Our story- who we are: We are a couple who sells almost everything they own buys a sailboat and begins the adventure of their lives.
OUR JOURNEY BEGAN IN 2006
While cruising through the Bahamas we did not have TV, so we read and we have real conversations; we have no timelines, no deadlines, and no rat race, little need to wear a watch; no schedules to meet, no appointments to go to, and no rush. We go to bed soon after the sun sets, and we get up not long after the sun rises. Your body does get into a real, natural rhythm that normally revolves around the sun…..Sounds good, right?
Now, admittedly, there ARE times of acute stress…strong thunderstorms, entering inlets at the less than ideal times, docking with strong currents or adverse winds, etc., but these don’t occur that often, and when they do occur, they are over quickly and you get back to enjoying yourself and your surroundings. There are no chronic stresses that reappear day after day after day.
When you live on a boat, you just don‘t have room for unnecessary things. You learn very quickly the things that are extremely important to a comfortable life floating, you keep those (or buy those),and you get rid of the rest. Of course, all my girly stuff had to come on board with me before any other items, i.e. creams, makeup etc.
We loved the warm weather and the water in the Bahamas are crystal clear with a white sandy bottom and across the surface area the multicolor shade of blue from torque to baby blue to dark blue just breathtaking, the beaches have white powdery sand. We enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, exploring uninhabited islands, shelling, walking beaches, seeing and experiencing the local culture. The people in the Bahamas in the more remote areas are humble and very friendly. While we do enjoy the solitude of remote anchorages, we also enjoy socializing occasionally. There are for both.
Greg loves spearfishing for food, especially when lobster season is open. During our time in the Bahamas, he hunted for lobster, grouper, anything that we could eat. He would do this while snorkeling/free diving (as opposed to scuba diving), so I would snorkel on the surface as he dove and hunt for our evening dinner. Sometimes, if there is a beach nearby, I would have Greg drop me off and I would enjoy the beach and keep an eye on him from there. Living aboard is not just being on the water it’s……
“Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a boat is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and sails; that’s what a ship or a boat needs. But, not what a boat is. What a boat really is, is freedom.”
Quoted by Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean:
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