Freedom and Happiness

Mario Schraner


In May 2017, in the middle of a moment, Mario a self-employed Swiss-Italo felt bored. Europe has become an overregulated, somehow narrow place, hunted by the fear of losing some prosperity.

He started to look for a change, a more easy going society and the freedom of chaos; inspired by Carl Jung: "In all chaos there is a cosmos. In all disorder a secret order."

Everything is related to place and time. He defined the place as an English speaking country able to communicate fluently.

In his life he experienced air, flying a hang-glider; off-roads, riding a enduro motorbike, but never sailed or lived on water. One more goal and chapter in his life was opened. Living on water, becoming a sailor and ocean nomad.

The list of English speaking countries, with nice warm weather, natural chaos and access to an ocean became short. So he focused on East Africa and the Indian Ocean. Good luck he found a robust 50 feet sailing vessel for sale near Mombasa, Kenya. In December 2017 his plan became true and he started to live on s/v Flycatcher and the Indian Ocean. More about Flycatcher

Becoming a sailor cruising the wild oceans is a challenge. He was looking for a coach who wanted to share part time sailing using Flycatcher. Luckily he found Wim an experienced skipper and marine consultant who wanted to explore together with his family East Africa on water.
The sharing of flycatcher in exchange of sailing knowledge worked, no salary was involved and we became friends.

In January and February 2018 Mario learned a lot, sailing his first 600 nautical miles to different locations in Zanzibar, Pemba Island and Dar Es Salaam. More

There comes a time when the only way to reload life is to live another truth about yourself.

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