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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
That quote has been attributed to Mark Twain, but even if it was said by someone else, it is wholly appropriate for this journey. Today, I sit behind my desk, lines still attached to the dock, but I know that we’re starting to work towards the day where we’ll be able to point our bow out of the marina and set off to explore this great blue marble we live on. For several years, the Admiral (a nickname of my wife’s choosing) and I have dreamed about taking off on our own circumnavigation. That day will not be tomorrow, nor is it likely to be in the immediate future, but we are already undertaking the steps necessary to make the dream happen.
This blog will help chronicle our process of searching for a boat, getting that boat ready and then eventually will document our trip when we decide we’re ready to begin. The Admiral and I will both be writing posts as we each want to share and remember experiences from our own points of view. Years from now, we hope to be able to look back on this blog and enjoy all the memories we’ve created together. And in the meantime, we look forward to sharing our adventure with you and perhaps providing a bit of inspiration to discover and follow your own dreams.