During the next scheduled 2 week rat race reprieve (aka vacation) we went to Marathon, Florida. While there, we came across a brochure for a dinner cruise offered by Sunny Sail Charters. We had a great time, and it was there that we found out that our hosts Bill and Laura actually lived aboard the boat we were on full time. The seed was planted.
I came back from vacation and started looking into what it would "really be like" to live on a sailboat. I started reading e-books and blogs of people who have done it. The more I researched, the more I realized that living aboard a sailboat ticked a lot of the boxes we've been wanting to include in our lifestyle change:
- Energy efficient, off-grid - check (with solar and/or wind, watermaker).
- Get rid of excess space that just collects junk - big check.
- Reduced cost of living - check.
- Living where we vacation - check.
- Travel - check.
So, that is how this crazy idea got started. Looking forward to the journey.