Thanks for all the replies, it seems we have an awful lot to think about but more importantly lots to look forward to. We're both keen sailors and love it, Jim is happy in any weather
, I on the other hand much prefer fair weather
sailing but can cope if we get caught in a huley!!
Eleven years ago we decided to get off the tread mill and spent three years sailing the med but stayed round the Balearics, Sardinia, Scillily, Malta
and Gozo it was an amazing time and we met some great people. We always planned on doing something similar again but desperately wanted to sail to Australia
, but early this summer Jim was diagnosed with stage 3 follicular lymphoma so he is currently undergoing treatment. We are hoping early Feb 2016 that will be finished and he will be on the maintenance
programme where we just have to fly back every 8 weeks so we have brought our plans forward and will need to be fairly near to airports with cheap
flights to the UK.
We had a hunter
45 which was great but we sold it last June so we haven't a boat at the minute, we are looking to buy a Jeanneau
49, we are looking at a few including some ex charter
ones from Croatia