Hello! I was just reading your blog the other day, and came upon the article you wrote about "Everything You Learned About Cruising You Learned From Your Mother." Brilliant! It's the exact same approach my wife and I took when we decided to move aboard! When I would tell people that we knew nothing of sailing, that we would learn from books and experience as we went, most thought we were insane! It's nice when you learn about someone else who has taken a similar approach! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!