I've been a lurker here now and again - looking up things but not an official member
of the community. My partner, Rusty, has been a member
here for some time. We've been building towards our cruising dream with practicing on smaller boats, other people's boats and I did a term abroad through Sea Semester - which included an intensive nautical course.
We're totally ready to be cruisers, but we have to wait for his retirement
. Unfortunately, we don't want to wait, so we sold the house and bought a boat. I'm tasked with bringing it home (you won't hear me crying
I posted a message in crew wanted
, because I'm looking for some people to come enjoy the voyage with me... but I'll post a little bit more about me here. I'm just finishing up getting a dual bachelor's degree at Portland
State University in Biology and Psychology. I have four daughters, three of which are still children
. The teenager and the littlest who is 9, have decided to make the trip with me. the oldest is employed and can't be gone that long and the middle loves her school
and wants to hang with dad and my partner. It all works, cause I don't think I could handle the two youngest together at this point - they tend to fight.
I'm super excited about the journey - we're getting a snooba for the trip and we'll be island hopping this winter in the Caribbean
- what a lovely way to spend the season! I can't wait to introduce my daughters to the tropics, boat kids
, and the amazing things they will see and experience.
Hopefully a couple of you will be joining us on our journey... Can't wait to meet you and get to know each other better.
s/v On The Bright Side