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Giving up work to sail around the world

Updated 1349 GMT (2149 HKT) November 19, 2018
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Former CNN producer Kellie Pollock and her husband Jonathan gave up their jobs to sail around the world. She says there is nothing quite like the sight and sound of the wind in the sails but as novice sailors, they still rely heavily on their engine. Kellie Pollock
Kellie gives their boat, "Boomerang", a good polish before its maiden voyage. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
At one point during a journey to Tunisia, the wind was benign so we put the sails away and put on the engine to ensure we remained on schedule to arrive at Gammarth marina in daylight. Kellie Pollock
Kellie at the helm of Boomerang, sailing along the north coast of Sicily. We were motor-sailing which means one sail was being augmented by the engine to keep a constant speed of sknots. Kellie Pollock
"Boomerang" lives up to her name and gets towed back to the UK six and a half hours after setting sail. A length of rope had become tangled in the boat's propeller. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
The only way to remove the rope was to haul the boat out of the water. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
The rope brought the boat to a complete stand still in the English Channel. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
Jonathan rugs up for his three-hour watch on the 12-day journey from the UK to Gibraltar. This photo was taken just off the infamous Cape Finisterre. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
Kellie feels the cold during the bitterly cold journey to Gibraltar. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
Kellie takes the helm en route to Gibraltar, looking out over the waters just off the Portuguese coast. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
One of the dolphins that accompanied the boat during the four-day crossing of the notorious Bay of Biscay. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
The Rock of Gibraltar put on a spectacular show as Boomerang arrived after following 12 days at sea. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
With nothing on the horizon, the open ocean is perfect place to capture stunning sunsets -- like this one in the Atlantic. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
Sunrise is one of the couple's favorite times of day, captured here on a bumpy crossing between Mallorca and Sardinia. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
The morning after Kellie and Jonathan sailed over a rope during their first night sail. The calmness of the sea belied the anxiety on board. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
"Boomerang" is pictured anchored in the middle of Cala San Miguel in Ibiza, the kind of idyllic setting they envisaged when they bought the boat. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
Jonathan hands over the helm to Kellie off the coast of Mallorca. Courtesy Kellie Pollock
Jonathan looks surprisingly happy to be in the "nautical naughty step" after it ran out of fuel. Courtesy Kellie Pollock