A big hello to all the cruisers out there.
Just a quick brief on who we are and where we are at.
My name is Alistair and along with my new wife Nicola and our miniature Poodle, Tiny, have come out from New Zealand
, with the intention of buying
a yacht in the Med and sailing the world.
I finished working at the end of last year, my wife finished 4 weeks ago.
My wife and I have had a very busy start to this year.
First was Christmas
back home in New Zealand
with the family
. As soon as Christmas
day was over, the house was prepared to be advertised for sale
in the new year.
The house was listed at the end of January and sold 11 days later, we now had 7 weeks until settlement, selling most of our possessions and moving out.
Whilst all of this was going on all the family
came to stay as we were married on 26th Feb.
Wedding, came and went. House settlement, move out and pack up, came and went and yes all very stressful.
And now here we are in Hanover, Germany
, traveling around and on the hunt for our yacht to cruise
the Med for a couple of years.
Our second week away from New Zealand and we have an offer on a Bavaria
47 Cruiser, Owner edition.
To make this happen so quickly, we hired a car in Germany
and we made the round trip down through Germany, through Switzerland and then to Pisa in Italy
. All up just under 2800Kms in 5 days. Yes a plane would have been a lot easier but we couldn't get one in time that would get us to view the boat.
I will have a few questions and will spend time reading all the appropriate forums
Fair winds to all.....
Sailing Tiny Nical