I asked a question in another forum and Skiprjohn gently suggested I introduce myself here (my mother always said I had no manners), so here goes
I'm mid fortyish, female and have no significant other, and frankly happier for it (she said I was selfish too). When I was younger we did a lot of fishing
and scuba diving
around the Sydney
area and Jarvis bay. They were some of the best times Ive had, not only being with friends but just being on the water
in any kind of boat. But then life gets in the way and you get caught up doing other things, I think someone in an earlier post called it being stuck in the matrix. before you know it 20 yrs have gone by and you realise that you havent done anything you really want to do. Well thats going to change - Ive dealt with any issues ive had and now Im going to do stuff Ive always wanted to do. its taken me a couple of years to refine just what that is, I started out just wanting to be near the water
, a lot. But I cant afford property close to the shore, then I sold some spare parts
for a washing
machine to some one who lives aboard their own boat and the penny dropped!
It took a little longer to realise that a sail boat was the best compromise for me,but Im there now. in two years Ill do a quick and dirty (ie kitchen and bathroom and paint) reno on the house, sell it and buy a boat. In the mean time its of to sailing school
, Ive already completed my first course - the RYA's comp crew course (and loved it) and am saving for the next one, mostly nav and road rules, its classroom based and the course after that you put it into practise on the water - Im impressed so far with the RYA courses they seem very comprehensive and really made us work at our sailhandling.
well thats probably enough for now (some might say too much), looking forward to chatting?posting? to you all later