Jim and Nancy had a different dream for their retirement. They imagined themselves traveling to remote settlements on tropical Islands in theirsailboat - meeting the people, learning the history, enjoying the environment, and givinga little back along the way. Their biggest challenge was how to accomplish that without the means of the qrich and famous.q They were a late-in-life couple; starting over in their forties. They didn't have trust funds and stock portfolios - just government jobs with modest pensions, 401K's and social security. They didn't even have a boat yet. What they did have was a plan. Sail with Jim and Nancy on their 41 footsailboat, Solitaire, during their first year ascruisers. Read Jim's journals and Nancy'slogs as they travel from New England to theBahamas; learning one lesson after anotherand getting ready to venture into moreremote areas of the world.In addition to struggling with the generator problem, during the past month and a half, we made new fabric covers for all the hatches, repaired and ... We purchased charts, electronic map kits and cruising guides for everywhere we might decide to travel. ... next seven months: wine, spirits and other beverages; canned and frozen meats; vegetables; rice and pasta; staples; household goods; and cat food.
|Author||:||James and Nancy Aadland|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2008-11-25|