You have to first dream it to be able to live it. Everyone tells us we will be living the dream of life time and jealous of our plans. I’m not sure everyone would choose to do what we are going to do. Would you be willing to give up your house and all of your belongings, at least for a couple of years? Jump on a motor yacht and cruise around the Americas & Caribbean with your partner? Everyone is thinking “hell yes”, but really think about it. Everything you know today is gone. Your every day will have challenges, a choice or decision that must be made. It is an unstable ever-changing environment that is without your kids, extended family and friends. Safety is the #1 priority and being aware of what to watch for with risks.
“Dream big” people say…..and that is what we did. I don’t remember exactly how the dreaming started except that we thought it would be cool to take our yacht to the Inter-Coastal Waterway along the east cost (we live in Oregon). “Well, we must go through the Panama Canal to get to our destination”. This is what began the 5+ year journey with our dream. We talked to other “yachters” (not a real word, which I will now use more) and heard about so many fun and interesting locations. Over the years we have checked out many marinas, bays, islands destinations, via in person, on-line, TV shows etc, which kept us focused on our dream. When you dream of something so big and so far in the future, it is somehow unreal when the actual adventure is within arms reach.
The story, for us, started long ago, but for YOU and our process of writing about it, this is the beginning. This is our dream, our once in a life time adventure. We want to live it and do it before we are too old, too lazy, think it is too hard and just don’t do it. Please come along with us on our adventure of a life time. Please share your thoughts, ideas and topics you would like us to cover. Please comment and let us know what you think and what questions you have. This is the first of many of our planning articles, which will include where we want to go & when, how we picked our boat, what we are doing to get ready etc, etc, etc.
Thank you for following us and reading our soon to be crazy writings. -Angela Enloe
Dan Enloe – Navy Captain submarine force – retired 2009, Engineering Manager, Intel, 31 yrs, Grew up boating with many hours on the water. Sea Scouts, Annapolis class “79 Angela Enloe – IT Director, XPO Logistics (Con-way) retired (for now), has held many IT jobs over the years, in love with adventures and quickly adapted to the excitement and challenges of boating