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It seems to me that acquiring the money for our dream will be an even greater challenge than learning the skills to accomplish it (how to sail for starters). As we see it we will require money for 2 areas: Money to buy our sailboat (our new home) Money to live Being total newbies to sailing we really have no idea how "big" a 35' boat is (in actual living space, etc.) We are really looking forward to our trip…

The mysteries of the web continue to perplex me. I spent the last 24 hours troubleshooting this Blog and our other websites. It is quite frustrating when you get different results from different computers. It all seems well enough now (even though I am not completely certain why). Although I am certain life on a sailboat will be filled with challenges too, hopefully they will be much more tangible and easier to see!

Quite possible the last nice weekend of the year has come and gone and we were extremely happy to be by a river where an old Laser was begging to be let loose on the water. The post title said this was our first sail even though that is not completely true. I have been out with others a couple of times in the past. Rebecca has even sailed a Laser solo as a young girl. I described this as…

Now it actually feels like a plan instead of just a dream! While shopping online for more sailing books we stumbled across a link for Offshore Sailing's "Fast track to Cruising" course. Instantly excited by the course's description we fired off an email looking for more info. We were both shocked and impressed when within 2 hours we received a phone call from Carrie, a rep. at Offshore Sailing, calling to give us info on the course. We were even…

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