Remote Island Life & Ukulele With The Locals

14 Shk 2021
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I bought a ukulele 10 years ago and never learned to play it...until now! So it's official, I'm in a band.
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We’re Jason and Nikki Wynn. We been living #OffTheGrid and exploring the world for 10 years.
Our first six years of #travel were an epic road trip around North America.
Now we’re on a #sailing voyage about the world. Did we have any previous sailing experience, of course not!
Neither of us is overly talented, smart, rich, lucky, or retired. But that doesn’t stop us from reaching far-flung destinations, having wild #adventures and managing everything that makes living aboard a moving vessel possible.
We’re two ordinary people that just so happen to live an extraordinary life.
And this is why we publish our lives on the world wide web. We share in hopes of inspiring you to find your adventure.
Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:
00:00 The Rainy Season in Tonga
02:11 Our Sailboat Neighbor & Today's Plan
03:13 A 10KM Trip That Takes 1 Hour
06:30 Ukulele at the Library
10:16 Remote Island "Grocery" Store Run
13:27 Bike Ride to the Beach
16:02 Thanks to You and Donating Uke's
#Catamaran #TravelVlog #DigitalNomad #LifeStyle #Sailboats
© Gone With the Wynns 2021

  • How many Ukulele do you need and what is the cost we would love to help!

    Flatlander FishingFlatlander Fishing6 ditë më parë
    • The good news is, they don't need any more ukuleles - the Wynns donated 5, and a fan who works for Gibson Guitars notified Gibson and they donated 4 ukes and a guitar! BUT, there is a link in the post to a gofundme account that will let you donate to the library directly. They'll use the money for sheet music, books, whatever the kids need! That link is here: Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns5 ditë më parë
  • I love my little Bolt electric bike. I think it is going to be a popular unit for boaters. I've had mine over a year now and have a rack on the back and can attach a basket to the front.

    Rob OrmistonRob Ormiston9 ditë më parë
  • Twinkle little star 🌟 row row the boat Mary had a little lamb. Home on the range.

    Patrick WoodsPatrick Woods10 ditë më parë
  • Good Kiwi Cheese

    Darren DempseyDarren Dempsey11 ditë më parë
  • Learn to play an instrument- it will be your friend for life.

    Mike O'KeefeMike O'Keefe11 ditë më parë
  • Have to be the most cleanness yachties I ever seen, ropes are always hung, not left lying around, always neatly looped, and cleaning of the deck when opportunity arises eg rain, nice to see you taking care, kudos team.

    Barry CashmanBarry Cashman23 ditë më parë
  • Love it!

    SOLO ASOLO A27 ditë më parë
  • AFAIK You are showing off your skills, and as such it should be covered under fair use. As long as you don’t put an actual clip of the artist doing the song, it should be fine.

    mortimus27mortimus27Muaj më parë
  • Thank you guys!

    Blessed JediBlessed JediMuaj më parë
  • Ehh I remember my elementary school librarian as a total bitch idc if she’s reading his Bc sometimes that facts just hurt

    Robert SeecharranRobert SeecharranMuaj më parë
  • Have enjoyed your adventures . Suggest purchase: a collapsible wagon to gather groceries, fuel and H2O; collapsible water containers. Both easy to store. Purchase funnels for pouring fuel, etc., also, stainless steel nuts with nylon inserts used for vibration such as aircraft fixtures. Thanks for sharing your adventures. TTFN, Dale Lipp PE

    Dale LippDale LippMuaj më parë
  • We've enjoyed your videos. Can you tell me what the brand of your electric bikes are and where you bought them? I'm no longer able to walk for any length of time. My husband thought these little bikes would be a great solution. Thanks.

    Janna BaileyJanna BaileyMuaj më parë
    • Whenever you want additional info, click over to the corresponding blog post. In this case, Nikki discusses the good & bad of the little e-bikes, and gives a bigger/better alternative that they'd love to have if they had the space on the boat. All with links for your shopping pleasure! And don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Luv this Makenzie Ives

    Joyce KaderliJoyce KaderliMuaj më parë
  • If you know a few chords on the Ukulele than you can write your own songs with your own lyrics. Its not hard. You already know how to play. Write us a song

    D ropD ropMuaj më parë
  • I love living through all you amazing travel vloggers. I get to see beautiful people and far away exotic lands and live your adventures. Thank you. Now ive got to get to work in my own dismal life. Lol

    D ropD ropMuaj më parë
  • Ukuleles are awesome!

    mediamstmediamstMuaj më parë
  • Nice to see its not only us in Scotland that is getting poured on, with gale force winds topping 75MPH and rain by several clouds worth, dumping on us but then we do not have the beauty you guys have and run cars in place of electric bikes.

    Atholl McNicollAtholl McNicollMuaj më parë
  • What a great video and such a great thing to do for the children!☺️ Thank you ❤️

    Ramona NelsonRamona NelsonMuaj më parë
  • Just got a ukulele!

    Patrick LoringPatrick LoringMuaj më parë
  • Hey Jason and Nikki! I just wanted to say that I am LOVING your channel. I lived in Vava'u for 5 years and I really miss it there. It's so cool to see it again through your eyes. (Not sure if you've explored the ''secret beach'' on the east side of Vava'u lahi, out beyond Ta'anea, but it'd be great to see some footage from out that way). Your videos are really well done, I especially liked the one you did recently about my sister Lisa's resort on Fetoko Island. Keep up the good work!!

    Jason AngressJason AngressMuaj më parë
  • Awesome! I love this! I also learned how to play ukulele at my local library! I live in a very small town in north central Washington state with a population of around 1,200 people. When they started free classes there was a great interest so they did a second set of classes and I did that one too. Then Covid hit. No more gatherings. No more music. Library closed. It’s open again but with limited services and times. I’m grateful for that! But I hope someday soon we can play ukulele again. Good job, you guys! You made some kids very happy 😊 🤩

    Erin JohnsonErin JohnsonMuaj më parë
  • The Ukele guy looks like an alternate version of Alpacino😂😂

    Fortune SoldierFortune SoldierMuaj më parë
  • Long time subscriber. I love this video. I love seeing the local areas, the beautiful people, the scenery, the market...”everyday life” videos are my favorite type of videos. And to give back to the community is absolutely amazing.

    Amy SmithAmy SmithMuaj më parë
  • Hey Jason and Nikki, love your amazing videos and follow your journey for years. What kind of electric bikes are you use? Got the band name to look them up . Thx and always safe travels. Cheers from Canada

    Peter Deppe OriginalPeter Deppe OriginalMuaj më parë
    • Whenever you need more info, head over to the corresponding blog post. All about the bikes and a link to them can be found here: And don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Looking for a link to donate to the library... TAKE MY MONEY! 😁

    Sociopath MercenarySociopath MercenaryMuaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns I don't see a pinned comment... Weird. Thanks for the link!

      Sociopath MercenarySociopath MercenaryMuaj më parë
    • It’s in the blog post and the pinned comment. And right here: Thanks so much for helping support a small island community. 🤗

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Love love love your channel and videos and what it’s like living and glowing and floating on the water and alll the work 😳 WOW Very fun and positive couple ❤️❤️

    connie howeconnie howeMuaj më parë
  • Hmm, egg plant , carrots stop shop!

    The86rexThe86rexMuaj më parë
    • It's the WalMart of Vava'u! 😆

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Great video. These remind me that we live in an amazing world and people are beautiful.

    Marty OttMarty OttMuaj më parë
  • Follow DrJillReece for some great ukulele tunes that are easy to follow!

    Jo WatkissJo WatkissMuaj më parë
  • what a great episode!! I love people that give their time to others as there is no greater gift!!

    Jennifer EscobarJennifer EscobarMuaj më parë
  • Check out this couple who play ukulele a lot:

    Kelly KeenanKelly KeenanMuaj më parë
  • How can we help with Ukulele purchases? New to this. :)

    Mary Anne LoomisMary Anne LoomisMuaj më parë
    • They were able to set up a GoFundMe for the library. The link is in this blog post: or in the very first (pinned) comment at the top here. And thanks for helping out! 💙💛💙 Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the WynnsMuaj më parë
  • Happy Bday is free of copywrite ;)

    C SC SMuaj më parë
  • So just to refresh my memory I looked it up and since the instrument is so popular in Hawaii I went with their version. According to “Live Ukulele” an article by Brad Bordessa (updated 20 Oct 20) the Hawaiian pronunciation is actually “ oo’ koolele.” (his phonetic breakdown). To be honest I was unable to find a spelling in his article that shows where the glottal stop actually goes. If I am incorrect please feel free to straighten me out. I would greatly appreciate it. And just to be sure you’re really on top of things he further clarifies that if using the Hawaiian pronunciation you would need to say ‘an’ u’ kulele. If you swing in the English direction you can stick with ‘a’ ukulele. Whew! So there’s your tropics lesson for the week, month, year and probably more than you wanted to know! Hope you get your financial, equipment, repair, travel issues straightened out. I’ll be praying for you that things will work out, you can continue on your journeys, making great videos and bringing your audience loads of escape and pleasure even if it is only for roughly a half hour. That’s a little less than some of the stupid stuff you see on tv (excluding commercials) which aren’t nearly as fun, funny, at times nail biting and interesting. Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) and Jason “say cheeeeese!”

    CCMuaj më parë
  • Enjoyed this learned a lot

    D ClarkD ClarkMuaj më parë
  • You guys are awesome!!!! Thank you for thinking of others and wanting to spread the joy of music and learning music to those less fortunate than yourselves!!! Love you guys! Love your channel and hope you are well!🧡

    Casey LawlessCasey Lawless2 muaj më parë
  • I have 2 brothers who work at Dean Guitars here in the States and would love to donate a few guitars for the more advanced and beginner students.... PM on FB

    Edward FalcettaEdward Falcetta2 muaj më parë
  • One island playing music from another thousands of miles away. Go Bob Marley from Jamaica.

    Edward HobelmanEdward Hobelman2 muaj më parë
  • For some serious uke inspiration, look for some Jake Shimabukuro vids on YT. The guy is absolutely incredible.

    Trane FrancksTrane Francks2 muaj më parë
  • Genuine good folks traveling and doing good things.

    Ralph FoldenRalph Folden2 muaj më parë
  • I think SpaceX's leadership is at a whole new level. Not only do you have Elon Musk as one of the most technical CEOs out there. You have Gwynne Shotwell as a fantastic as SpaceX President and COO. As VP of Business development she signed up NASA. Then as COO, she made it work. She is an engineer by training, not a business major. By many people she is given is much credit for Spacex's success as Elon Musk.

    k34561k345612 muaj më parë
  • What about sailing to American Samoa for boat repairs?

    Les TuckerLes Tucker2 muaj më parë
  • You'll love Ireland 🇮🇪!!

    Adrian ErangeyAdrian Erangey2 muaj më parë
  • Not sure when I'll wash up in Tonga but eventually if things go right with my boat. Slow process. I had an idea for a vehicle that's basically two of those bikes or two sets of insides anyway. I want to look into buying just motors, wheels and aluminum stock from McMaster Carr or some place and making a take apart car. Estentially two bikes that fasten together to from a kind of very light weight vehicle something like the old NASA moon buggies I guess only smaller. I figure one side of the frame and two wheels fasten to each side of the dingy , the cross members for the frame / seats form the seats of the dingy as well. Maybe a little cargo basket somewhere front or back or maybe both. It wouldn't go very fast of course but it would go, throw in a solar panel to charge it up in the parking lot and you'd have a pretty cool rover to run around on. I'm interested in the Nazca desert and wondering what it would take to rove around out there with some food and water for a day or so maybe. Not sure what the terrain is actually like up close though. I know about as much as NASA did when they made their moon buggies I guess.

    Herbert BellHerbert Bell2 muaj më parë
  • Hi, first of all, thanks for your videos, well done. What is the brand / model of your electric bikes? Thanks

    Geoff QuinnGeoff Quinn2 muaj më parë
    • There's a link in this blog post where they made their debut, and Nikki talks about the advantages & disadvantages: Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty, so get busy! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • I was surprised to see mold on the deck despite being in direct sunlight. How lone before it develops?

    William C SallaiWilliam C Sallai2 muaj më parë
  • You both are incredibly awesome

    Billy MillerBilly Miller2 muaj më parë
  • Inspiring! Your video also highlights the advantage of staying in one place for awhile, even if because of COVID.

    Biotrek-sailingBiotrek-sailing2 muaj më parë
  • bob marley foundation should be paying you guys for advertising his music i had to go look up three little birds

    jon Boylejon Boyle2 muaj më parë
  • Hey Nikki given the challenge with finding fresh cheese have you thought about making your own? I follow Gavin Weber out of Australia for cheese making recipes. He also sells all the Cheese making supplies through his I don’t know if he ships to Tonga but it’s worth looking into it. Following his lead you can make your own fresh mozzarella in a couple hours out of regular milk.

    Kirk ThamsKirk Thams2 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns As long as you can find milk that hasn't been heat pasteurized you can make cheese from it. a good homogenized whole milk can make any soft or semi-hard cheese with the addition of Calcium chloride.

      Kirk ThamsKirk Thams2 muaj më parë
    • I asked why they didn't make their own but they can't buy fresh milk either. They'd have to find someone with a cow... Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Congrats you guys you are in the 3 spot of the most popular youtube sailling channel.

    Mark SierraMark Sierra2 muaj më parë
  • Special times with Special friends possible by open heart's thanks for the share

    Sherry CoadySherry Coady2 muaj më parë
  • Nikki & Jason you are the best sailing couple on ALworld🙏 Your Vlogs are more like short documentaries. Hope you start showing more stories like these. Interactions with the locals.

    Thomas KurianThomas Kurian2 muaj më parë
  • Yeh.. We call some things In NZ and Australia funny things. Our slang is a language of its own. But Mainland make bloody great cheese. I'm positive you loved it. Maybe should have got 6 blocks.

    PwRPlaYPwRPlaY2 muaj më parë
  • If they so be.

    Gabriel MatthewsGabriel Matthews2 muaj më parë
  • All People are Awesome.

    Gabriel MatthewsGabriel Matthews2 muaj më parë
  • Bless all of you. Great Show. Respect.

    Gabriel MatthewsGabriel Matthews2 muaj më parë
  • What a satisfying way to clean!

    Kelley PitcherKelley Pitcher2 muaj më parë
  • The Library uke session restores a little hope for humanity. That was cool. I would love to donate a Uke if I knew how.

    qaannatqaannat2 muaj më parë
    • They're working on a direct donation link for the library, so stay tuned! Or you can donate now using the tip jar and flagging it as a uke donation. See the pinned comment at the top for more details. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Al Pacino .. is that you? 😂🤣

    The TravelerThe Traveler2 muaj më parë
  • great video

    Gary FroeschnerGary Froeschner2 muaj më parë
  • How can a person donate to the ukulele fund?

    Tonya QTonya Q2 muaj më parë
    • They're working to set up a direct donation link for the library. See the pinned comment at the top here. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Great video you two & it's wonderful that you've found a way to give back to the community in a manner that could make a real difference. Perhaps you could pin a comment that explains to the less ALworld savvy viewer how to make a one-time donation to the cause? Stay safe!

    Garrett's WoodworxGarrett's Woodworx2 muaj më parë
    • @Gone with the Wynns I'm not seeing a pinned comment but I'll keep checking back 'till something appears, thanks!

      Garrett's WoodworxGarrett's Woodworx2 muaj më parë
    • They are working to set up a direct donation to the library. If you go to the very first comment on this video they have pinned the info there. So stay tuned - sounds like another short video update will be coming. Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Such a nice edit. We need some electric bikes on our boat but they are so difficult to get our part of the world

    Mike FergusonMike Ferguson2 muaj më parë
  • OMgosh, you two have once again warmed our hearts with your efforts and caring for the communities you are living in. Music brings so many people together and it brings us a sense of happiness and it's also very spiritual. Let's hope Bob Marley will let you finally play "Don't Worry ABout a thing" and share it with us! Thanks for another awesome episode! Cheers!

    Boating JourneyBoating Journey2 muaj më parë
  • You guys are awesome reminds me of washing my shower while I shower👊

    joe larsonjoe larson2 muaj më parë
  • 🌈

    melody hallelujahmelody hallelujah2 muaj më parë
  • All the rain looks like Houston. 😀

    Gordon StanleyGordon Stanley2 muaj më parë
  • Thanks for your time.

    Stan BarkerStan Barker2 muaj më parë
  • You eat the same type of cheese I do Mainland (nickname of NZ south island) Tasty. It is cheddar and what we called "strong" or "mature" in Canada when I lived there 40 yrs ago. When you get to NZ you can get 1kg blocks(size of a brick).

    Martin WheelerMartin Wheeler2 muaj më parë
  • UKES!!

    Gary SimmsGary Simms2 muaj më parë
  • BTW, Ukulele kits are available. I'd be glad to help source them.

    shop shopshop shop2 muaj më parë
  • I am also learning ukulele while cruising, and recommend a ALworld channel by Cynthia Lin. She has some great beginner videos.

    Mary EwingMary Ewing2 muaj më parë
  • Check out Taimane she’s a beautiful ukulele player

    jim pagejim page2 muaj më parë
  • Another great video. I was watching another sailing ALworld channel ( they are now in Australia from Fuji) and what a difference. Your videos are about the people you meet and country your are in. The other Channel is all about me me me.

    ChanmlasChanmlas2 muaj më parë
  • Best thing was no masked zombies in the store. Beautiful.

    The Man of MeadThe Man of Mead2 muaj më parë
  • Will you set up a go fund me? Or are you just donating based on earnings from the video? I will watch a lot of adds if I need to! I love seeing a community inspired to action by a teacher sharing what they love.

    Bryce HuffBryce Huff2 muaj më parë
    • They are trying to set up a way to donate directly to the library - see the pinned comment at the top. But all the ad revenue from this vid will go to purchase ukes, so watch those ads & share with your friends! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Harmonicas are easier to travel with! Lol

    DatzneatDatzneat2 muaj më parë
  • Now just a little wine with that cheese 👍🍷🧀

    Philip TarnaskiPhilip Tarnaski2 muaj më parë
  • Love the idea of supporting the library. I hope using the "tip jar" link works.

    Mike LoughranMike Loughran2 muaj më parë
    • Make sure you put "uke fund" or similar in the note when you use the tip jar. They are also trying to set up a direct line to donate to the library - see the pinned comment at the top.

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • man that john look like al Pacino

    Ben StudioBen Studio2 muaj më parë
  • Loved the ukuleles. Made my smile a lot. Way to go John.

    W KW K2 muaj më parë
  • the Vava'u public library could probably use some donations.

    k333rlk333rl2 muaj më parë
  • currently "stuck". not a bad place to be stuck

    k333rlk333rl2 muaj më parë
  • You must learn to play the oo ku lele, check out Jake Shimabukuro!

    Brian ChamberlainBrian Chamberlain2 muaj më parë
  • At the library - it's so strange and wonderful to see a group of people gathered.

    BethBeth2 muaj më parë
  • The map at 1:04 the map of Tonga is displayed. Is there any way you can explore those other islands? Looks like there at least a dozen.

    Paul's CCNAPaul's CCNA2 muaj më parë
    • Yes there's more island exploration on the way....

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Rain. Means lots of clean water. And, all you need is a bucket.

    Paul's CCNAPaul's CCNA2 muaj më parë
  • I freaking LOVE tasty cheese!! :D

    Mac SilveyMac Silvey2 muaj më parë
  • OMG! He could be Al Pacino's older brother. Love those little electric scooters,

    Dennis DrexlerDennis Drexler2 muaj më parë
  • By the time you're finished with the Ukulele fund it will be an Symphony Orchestra you'll have ... On a similar note, How is Pip the cat doing ? Stay Safe & Fair Winds from Ireland !!

    Bob GabbettBob Gabbett2 muaj më parë
  • The video was perfect timing for us. Since the arctic blast has hit TX, frozen pipes and no power you took us away.

    It’s A Good Life With Dora & EdIt’s A Good Life With Dora & Ed2 muaj më parë
  • Wow!!! Malo guys!!! You guys are so amazing helping out the local community.

    Vai Ko Fa'a TotoVai Ko Fa'a Toto2 muaj më parë
  • Who makes the electric bike / scooter

    Phil HarwoodPhil Harwood2 muaj më parë
    • There's a link in this blog post where they made their debut, and Nikki talks about the advantages & disadvantages: Don't forget that shopping through the links provided won't cost you anything extra but it will throw a few pennies into the sailing kitty, so get busy! Curious Minion

      Gone with the WynnsGone with the Wynns2 muaj më parë
  • Jason, Are you putting on some muscle?

    Roman VictorRoman Victor2 muaj më parë
  • Ukulele Hawaiian for Jumping/Dancing Flea. Check out Jake Shimabukuro playing on youtube.

    Rob IsRob Is2 muaj më parë
  • My Fav! Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole's Somewhere over the Rainbow. Got to see him perform several times.

    Rob IsRob Is2 muaj më parë
  • I'm glad you can help the library. I'm guessing you are already aware of this, but be careful with your generous hearts. I certainly know nothing about what life is like in your present corner of the world, but its often very easy for outsiders who have different values and where with all to, with the best intentions, make a splash then in a relative short time, push off and be gone on the wind. I wonder if anybody sells ukulele kits so the kits take some ownership in the instrument?

    shop shopshop shop2 muaj më parë
  • Great video and what a wonderful thing to do!!

    Richard BoodyRichard Boody2 muaj më parë
  • Amazing Nikki and Jason, I can see the library getting lots of ukuleles

    Rosanne ForbesRosanne Forbes2 muaj më parë