Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-05-2016, 10:00   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Hi from Saskatchewan

Hello all just like to introduce myself and share my plan, my name is chris and my wife julie (seagirl111) , we currently live in Saskatchewan Canada but we are English. I've been browsing and dreaming on here for numerous years but have finally talked my wife into hopefully taking the plunge into our new endeavor, we have two daughters Natasha (25) who's left home and Mckenna (8), a cat named Vito and a super soft pitbull named Roxi.
Our plan is to sell the house we are now in and move to British Columbia and buy a sailboat in the 40ft range which we will live on for the next year or so until we have done our sailing courses and had some experience in and around the PNW, our next stage will be to decide when we will head south for a few years and the route we will take, I know it's a hard place to set off from but we want to move aboard right away and BC is really the only place in Canada where we can do this. Looking forward to asking lots of questions and picking your brains . Our house will be on the market in the next few days so we feel a little excited/scared already. Anyway I will stop now or I'll be rambling on all day.
__________________

__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:12   #2
Registered User
 
wrwakefield's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Wrangell Island, Alaska
Boat: Nauticat 43
Posts: 864
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Hi Chris [and Julie, et. al]

Welcome to the Cruiser's Ward, er, forum...

It sound like you have guys have your plans and goals in sync. Congrats. That is the big first- and most important- step...

Choosing homelessness is scary... but I'm sure your impending floating abode will more than make up for it... It did for us, and many more here in the ward...

Best wishes with your new adventure. We look forward to watching your progress.

Cheers!

Bill
__________________

__________________
SV Denali Rose

Short on opinions; focused on research, facts & experience [yours and ours...]
wrwakefield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:17   #3
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Thanks bill

Sent from my SM-N910V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:43   #4
Registered User
 
Mike OReilly's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Good question
Boat: Rafiki 37
Posts: 4,036
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Hi Chris, welcome to CF. My partner made the leap last year, and have been without a land home for just coming up to one year now. We sold our shack in Thunder Bay, and have now sailed our boat down to Lake Ontario with plans to head out the St. Lawrence. After that, who knows? Ultimately I'd like to end up on the BC coast, but at our pace we might make it in about 15 years .

Getting rid of house and stuff was difficult, but it's great to be so unencumbered. What has worked for us is to go together and to go slowly. There's no rush.
__________________
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
BLOG: www.helplink.com/CLAFC
Mike OReilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:46   #5
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Hi Mike we have an acreage so have lots of 'stuff' to get rid of, I'm just hoping our house sells, good luck in your plans we may cross paths one day.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:55   #6
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42
Posts: 1,854
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Hello Chris, Julie, kids, cat and dog...Welcome to the cruising adventure. I hope your home sells quickly and profitable and that you can begin your life afloat soon. My wife and I moved aboard almost three years ago and love it. I hope you will too.


S/V B'Shert
__________________
Tayana42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:58   #7
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Thanks I hope so too

Sent from my SM-N910V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 10:59   #8
Registered User
 
Livia's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Boat: Currently boatless
Posts: 637
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Congrats on the decision.

We did the something similar (bought a boat in BC, moved from Colorado to BC, got experience, took off) and we are now back in Saskatchewan!
Livia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 11:44   #9
Registered User
 
mottseng's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ontario Canada
Boat: 1985 Canadian Sailcraft CS30
Posts: 368
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Welcome.....check out "Life is Like Sailing" fellow lives on his boat in Vancouver and his youtube videos are a great resource.

Good luck
__________________
mottseng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 11:53   #10
Registered User
 
avb3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida/Alberta
Boat: Lippincott 30
Posts: 9,913
Images: 1
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Enjoy the PNW. I've sailed in the Straight of Georgia, but now split my time in Alberta and the Tampa Bay area, 6 months apiece. My boat of coarse is in Florida also.
__________________
If your attitude resembles the south end of a bull heading north, it's time to turn around.
avb3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2016, 11:56   #11
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Thanks all, Livia I think your the one who's videos we were following, you and your husband were a big inspiration, thanks

Sent from my SM-N910V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2016, 10:35   #12
Registered User
 
redhead's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: PNW 48.59'45N 122.45'50W
Boat: Ian Ross design ketch 63'
Posts: 764
Images: 5
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Welcome to the forum and a new life. We found an old boat in Pender Harbour BC 2 years ago moved out to the west coast and aboard and have been living aboard and fixing it up for the past year. We hope to "unplug " within the next two months.

As others have said, take your time. Get to know your boat, the lifestyle and each other. It's an amazing experience that you both can savor. Good luck!
__________________
redhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2016, 14:51   #13
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Thanks redhead we may be seeing you around the west coast then, good luck

Sent from my SM-N910V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2016, 15:32   #14
Registered User
 
Prairie Chicken's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Canada or Spain
Boat: Jeanneau SO 43 DS
Posts: 1,116
Images: 1
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Welcome aboard Chris & Julie!

Congrats on having a plan & being on the way.

PS, I do hope the cat & dog don't get seasick.
__________________
Prairie Chicken
><((((º>`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>¸.
`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`· ...¸><((((º>
Prairie Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2016, 15:38   #15
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 72
Re: Hi from Saskatchewan

Thanks prairie chicken, I think we might need a few packs of seasick pills for us all but I'm sure we'll get over it. The house went on the market this morning and we have approx 7 viewers already over the next day or two, it's quite scary when things start moving forward.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
Chriscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello From Saskatchewan Saskfarm Meets & Greets 15 23-11-2015 17:43
Hello from Saskatchewan, Canada Cowboy Way Meets & Greets 5 07-02-2013 22:43



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:42.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.