The Admiral and I have 7 years, 10 months, 5 days, until we retire and sail around the world. This timeframe is driven by the fact that we have a blended family
with five kids
we are raising (four of whom are in high school
(twins)). Our plan seemed solid since we do not fit into either the "Kidless under 30" or the "retired with grown kids" groups.
Well, that WAS the plan...then the Admiral had health
issues forcing an early semi-retirement and I was laid off by my company a couple weeks ago.
So we bought an amazing boat
for a great price
and planned to start taking short cruises and building our saltwater skills. Then Irma set us back, but that should be a temporary delay.
We still have kids
we are devoted/committed to. We are old enough (two years till we get our AARP cards) to see friends getting ill. We hear the bells beginning to toll and fear not carpe-ing the diem.
So...would you mind sharing your stories about your path to cruising? What choices you made and relish or regret?
Thanks so much!