[QUOTE=MrReedatsea;2055706]There are a lot of people who have a dream but my impression is that it's a small percentage who will follow through. Life has a way of creatively interfering with the best laid plans. That said, it seems my plans for a new adventure are nicely falling into place.
After 25 years as a middle school
science teacher and wrestling coach, I've taken a year-long sabbatical to go sailing. In the past month I've accomplished the following:
1. Secured approval for my sabbatical.
2. Rented my home.
3. Reached the amount of money
in my savings account that I've budgeted for the year.
5. Had my offer accepted on a sailboat that meets all my personal requirements. (Yes. I've been following the forum. The offer is subject to a survey
and sea trial.)
6. Acquired the web site MrReedatsea.com so my students can follow along.
In March I'll close on my new (to me) sailboat, an O'Day 322, and spend my spring break sailing, getting used to her, and figuring out any issues. In June when school
lets out I'll be heading to the Bahamas
and then points south.
There will be questions and a lot of "what ifs" along the way, but isn't that what makes life interesting?
Soon I'll be Mr. Reed at sea sailing on an O'Day 322 that will become know as S/V SeaReed. What could go wrong?
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES:
I'll be flying to Marco Island Sunday for a survey
and sea trial of the sailboat I've decided to purchase
Yes, I have a professional surveyor
including a sea trial and haul out