I realize things of great monitory value, do not bring me happiness. I enjoy observation of Nature, and spending quality times with good people, wether it be friends or family. I always dreamed of free or inexpensive travel. A vacation to me is not a cruise ship, or a fancy hotel. In fact I do not feel comfortable in these places. I enjoy creating with my hands, making my utilities, and doing so with little to no impact on the earth or others.
For many years, I have Dreamed of buying a sailing yacht, large enough for friends or family, and gear, but small enough to be managed independently. Times just never seamed to work out though. I have always been so busy, or strapped down to life in general.
But finally things just came together. I have purchased a 37ft offshore racer sailing boat. It fits to everything I need. It was made in 1974, which means it is solid fiberglass construction. It has nealy a 12ft beam, which means it is roomy inside. It sleeps 8 comfortably. Vessels of the same model have circumnavigated the world, so it comes from a great design. And although I have not yet have had it surveyed, I got it cheap enough to not make it a risky business deal.
Upon my decision, a hiking pal of mine, John, suggested that I blog my journey on this new lifestyle I am leaping into. He said that a lot of people might be interested in my Dream.
So I guess I will start off in the beginning.
I am a water person, I love surfing, free diving[snorkeling] and observation of the sea and its creatures. I do not like loud boats and scuba diving, for they are not harmonious with the ocean. I like Islands and their mountains, valleys and natural habitats. I have always had a dream of sailing to these islands and climbing their peaks. I use to sit in the ocean, while surfing watching the sailboats in curiosity. I am not yet a sailor! Yet I have been a boat owner, and am a quick learner when it interest me. I have a focused drive that has guided me to a rewarding and unique life.
The fact that I will eventually be able to live on this boat, means cheap rent and less bills. I have no plans of being over with my thru-hiking lifestyle, but actually the opposite.
So my future post to this Blog might be interesting, for I am starting off at ground zero, where the Dream has finally took root. My life has once again gotten exciting, so I hope to entertain. For Better or Worse, here we go!