We woke up this morning bobbing ever so slightly. Sleepily, thoughts crossed our minds. What is the plan for today? Within a matter of a few sentences we decided that today we move. Move to another country.
It is exactly this sort of freedom that appeals to us. Being able to move your entire house to a new country. Within an hour, pull the anchor and sail around the corner to the next island. Find a new place with a different story. A different vibe. There are of course a few hoops to jump thru. Customs and Immigration needs to be appeased with the usual paperwork and about ten to twenty dollars. But it is a wonderful way to spend time on this planet. Free of rush hours. Free of the many possessions that weigh you down with land life. Having everything contained inside a portable vessel. Constantly on the move. Constantly being exposed to new experiences.1 Comment
Well, we have a little catching up to do. Two months ago we arrived in Puerto Rico and for two months we have been meandering through the Virgin Islands. Now we are onto the leeward islands as head south to Grenada for Hurricane season. So what’s with the delay? Well we had guests. We had […]
Bear with us as we work on our video editing skills. Somewhat embarrassed by this video but in the spirit of progress, we’ve pushed this out anyways. More to come in terms of video soon.
Quickly we realized that Ben needed a car for the gathering of engine parts while living in Fajardo. What we didn’t realize was that Puerto Rico was one of those places where people drive however they want. Ben pulled out his race car driver mode as he navigated around half of Puerto Rico in preparation of […]
After a week at sea, we were happy to tuck into a decent marina in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. We slept and rested for a day. Then it was off to work. We had major issues with our transmissions not going into gear. Days prior to departing the Bahamas the starboard engine wouldn’t consistently go into […]
Day 5 – Alone & Near Mutiny (By Ben) Perspective: We’re pretty far away from civilization now. Haven’t seen any freighters for about a day. It’s night time. 4 in the morning. It’s dark. No moon. Just stars and a big empty ocean. I lay on the front of my boat as it gently bobs […]
Day 3 – Fish, Wind & Life Lessons. (By Ash) Wind. Finally! We sailed without the engine for about 6 hours making good time compared to the last couple days. But with the wind came the waves and that made today well, ugh. It’s hard to explain the wave action. There is both a forward jerky […]
Day 1 – Outwitted & Out Played (By Ben) We pulled anchor several hours later than scheduled. The water was just too crystal clear that morning that it enticed us to a few more swims. It was as if the Bahamas were tempting us. Questioning our decision to leave; “Hey, check out how beautiful I […]