I admit it, we’ve been telling everyone a bit of a fib
I have to admit it, for more than 6 months, we’ve been telling a bit of a fib. Or, at least, a partial truth. For months, as we sat stationary in Grenada, and now here in Martinique, we have been systematically selling all of our possessions. People would ask, “Why are you getting rid of everything?” We’d do our best to explain that, for a period of time, we owned two boats, and because the new one came full of things that we already owned, we ended up with duplicates and triplicates of many items. So, we were just cleaning house, trying to raise our waterline. Of course, trying to explain why we were selling our brand new life raft was a bit more difficult.
It was just a little fib
While the justification we shared was partially true – our new boat did come full of stuff – everyone can likely see now that we already had our bike plan in the works, and were simply getting rid of items that we knew would be unnecessary during this next chapter of our adventures. It’s kind of funny actually. Prospective cruisers work very hard to pare down their belongings so that they can fit what remains onto a boat. We did the same thing prior to leaving Canada, and the process took us months, and a lot of effort. Well, imagine being forced to carry everything that you own on a bicycle, and because you’ll be traveling up and down mountains, you want those bikes to be as light as possible. Yeah, we’re really selling all our stuff!
Sorry for the fib! 🙂
The fact is that the number of things we have with us here that we believe will be useful on our bike journey can fit into a small cupboard. In fact, that’s where we have it all stored. I’m also betting that when push comes to shove, a number of the items that we have saved won’t even make the cut. On the bright side, when it comes time to leave the Caribbean by plane, we won’t require a bunch of big suitcases.