How It All Started
I grew up in a little fishing and tourist town on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, a few miles from Cook Inlet. My Dad owned a boat, and we spent summers on the Kenai River fishing for salmon. My Dad was the adventurous type. For years he wanted to buy a sailboat, but plans fell through and he never fulfilled his dream. Eventually he gave up and settled for golf.
Despite my Dad’s dream, the idea of living on a sailboat, or even owning a sailboat, never occurred to me. Not until I stumbled on a book on options trading titled Live on the Margin by Patrick Schulte and Nick O’Kelly. It opened my eyes to the idea of living on a sailboat and sailing the world.
The realization that this lifestyle embodied pretty much everything I want (travel, freedom from corporate life & suburbia, ocean adventures), I was hooked on the idea. I’ve spent the past few years trying to convince the Captain that we can save the money and make it happen, and I think I’m slowly chipping away at any reservations.
We took our ASA 101 sailing class before our 1st stowaway arrived, and have been watching a few sailing vlogs while we wait on stowaway #2 (July 2018). Vlogs we currently enjoy are Sailing Zatara and SV PRISM on Youtube.
Next weekend we fly to Richmond, CA to attend the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show. We will tour liveaboard boats in person, and get a feel for what we like. Check back for pics and thoughts on our impressions of real sailboats!