We’ve been talking about this trip since our very first date! We always had 2012 as a target in our minds and it really has taken five years of dreaming, talking, planning and saving to make it a reality. 2011 was a whirlwind. We got married, spent time making our home rentable, found and purchased the boat in Mexico, left my job, and headed south…. that pretty much brings you up to date to start reading this blog.
We are both from Vancouver’s North Shore. Will has worked for the family business – Hydrovane International Marine – for the past six years and I’ve started a career in the human resources field. At this stage in our lives it’s not the normal thing to be doing – but we say WHY NOT?… and it helps that we can both continue to work for Hydrovane along the way!
I’ve read that cruising is neither better nor worse than what you expect, just different. I’ll have to wait and see as I’ll be learning everything as we go. Will, on the other hand, knows what he’s getting himself into. In 1996 his family left Vancouver on a one year sailing trip that took them down the US and Mexican coast, over to Hawaii and back. This amazing experience as a teenager gave him ‘the bug’ for life. To add to the knowledge he gained on that trip, he also crewed on a boat to the Galapagos and ran a yacht services business for a few years.
We’re not really sure where this trip will take us and where we’ll end up – and that’s part of the fun!