Welcome aboard, Life's a beach, and Lab good lady,
Good luck with your plans.
A very long time ago, now, we became cruisers, Jim took early retirement
. We had to wait, a while before actualizing the dream, and I think most folks do. The important thing is to get sailing and learning
now, while the plans are finalizing. No matter how things eventuate, then you'll have had fun, and more experience as sailors when you finally take off.
Since you've been lurking a while, maybe you know about noelex's and Panope's threads about anchoring
skills that you develop while coastal cruising will be what lets you finally get to sleep when the wind
is up. Check out "Photos of Anchors Setting" and "Videos of Anchors Setting." Choose the new generation anchor
A couple of questions: 1) what's your wife's screen
name? I'm sure she's a person in her own right, we'd like to meet her, too. and 2) will your wife be writing under your screen
name? Just curious. It's how I got started in CF, writing under Jim's name. I think it's nice to know whether a particular post comes from a man or a woman.