Thanks for the encouragement. We are only a stones throw from you up here in Nelson Bay.
I thought I was a bit of an odd ball but sounds like I'm not the only one that would like to cruise
areas that are a bit more remote
. If circumstances worked out my idea of fun would be cruising Antarctica, the NW passage greenland
Baffin Island Patagonia etc. however I doubt the admiral would be on board for that yet I think going as north as Alaska would be something she would be into. Maybe circum Tassie and south NZ too. That's okay with me anyway.
When I was younger living on a big wall for a month while climbing remote
routes or being 1000m up an ice route
was my idea of a good time. Now with kids
I'm happy sport climbing and think 30 pitches of a 5.8 route
would be a great day out. Guess what I'm saying is Ive slowed down and don't have to take everything to extreme. Sure would be fun sailing to Antarctica though.
Here's hoping someone that has sailed the northern easterly winds to Canada chimes in. I'd love to hear some first hand experiences.
Oh and btw long lengths at sea would be fantastic in my eyes. But I lived alone in tent for a year when I was younger. In fact before we immigrated to Australia
my wife and I planned to live in the Arctic for a year (as traditionally as possible) unfortunately those plans changed from some unforeseen circumstances and since then we have started this adventure. Okay sorry, now I'm just rambling on...but I get excited about living instead of working 9-5 as a drone where the most consequential decision is white or whole meal bread? Blah! Life is where what you do has a direct consequence of your life.
Reef now or later? Navigation
, stores, maintenance
, problem solving etc, when you are totally self sufficient the way we were meant to be, brings satisfaction that can only be had by doing and no amount of money
can buy. Where the consequences of poor decisions can become life threatening means you are now living. But maybe that's just me. I'm probably just going crazy because this refit
is taking me so long (since I'm working to much and should be working on the boat more). Yeah I got to get back sailing.....hopefully just a few more months.
Okay I hope my rambling has not been too boring or hard to read!