply DUECK JASPER January 13, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    why are they in tialy

  • Reply Giuseppe Porri February 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    6:53 Riley’s butt naked on deck haha

  • Reply Ash Hough February 6, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I want to eat that bread!! Looks delicious

  • Reply Justin Flournoy February 19, 2019 at 3:16 am

    I never laughed so hard at riley.

  • Reply David Birmingham February 21, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Love it always

  • Reply C Breezy April 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    6:50 nice butt ma friend

  • Reply Chelsea Bear April 13, 2019 at 12:35 am

    I have been watching the videos and i havnt seen anyone comment on how good looking Daniel is xD

  • Reply Matthew Cooper May 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I wonder if you guys would ever recommend long sailing with a dog on board

  • Reply Darin Crofton May 8, 2019 at 12:32 am

    I've started watching your journey from the beginning again and forgot about the booty shot, but Elayna's laugh was epic and made it worth while 8)

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  • Reply Tracy T May 27, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Do you ever sleep the night on the trampolines?

  • Reply Michael Fitzgerald May 28, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Always amazed to see Elayna maneuver that boat like its no big deal. She is definitely a Pro!

  • Reply Cara elizabeth June 1, 2019 at 12:39 am

    ive been binge watching random espies for 2 days now and I just have to know who the American is and what's his insta?!?!?!!

  • Reply patsfan B June 3, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Salfish mate…

  • Reply michael jackson June 4, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Just discovered your videos like a week ago. Can't get enough thank you for documenting your rad adventure. 🤙

  • Reply John Tatum June 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I had the best marlin fish in Kona of the Big Island…and understand that swordfish is from the same general family so see why they would be tasty as a Marlin…eh? That Marlin was sooo gooood.

  • Reply Blabla Katzen June 6, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Shopping trolleys are called "Hacken-Porsche" in Germany (well, parts of it) which translates to heel porsche and i think thats a much nicer term than trolley

  • Reply Andrea Centorrino June 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Just discovered your channel a couple of days ago: it's amazing what you're doing, and a shame I hadn't discovered it earlier (I live in Messina!).

  • Reply Kingship LLC June 12, 2019 at 2:44 am

    He's not lying swordfish is my favorite also

  • Reply Diane Duus June 14, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Volcanic ash, Riley's ash, and swordfish… steak of the sea.

  • Reply Paul Boughton June 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Lovely set of balls there, thanks for sharing lol

  • Reply Adele Hunter-Smith June 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I had to give that a thumbs up for seeing Rileys arse !😂

  • Reply Nosy Hausfrau June 19, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I love how they always immediately think of sharing. These two deserve everything good that comes their way.

  • Reply K T June 21, 2019 at 1:19 am

    No wonder there's no fish in the Mediterranean, that should be illegal,our poor oceans and the marine life are suffering

  • Reply Risma Yohana June 28, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    This is dream life😍👌

  • Reply sandra yang June 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    where do you get your glasses?

  • Reply Albert Batfinder June 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Hydrofoil ferry! What a breathtaking sight they were on Sydney Harbour. I think after they were superseded in Sydney by fastcats, two of them returned to Messina, where they were originally built.

  • Reply Vincent Schmidt July 1, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I've started watching your YouTube channel as a TV show in my living room. I just wanted to let you guys know that it's a tad hard to understand you through the TV. I love your show and will continue to watch it no matter what. Just wanted to leave some feedback that you guys might want to invest in better microphones.

  • Reply E620SE July 4, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    6:52 is Riley naked? 😀

  • Reply Chloe Rose July 6, 2019 at 8:03 am

    lol Rileys' cheeks always manage to make an appearance haha

  • Reply American Born #WalkAway July 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm


  • Reply Chris McCollum July 9, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Dear God……(quickly googling how to "unsee" something)

  • Reply Scott Shobe July 16, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    I think she was just joking about the nudie shots to increase your popularity. Might work…

  • Reply rachasian July 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Just came across you guys about a week ago and am INLOVE with everything you guys put out. My dad had a meridian and we would go days living on it, unfortunately he sold it to pay for my sisters and my college but you guys remind me of the good days I love you 😭

  • Reply South West Florida Aerial July 26, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    God she;s hot

  • Reply Caesar Garcia July 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    How do you guys make it work? Like you guys are living your best life 😂

  • Reply Justin In July 28, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Riley is always naked

  • Reply Connor Mazzola August 4, 2019 at 12:11 am

    *short bill spearfish

  • Reply jill carter August 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    We all have different emotional responses to death and I loved Riley's honesty regarding how he felt about the catacombs. It showed a little vulnerability that we don't usually see from him. I see the body as a shell for our spirit which is released upon death. However, seeing Riley's nude buttock reminded me that that shell can look pretty darn good at times. LOL I might have done a rewind or two..

  • Reply Eileen Rushlow August 7, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    I absolutely LOVE swordfish! i get it anytime we come across it at a restaurant here in the USA.

  • Reply xeriusyarishniku August 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Daniel lost weight! He looks so hot now!

  • Reply Janice Workman August 13, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Great job Riley catching the big one! Elayna you crack me up with Riley’s back side showing 😂🤣

  • Reply Charles Abshier August 23, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Tomato cuisine culture. Someone is HAPPY!.

  • Reply Sergy K August 28, 2019 at 10:07 am


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