Taking a leave of absence from work this year to go on a sabbatical with our family
of six (parents plus four teens) to Africa
where I have been working missions in years past. We have been planning toward sailing to the Mediterranean
and flying down into Africa
(I have only flown to get there before).
Over the past six months, we have been to the east coast
(Virginia and Maryland), the west coast
(California and Oregon), and a marathon trip driving from Galveston to Key West
and back up the east coast
looking at boats.
We have an accepted offer, financing
is pre-approved, but insurance
for the crossing seems to be the sticking point.
I posted this yesterday at: Insurance challenges
We have owned two sail boats (Mac 21 and Catalina
26) that we sailed on lakes, but our first experience with blue water
will be in January when we go for a week of ASA
sailing training all together.
If you have any advice to help us, we would be grateful to hear it. If we can't get insurance
, then we will just fly over and put off our sailing dreams until retirement
Well, that's who we are and what we want to do in a nutshell.