A couple of newlyweds that packed up their stuff and moved to the coast in search of a sailboat.
I grew up on an island off of the west coast of Canada. I have always been around water and boats but never a sailboat. I knew nothing about sailing and the thought of sailing around the world had never crossed my mind. Although, I do love to travel. My aunt bought me a ticket to Costa Rica when I was 18 and I have been nomadic ever since. I have been to a few places; Guam, Saipan, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Australia. At one point, I moved to Mexico and worked at my uncle’s bar in Cancun. Then it was time to pack the bags and explore some more, so I moved to Germany and traveled around Europe for a while. After Europe I made my way back to the beautiful island of Guam and that is where I met Bobby.
I grew up in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, hours from the coastline. It wasn’t until I joined the Navy that I felt drawn to the ocean. Being underway in the middle of the Atlantic, sitting on the flight deck late at night and enjoying the silence was the peace I needed in my life. Over the years no matter where I went I could always feel the pull of the ocean. I read books and searched the web for information about boats. From trawlers to sailboats always dreaming of one day having my own boat and setting out to explore the world. I did not get my first taste of sailing until years later when I was living on Guam. I went out with a friend on his 35-foot catamaran. We would go for day sails where I learned the basics of sailing and manned the helm while Captain Tom relaxed. While this increased my desire to own a sailboat it remained just a dream.