My name is Marika and together with Tristan we are about to take the risky plunge of starting our new lives, doing the full-time cruising dream!
After painfully saving our guts out for quite a long time & having done a crazy amount of planning (I'm a project
manager, unfortunately I seem to be genetically programmed to create 'to do lists' and schedules!), we have quit out office jobs (totally HATE being in an office, but has allowed us to save dosh), sold almost everything we own and will be leaving Melbourne (Australia) in a few weeks on 17 September 2010. With our few belongings packed into our trusty old Volvo
stationwagon, we will make slowly make our way North looking for a yacht to make our own.
Not being independently wealthy nor having any kind of inheritance to wait for, we still have to crack the "income" nut. However with a bit of creative thinking and an attitude that we can learn to do a lot of different jobs - I am sure we figure it out.
I'm sure we will be asking for a lot of help and advice & hopefully providing some of that in return as we learn along the way.
"It is better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven't done."