Greetings folks and folkeses,
You may know me by the titular 858673, my friends call me eight.
Over the past few years I've been struck more and more about the drudgery of the modern world with its rodentine labyrinthistic structure that forces us all (well, most of us) to scrape the millage as our 'superiors' rape and pillage (our collective wills that is, the physical form is frowned upon these days so they engage in that in private and under the guise of "war") in order to get through a working week which always leaves me in a weak daze.
The week ends, the "fun" begins and I kill my soul with a drink called spirits, this is the life eh? I just don't want to hear it.
But this morning was different.
This morning I hatched a plan.
A plan to escape.
A plan to be a free man.
Open seas are the way for me. A life of splendor instead of monochromatic 48 hour benders.
A boat is what I need to set sail from the UK and onto the open seas.
First I'd like to stop by the Netherlands
and from there check Belgium, France
. A brief stop over in Morocco
then its off to the South East of Spain
After drinking in the culture (or maybe just the Sangria) I'll be back on the seas to check the South of France
and peruse those I tal ee's. Macedonia, Turkey
and Syria shall sail by then I'll stop by the Pyramids to say hi.
Through the canal of Zeus I'll pass Arabia and Iran, a quick curry in India
then onto Japan
with all the places in between which are still to be seen.
The rest of the world I haven't considered, for starters I'd like to ask a few questions:
I've never even been on a boat in my life but it feels like a good idea. I have a budget
of around £20k with which to learn what I need to sail, buy a boat and get this show on the road. How does this seem to you good folk?
My opinion is this sailing lark can't be that hard if I hug the coasts, treat my GPS
like a lovers caress and take a few courses before my feet hit the deck
What do y'all think? Am I as mad as I seem or is this just an ocean dream?
Please help me escape, my soul is in your hands, I can't pay any more taxes
and be stepped on by "the man". I promise to be diligent and to your replies pay heed. Tell me what you think? Is it an ocean life for me?