This is us. We are in Ft. Pierce, Florida for now. Our adventures have taken us from Deadhorse to Moose Factory, from Caniapiscau to Kodiak, and from James Bay to the Yucatan. Now we aspire to sail slowly around the world with our little family.
Jacob grew up sailing with his family in Florida. He is a software engineer and a wild-eyed voluntaryist. April had never sailed herself until we bought Lark. She is a professional mom, and a part-time psychotherapist. Our kids are Audrey, age 7, and Lorelei, age 4, and our dog Sweet Pea, age 11. Audrey loves swimming, skiing, reading, and any type of crafting. Lorelei loves playing dress up, swimming and painting. We are all really excited to do more and more sailing. Soon!
There’s a great book, Sell up and Sail. Well, we’ve sold up and are sailing! As Bill and Laurel put it, we are ready to, “abandon brick walls and gardens, property taxes, and interference from authorities who continually tried to order what we might or might not do.”
“Have we not, some people ask, merely exchanged one set of problems for another? Yes, in a sense. We have exchanged the insoluble problems of politics, the fast pace of modern life, the battles with bureaucracy, the appaling proliferation of paper which push one to the edge of madness, for problems of wind and wave and how and where to go next.”
The plan, generally, is to sell our house (which we did last October), cut our expenses, pay off our debt, buy our boat (which happened last June), and go. Go where? Everywhere! What does that look like in detail? We are not sure, we’re making it up as we go.