People have their animals, children, etc and sail all over the world, mostly stay where it's warm. Everything is a good idea when you abstractly think about it, but could I really LIVE on a boat, spend every day in the sun reading, working, travelling.... I'm pretty sure anyone who is asked that question would say hell yes sign me up. But could you go through your stuff and sell everything? 90% of me thinks I could....... I'm not really attached to "stuff," I have a lot of "stuff"- a whole townhouse full in fact, but I don't use 99% of the things in my house that wouldn't be on a boat. I work, go to the gym, and am only home maybe 25% of the week. [yes I just threw out a whole slew of percentages-- it's how my math brain works bear with me] I think the only hard part would be not having people around to communicate with besides C and the pups. Don't judge I talk to and FOR the pups.... It's a completely endearing quality I possess where I imagine what any animal (even snail) is saying and have to say it outloud.
I guess the big picture questions can wait though as I try to remind C. Let's get down to the details and steps:
- Do you get seasick? This is probably an important thing to find out before you build a dream around living on a boat. I've grown up on water, been skiing since age 5 but I hear the rolling water is completely different.
- Can we sail a boat? We took the first steps to figuring this out this past weekend. Mr and Mrs Ishbrandtsen took us out on their AWESOME 45foot Hunter Monohull. This was my first time on a BIG sailboat. Sorry little 14foot catamaran you aren't blue water capable. It was definitely an awesome experience and gave us experience for what it would be like hours on the water. Afterall it would take a month to 5 weeks just to get to Virginia to Florida so you better like being on a sailboat. The only downside to a monohull is it rolls from side to side (heeling). Try sleeping while the other person sails when you are rolling off the bed... (Pictures from the experience throughout)
- Sailing lessons- this is in the works for next year probably.
- Chartering a Catamaran in the British Virgin Islands- This is my number 1 interest at the moment. You can charter a boat for a week with a captain and co-captain and can sail as much or little as you want with them!