Originally Posted by Keegan
This is so true. It is about sailing, not hulls. Well spoken Dave.
BTW-Dave, when is your freedom chip stack scheduled to be big enough again to take off for another voyage? We would enjoy more video and excerpts of a new adventure from you.
I wish I knew the answer to the Freedom Chip question. I'm kind of doing a holding pattern right now deciding where to take the next step.
We returned to the US after a twenty-eight year absence because our parents are 84, 85, 86, and 87 years old, and they needed support. Assisting elderly parents is hard to balance with sailing on the ocean of your dreams.
Since I am in the States, I am working on other dreams that make the holding pattern tolerable. I work on websites, writing, and podcasts that help keep the dreams alive.
Once a week I am a flying doctor, and I get to sail to windward at 10,000 feet in a King Air turboprop at 300 mph. It's a monohull
airplane that flies really well to windward. I fly up to Fort Apache - Whiteriver Apache Indian Reservation to see eye patients one day a week. It's not sailing, but it's exciting.
Long term, I have a Land Rover Defender 110 in Whangarei, New Zealand
and a Land Rover Defender 130 in Mooloolaba, Australia
that are kitted out for expeditionary travel and are ready to drive around the world. I want to do the outback of Australia
one more time, then drive from Capetown to Cairo, and follow that up with driving the Pan American Highway from Chile
And then there is Exit Only, high and dry in Florida
waiting for a new adventure. The South Pacific
and Australia beckons.
Lots of Dreams and running out of time.
The master plan is that I have no master plan. I will see what fits best with my life situation. I can't wait to see what happens next.
With respect to video - Next week I am going Kentucky to see the nearly completed DVD/video that my son David is editing. The video clips on MaxingOut.com are previews of what is on the DVD
. The completed DVD/video is called the RED SEA CHRONICLES
The RED SEA CHRONICLES
is one hour and nineteen minutes long, and has an additional fifty minutes of special features that are pertinent to cruising up the Red Sea. It features two songs
- The Red Sea Blues - and a second song called - Captain
. All of the music
in the video is written and performed by David. He does the voiceovers and editing as well. It's totally his project
, and he has spent more than a year putting it together. I will see the final cut next week.
With respect to Freedom Chips - I don't plan to ever stop working as I live my dreams. I will earn enough Freedom Chips to pay my way as I go along. I'm not so much worried about money
as I am worried about running out of time.