To Sail Or Not To Sail – What We Did On Our Summer Vacation
We have been imagining this a lot. One night Lori and I were discussing the inevitable. You know, the day when cash flow changes and you are retired. We are at the point of serious consideration now and we are exploring possibilities that both give us what we want and do it within financial reason. Lori brought up sailing. Not just any sailing, but live-aboard sailing. The kind where you are truly free of encumbrance, the kind where you go where you want, when you want and bring your home with you. What brought this on was a progression. We originally thought RV. The killer there is fuel and the ability to get around once you got where you were going. Big bucks. Then we thought, wind is free. You move a lot slower, but we would be retired, so who cares. An interesting concept and one which we have used as a template for our summer travels this year. We have been to several spots and have a lot to do and learn before we make a decision on whether this can be done, or even doable from a skill set position. We have sailed in the past, but nothing close to this vision. Will we be able to sail a 40 footer, will we be able to pass the necessary courses to be able to skipper a boat, where do we practise, what do we buy. A million things to do and think about. Over the next few years, we need to have an answer to these and any new questions that may pop up. And I will be documenting every bit of it for us to remember, and by virtue of vicariousness of blogging, so will you the reader.
This first post is an introduction to my thinking on this topic and an opportunity for you to tell us we are crazy, or crazy like a fox. Personally, I see this as a major challenge, one that I truly want to succeed at. We love to travel, and we want to see everything.