After spending nearly 20 years clocking in and clocking out of a 9-5 job, our goal for the near future is to make fewer commitments of our time. Now that our lives on a sailboat will largely be dictated by the weather, making plans would not be of much help anyway.
As many of you know, April and I have a small addiction of starting businesses. Having run a food truck, an online retail shop and multiple real estate businesses, we have made the commitment to one another that we will NOT start another business for at least 1 YEAR. (Let’s see if we can hold to that.) Other than that we have no major plans.
So where will we go?
Without a formal plan, we hope to travel at our own pace to whatever locations peaks our curiosity. But like I had said above, life will be dictated by the weather. With any luck, we won’t see “Winter” until sometime in 2020.
If we end up with a full circumnavigation of the world, we will need to follow weather windows. This allows us to safely travel across each of the oceans at the ideal time of the year. This is the primary factor for leaving Seattle in August. By doing this, we can expect reasonable wind and sea conditions on our way out of the North Pacific. This is harder to find during the winter months. It is this strategy that we will continue to keep in the forefront of our minds as we travel west for the next 3-5 years.
Below is a rough map of the direction we MIGHT sail. But as the old saying goes, “All plans are written in sand at low tide.”