Hi everyone this is the first time we have used this type of forum but it looks friendly and helpful so here goes!
Myself and my husband are in the process of selling up and our plan is to buy a modest liveaboard
and suprise suprise - sail.
We just are unsure where to begin, Australia
We live in Devon currently.
The 'balls out' option - We know Airlie Beach and were thinking of getting a year visa to Oz and buying
a boat there, then sailing down the coast during our winter. I guess the dream then is South Pacific
. Does anyone know if it is easy to sail in and out of Oz waters after the year visa runs out? I believe there is a limit to ETA visas within a certain timescale. All the visa stuff seems complicated and their immigration website is unhelpful regarding yachts.
The 'easy' option seems to be Europe
as we can then work when we need to, its cheap
to get there in the first place and theres loads of great places to go. However we know nothing about where would be a good place to buy a boat, so are thinking of campervanning til we find one.
I would appreciate any heads up on good websites, tips on cruising in Europe
, boats for sale
sites and well anything at all really as this is a big and scary but exciting adventure!
Jon and Bex