I'm a new mom who recently had to go back to work
. I did the harsh math and discovered that I can expect to spend about 2 (waking) hours a day with my baby on week days. That is so not enough.
When my husband and I travel or watch movies, TV and youtube, we also say "why don't we live here/there?" Last fall we finally decided to say "Let's go."
We have a 5 year plan to make this thing happen and I'm excited for our execution. My husband has spent quite a bit of time on boats including a season working on a fishing tender
when he was younger. I grew up on the shore, but always looking out at the water
. We're both rusty and will be joining our local sailing club as soon as the baby is old enough to ride along.
We've decided to start with the Great Loop and a motor boat
, since it will allow us to test out boat
life for us, the baby and our pets
before committing to the cost of a bluewater
- it must be a catamaran
as I have some phobias which make monohulls untenable - and casting off for foreign shores.
I know five years is going to fly by, and I'm so excited to cast off, get out there and explore the world.