I heard about this place from a friend of mine at work. He did a great six-month cruise
from Lake Superior
to lots of great places in the Caribbean
as a complete novice
. But he's young.
Yet the cool thing about all that is, though the guy is 20+ years younger than I am, I've learned a TON from him, including how to be a better person.
Beyond that, I've learned to re-imagine the definition of possible.
Before I get too old, I'd like to accomplish a trip just like that, only maybe longer.
Now I've read some posts on this forum before I joined it. Like lot's of places there is no shortage of opinions here.
My goal in this forum is to gain advice from those who have done it, and if I'm ever able to do it, to pass along what I have learned.
I won't disparage anyone, and I don't say mean-spirited things. I'd ask the same from you.
Now for the question I'm sure every newbie has: How to start? Maybe the question can be more focused by asking it this way....For a guy that's never been anywhere near a sailboat (but would take a class to learn), what's a good idea for size of boat if I wanted to sail the islands from Florida
towards South America
? I'd probably do it alone, or with one other person.
Finally, was that rambling enough?