This blog documents my transition from stay-at-home mom to sailor. I have virtually no sailing experience. But, I have a yen for adventure. Our family plans to buy a boat, and live afloat for 5 or 6 years, possibly to circumnavigate the globe.
My husband has some sailing experience, but not enough to call him “Skipper”. We are both taking sailing courses in the next six months with the hopes to begin our live aboard adventure in July 2015. Our goal is to become competent blue water navigators and cruisers.
Becoming a sailor is about learning the language of sailing – where “ropes” are “lines”, and boats that “tilt” now “heel”. Becoming a sailor also means learning about home schooling our four children, medical first aid and insurance, small engine repair, how to cook in a galley, and how to pack our belongings.
In the coming months, we will pack up our belongings and rent our house. We will sell our van. And, I hope to use this blog to document this process and help to keep me accountable for our progress.