Well this is it – our first entry on our new blog. It has been an incredible journey – who would have thought that making a life long held dream come true was so hard. When you want something bad enough – I do believe that you can make it happen. And we have – well almost. The children are thriving and building their wonderful lives and family are all well and so we thought – lets do it … lets get out on the Ocean and have an adventure of a lifetime – Why not!
We will be living onboard her from 1st November in Sunny exotic Portsmouth, then in early December, we will set sail – initially to the Algarve then on….
Perhaps we will be having Sardines and not Turkey for Christmas. When I say we… I will be ‘sailing’ on Brittany Ferries and Mark will be travelling with our amazing professional crew – Yes crossing Biscay in December – a journey of 12 days ( or more dependant on the weather)
We are building our sailing experience so we consider taking a professional Skipper and crew is important on more challenging crossings to ensure we have fun and we are safe.
We will be popping back to the UK for work things and family things – but as none of the kids are planning on marriage or kids anytime soon we thought – “Urmm , we could live anywhere so why not..live anywhere” We are not retiring we are um – adventuring – to us its a new way of living – not stopping work – just working differently – for us it is a more exciting and innovative way to live life. So the plan? well it is only really broad right now – which we love
We will be tootling around the Med until October 2015 when we will be in the Canaries in preparation for crossing the Atlantic to St Lucia in November– We have already booked our place for ARC 2015 so we are committed
So weather it’s a visit to the Med in 2014 or to the Carribean from Dec 2015 we hope you will join us at some point.
We will still be in London until the 30th October, then we are popping to Manchester to say hi to family then we are heading to our beloved Nun Monkton for few nights and then then we are driving to Portsmouth where our boat – previously “il Sogno” soon to be renamed “Magic” will be delivered from Holland.
Of course our gorgeous dogs Bear and May will be joining us for the Adventure – they will soon be salty sea Dogs
We hope you like her – you can turn the volume down unless you speak dutch!
Hope you like her as much as we do
Here we go!