1. Where are you heading?
South. How far south? Well, our current plan has us heading down towards Grenada but we’ll be making plenty of stops before we get there!
Well, the above was our original plan, and we certainly did it, but now everyone wants to know “what’s next?” Our current “plan,” circa 2012, is to once again head to Grenada for hurricane season. After that, who knows! We may head west towards the ABCs, Columbia and Panama.
2. When did you set off cruising?
We left Kingston, Ontario on July 31, 2010.
3. How long are you going to do this for?
How does one really answer a question like that? Forever is what I usually say, knowing of course that it won’t really be the case. Unlike many others Rebecca and I have no 4-year plan to circumnavigate the globe and then move on to the next big thing (we think such a plan is very cool, it’s just not what we’re up for).
I remember reading a thread on Sailnet, an internet forum catering to sailers and cruisers, that asked the question “Would you get bored of cruising?” One of the replies stuck out in my mind. The poster said “I got bored…but it took six years. Best six years of my life! Nothing has to be forever to be worth doing!” In my mind that is perfect!
4. Soooo, you are retiring?
Um, sorry, but no. Retiring by my definition implies that we would have enough money to live on without working. Quite the contrary I am afraid.
5. Where will we get money to live?
If we had all the answers today it wouldn’t be such an adventure, would it? It will all work out… we just need to believe
6. Why a Catamaran (as opposed to a monohull)?
There are plenty of links out there which tackle the Cat vs. Monohull debate. A simple Google search will pull up plenty! Shallow draft, no healing and plenty of space are just a few of the Cat’s many advantages. It is almost easier to list the downsides to purchasing a Cat as the list is much shorter. Higher cost and lower availability of good, used cruising Cats seem to be the two biggies.
7. How do you connect to the internet so frequently?
Here are all the dirty details.
8. What camera do you use for all of your photos?
The vast majority of the photos on this blog were taken with a Canon PowerShot D10. We also shoot some pics with our Canon 30D with a variety of lenses. The newest addition to our camera arsenal is our GoPro HD Hero 2.
9. How much does it cost to cruise?
You probably won’t like the answer but here are our thoughts on the subject.