What's This All About?
Just like thousands of others. we jumped on the "lets quit work and sail around" bandwagon. This was no recent rash decision, we had actually been thinking of doing this for years - about 17 in fact. The majority of that time was a very vaguely talked about dream of a future undertaking as we went about living our lives, but now here we are.
We actively worked towards this goal for 3 years. Darrin left corporate America in October 2017 and Linda followed in February 2018 and are now living the cruising dream!
This website is primarily a way for our wonderfully supportive families to follow along with our travels, and also a way for us to remember how we went a bit crazy, bought a boat and sailed away, in search of a life (a little) less ordinary.
For our current travels you can check out our blog here.
Blogs & YouTube Channels we follow
As the idea of leaving work and sailing south evolved and our plans solidified, we spent a lot of time researching and dreaming about our cruising life. Every day we'd come home from work and would either read a blog or watch a video - it galvanized us into action because we knew we could make this work if we wanted it badly enough! Others did it - so could we - and we did! Here are a few we found particularly inspiring and motivating. I hope they inspire you too, regardless of what your dream is!
Where Are We?
We're in sunny Puerto Vallarta!
We left La Paz in December to transit the Sea of Cortez over to the mainland and spent Christmas in Mazatlan before moving on to Puerto Vallarta.
It goes without saying that it's been a bit of a crazy year. In March we isolated completely on the boat as the COVID-19 numbers steadily increased here, as they did the world over. As summer approached and the heat became unbearable (despite aircon), we decided to take shore leave for a few months and moved into a lovely condo on the beach. This was a perfect time to get some boat projects done too! We're back on the boat now and preparing to go sailing.
We've updated the ways for you to contact us or see where we're located:
We have an Iridium Go! tracker on board. When we're underway you can see where we are by clicking here.
You can also message us any time via this page. Our phone number is +881 6234 92441. Alternatively, if your cell provider allows you to send SMS messages to a New Zealand number, you can text us at that number as well.
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