Hey everyone. Just thought I'd say hello.
I'm 42 and was a Boatswain in the Canadian Navy
20 years ago. I'm a prairie boy and have always wanted to live on the west coast
or somewhere with mountains and ocean. I recently sold my business and my home and have decided to buy a boat and sail around the west coast
to start, then spend at least a year on the water
cruising the world. I plan to do some writing, photography
and filming and am just now searching for my boat. Possession on my house is October 18th, so I'm busy selling almost everything I own and am anxious to get settled into a boat. I'm planning to spend 8 weeks at a film school
in LA, so I will be flying there and hope to get a boat in California
and find a liveaboard slip
in Marin Del Rey. Once I'm done my course, I'll head
out, so I need to get my boat all rigged up, brush up on some sailing lessons
, provision my boat, and by the new year, I hope to start my offshore
adventure. So once again, hello, and off to reading all the wealth of information you've all gratiously shared on this site.