Just a little update because I'm far too excited to sleep... We are headed to the airport
in the morning to finally leave the uk!
It feels like a long time coming but it's only really been 2 and 1/2 months since we moved out of our apartment but in that time we have lived like hobos in a host of different places, mostly out of bags and different hire cars.
I actually just added it up and I've slept in 13 different beds since we moved out of our home. This includes 2 boats, 3 houses, 4 apartments and 1 hotel
. We've also had 4 different hire cars in 3 different countries and borrowed 2 vans and still it is not enough. We fly tomorrow with 5x 20kg bags (one of these is my work
bag which stays packed and goes everywhere with me). This is the last of our stuff (it better be) but if I can give any advice
at all, don't underestimate how much stuff you'll need (want) to up route
your life and move onto a boat.
I've got some really bad news which I wasn't going to mention but it relates to an earlier post about the financing
of the boat - the one where I owned up to buying
a boat I totally couldn't afford and the whole dream nearly came tumbling down! Well, I'm going to miss the maiden voyage. ☹️
I'll fly to France
to the boat tomorrow with Hayley and get her settled and then I'm off to work
for a month while she takes care of the launch, the handover, sea trials and the little old matter of sailing across the Bay of Biscay. To say we are both disappointed is obviously a massive understatement but work called last minute (yesterday) and I can't say no. The timing sucks but I guess there is never a good or right time to go earn the dollar so when it's offered, I have to take it. I know it will pay off when we are both sipping gin and tonics in Ibiza in a month.
I'll keep this thread updated and still plan to get all the electrical
and solar work done while I am at work so she's all ready for my return. Hayley is going to be busy but when she has a mission she is a force to be reckoned with so I've complete faith it will all work out.
Monday is copper coat day so I'll post some pics before I leave.