Hi, from a fellow Puget Sounder!
My wife and I started this process about 3 years ago -- learning
about boats, sailing, cruising, etc., etc., etc. There's lots of the "etc" in this cruising business.
We've been on our boat and cruising for a year now. Got about 3500 nm's under the keels in that time. We've learned a lot and had a few moments of sheer terror, but lots more great times. Sure, some people will tell you all sorts of negative stuff and look at you like you're nuts. My brother kept looking at me like I'd grown a third ear on the end of my nose. But, there's another side to it -- lots of 'em and I mean, lots
of them, are actually envious. Not because they couldn't do it, too, but because they won't
Follow your dream, because if you don't, now that
would be crazy!
(Currently visiting back in cold, snowy Seattle
, but going back to t-shirts and shorts in Florida
, to depart to the Bahamas
-- on Monday.)