Maybe not quite as sexy sounding as RTW solo non-stop........but the recent why go RTW non-stop solo thread got me thinking. Mainly that I didn't want to
But someone (in real life! - I do have one
) recently said something that made me think about where my life was going (or not). The point was that working on my boat meant I didn't have to go anywhere. or do anything and therefore avoided choices. as choices involve risk. and risks mean that sometimes things go wrong.
Annoyingly I realise they have a point
Strange given that so much of my life has involved self destructive stupidity on an industrial scale with no care for any consequences. Hell, it's how I met the late Missus
- and therein of course lies the nub of where we are.........
.........at the moment their is nowhere I particularly want to arrive at in my life - but that doesn't mean I am happy with the status quo. It's more a case that it has been easy and requires no effort. And I've always had a lazy streak a mile wide
But even I am getting bored..........2 1/2 years now, some things you are never meant to get over - but time to carry differently.........
errrrrr......the above intro was a bit longer and a bit fuller than intended
but written now, so it stays
So, back on topic
Am thinking of going RTW fairly quicklyish with minimal stops (to replenish / rest / repair) - kick off sometime next year. Thinking more 24 hour of Le Mans endurance racing
rather than F1 Grand Prix - develop a routine, head
down and plod on. Motivation? I've got f#ck all else to do
and I don't want to head
off on an endless cruise
/ holiday (it's my plan B though
). Missing out on a million sights around the world? Maybe so, but done a lot of that already by Jumbo Jet - and from what I remember most of the world is simply full of bars with drunken men
and semi naked girls dancing around poles.
if I head south from the UK, do I turn left at South Africa
or carry on and turn right at South America
what's the best month to leave in?
how long will it take?
Any ideas on 5 (or 3?) stopovers? (am thinking ability to undertake repairs
/ re-equip would be useful - so exotic far flung islands out
and anything else vaguely helpful. or even not
Are my sailing skills up to this? At the moment not. But I figure I know enough to learn on the job. and if not, well - sh#t happens