It is happening... Less than 50 days to go and I am off to sail the high seas. Made the big decision around last Christmas
and planning and working on it since. Gave my notice at work and to the letting agent, notified my family
, I have fought the emotional battles with my girlfriend whom I leave behind – just to talk about the hardest part of the consequences. Work on the boat
, deciding the safety
and comfort features which fit the budget
what not, is like taking a holiday from the problems. Had no time to go sailing since early spring (maybe the occasional fishing
weekend or sleeping on the boat
locally at anchor) so I am extra excited to leave land behind for a while. Lisbon is first stop (if no need for emergency
stop) then Madeira
, then the Canary Island. If all goes well and the boat is behaving herself, only Neptun knows where we end up.
I will try to keep this thread updated about my where being, and I will be glad to meet with fellow cruisers if our routes are crossing each other on this small planet.