Oh dear, whatever shall I do
I have lead a full life. Joined the Army as a young man, served in the middle east, learned a trade
(mechanics,though gave that up on leaving). Visited many countries of the world ( as a tourist). Married, raised a fine family
, now with grandchildren. Bought and sold many houses, migrated from my country of birth (England), bought and sold many more houses, even lived for 6 months on a motor
launch on the canals in France
. Sound like a real landlubber eh? Trouble is, I'm not!
I have always had the "wunderlust". Wherever I have been around the world I am always found down by the harbour, trying to decide which one I would like to have the most when I eventually "make the move"
I read and have read anything nautical, from factual accounts to adventure to "how to" and of course sailing forums
. It never leaves me, and never has.
I suppose I should get to some kind of point here. Just as some people look at a Ferrari and go all gooey. I catch my breath every time I see a Formosa
......I can't help it! I just WANT ONE!
The fact that my sailing ability is limited (to say the least) doesn't seem to matter.......I'll just sit on it if I have to, though sailing it would be nice.
I am 61 and about in as good health
as the next 61yr old, but I'm starting to get the feeling that if I don't do something about it I may have left it too late. My wife and I have decided it's our time to adventure and so will be selling up in the new year, so funds will be available, plus we both get a small income
each month. We've had all the material things (swimming pools etc) and have no need of them now.
Would somebody please tell me that these Formosa's are just not worth it?
That they only look good, but really are just rotting hulks, awful to sail, can't get in anywhere and cost a fortune to maintain? And I am much better buying
a river cruiser and a 4wd in the car park!
Did anyone else feel like me?
By the way, this is my first post. Thanks to all who have posted before, it's been great reading!