I'm based in Plymouth (UK) - about half a mile from the "Mayflower Steps" the very point from which the Pilgrim Father's set off for a new life in the New World. I'm about to follow their example.
I've become so disenfranchised with life ashore and the whole 9-5 nonsense that I've decided to take early retirement
and set off to wherever the mood and weather
takes me. I did some number crunching recently and in fact I'll be better of cruising than living my current
shore based life!
My initial intention was to undertake a "leisurely" circumnavigation
but having recently read "Get real, Get Gone" my focus has shifted to the sea gypsy
lifestyle. I now intend to spend this year getting totally used to my boat
sailing locally and undertaking longer and longer passages and then set off proper in the middle of 2020 with an Atlantic crossing
sometime between November 2020 and February 2021. Although I may go this year if I get confident enough. I don't intend to return.
I have a Sigma 362 - a good solid boat
- which I got for a very good price
. She's basically sound but has been slightly neglected over the past few years and just needs a bit of TLC - which I'm in the process of giving her :-). I'm also doing a few minor modifications to make her more live aboard friendly.