The following is an excerpt from Sabbatical At Sea…..
It was already May, and the step from Planning into the actual Sailing phase was only a few weeks away. Were we in chaos? That would be an understatement! We were such good planners, surely?
What we thought would feel like organizing a somewhat longer than usual summer holiday aboard our boat, Regina, eventually turned out to be a bigger project than we had ever thought, even after reading all those books by liveaboards and cross-questioning every blue-water sailor we ever met.
It was now two weeks before the moving company was due to empty our House, our home, and take all our possessions, every stick of furniture, bed-sheet and winter coat, book and frying pan, to a storage warehouse. Just six weeks before, we’d not even made the fi nal decision to put the house up for sale. Planning comes with some flexibility in our Family, you see.
Another family we had been in contact with had just returned home with their two girls from a three-year circumnavigation. They had asked: “Why do you want to keep your house? Why don’t you sell it?” And we didn’t know … Continue reading..