I thought I would share some of the many questions we’ve been bombarded with since we’ve started sharing our plans of adventure. The most common one, at least recently, is
Did you buy a boat yet? No, we haven’t bought a boat yet. We can’t buy a boat until we sell our house. No, we havn’t listed our house yet, so no we didn’t buy a boat yet.
Followed closely by, Are you looking at boats? Well yeah! Daily or weekly or when ever I find the time between fixing up our house for sale, repairing and manageing rentals, servicing ATMs, hanging out with the kids/spouse, screwing off (we’re easily distracted), and a whole host of other items not mentioned here. Heck yes, we’re looking at boats.
Aren’t you worried about pirates? Of course were worried about pirates. Aren’t you worried about home invasions? Aren’t you worried about car jackings? What about muggings or random crazy person shooting up a movie theater or bar. ( Absolutly no disrespect to victoms and their frends and families in CO. Our hearts go out deeply to them.) I use these examples to illustrate that terrible things can happen right here in our own back yards just like they can on the high seas. Of course we’ll try to avoid going to places known for this type of violence.
What do you do at night when you want to go to sleep? If we’re on an overnight passage then not everyone will be able to sleep at the same time, but remember, there are three of us on board so making two or three hour shifts per person affords 4 to 6 hour naps for the others.