Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2009, 18:08   #1
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
TaoJones's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 9,850
A Little Bum on the Way!

From late '03 to the spring of '07, Pat and Ali Schulte sailed their Wildcat 35 Bumfuzzle around the world, returning her safely to the very marina in Ft. Lauderdale from whence they'd set out. Over the past couple of years, they've been traveling by '58 VW split-window micro bus, taking it as far north in Alaska as they could drive it, then turning around and driving it as far south in Chile as the road would take them.

They then returned to Buenos Aires and put the van and themselves aboard a huge freighter, bound for Hamburg, Germany. They disembarked there in early May, and have been touring Europe since that time.

In their latest update at they have revealed to one an all the happy news that they are now expecting their first child. The French doctor who confirmed that Pat had gotten one past the goalie has informed them that the due date should be ~January 1, 2010.

Their intention is to sell their VW splittie in England, return to the US for a short time, then relocate to Mexico City to await the birth of their little "Bum." Once mother and child are ready to hit the road, the Bumfuzzle adventure will resume.

I don't know about anyone else, but I can't help but pull for Pat and Ali as they live the lives they have chosen. They gained my sincere respect and admiration long ago, and I wish them the very best in this new "passage."

"Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
TaoJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 21:03   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 902
I'm with you Tao!! Tons of people, including myself, talk about doing such a world journey. They just got up and did it!! And are still doing it!! I hope to do a fraction of their travels soon!! Thanks for the update!!
shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 22:45   #3
Long Range Cruiser
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in New York
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,180
Images: 25
Originally Posted by TaoJones View Post
they live the lives they have chosen.
Yep. Its great! Good on them
Notes on a Circumnavigation.

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Almost officially a bum. AdamY General Sailing Forum 6 05-08-2006 13:02

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:12.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.