Thanks for reading my first post, hopefully you'll be reading a lot from me. I have a bit of an audacious goal and hope you'll come along as I pursue it over the course of the next few years. I'll post updates on how it's coming and talk strategy and planning as well.
You see I have recently fallen in love with a wonderful girl, who, like me, loves adventure. We're both moderately experienced sailors. I grew up sailing on a beautiful large lake in the Adirondacks and have been a windsurfer all my life, while she has sailed around the Maine
coast for years.
Early on in our dating we both confessed a desire to pull up stakes and take off for parts
unknown. We discussed each of our ideas (she fantasized about driving off in a silver Airstream, I confessed my dreams of a man-powered circumnavigation), but in the end we decided the cheapest and most realistic one was to sail around the world.
Neither of us make much money
(though we both work full time), but we were able to purchase
a 28' ODay last month for $4,500. We'll be sailing her back to Maine
where we live next weekend — fingers crossed for good weather
. After that we'll start a strict savings regiment, hopefully socking away $1,000 per month for two years while we plan, outfit the boat and work on our sailing skills. After that we'll take off for a three-year circumnavigation
by the southern route
leaving Maine in October 2015.
So what do you think? Interested in hearing about it?