Have you ever dreamt about sailing away to adventure in your own sailboat and exploring the oceans of this beautiful planet of ours? The excitement, the freedom, the sheer joy of sailing and visiting the myriad exotic places along the way? Hawaii, The Caribbean, San Blas Islands, South America, The Galapagos Islands, Marquesas, French Polynesia, Tonga, and on to New Zealand and Australia. These are but a few and the list is endless.
Can you feel the excitement, following months of planning, of finally setting sail on your first passage? The exultation of leaving port for the first time on the first leg of your adventure of a lifetime? Believe me it is a wonderful feeling setting off, knowing that you have months ahead of you to sail the oceans with absolutely no restrictions, free to sail where your fancy takes you.
And, as you leave behind you, all those limitations of land living – work, the day to day affairs, traffic congestion, city living, pollution and more – a weight will lift away from you and it will be replaced, slowly at first, by a growing and wonderful sense of freedom. As you take the first drafts of fresh air deep into your lungs, filling them to the bottom, you will come to realize there is no substitute in this world for it.
My reasons, and I have two of them, for getting you started are much more important and personal. Having made the trip myself over four years and experiencing the whole gamut of emotions from the highs and the lows, the excitement and exultation and the pure pleasure and self fulfilment of the achievement, I want to encourage you to get started sooner rather than later. You know, you could dream about making a trip to the Antarctic, or climb Mt. Everest, or even take a trip into space, but we know that for most of us this will never happen as it is beyond our budget.
But, you can sail around the world on a modest budget and enjoy the most fantastic experiences that will remain everlasting in your memory. Once completed you will have these treasured memories forever. Wouldn’t it be sad to miss all of these wonderful lifetime experiences just because you couldn’t get over that first mental hurdle of beginning? My job is to get you over that hurdle.
My second reason, and this is tied into Global Warming and Climate Change. There may be a time coming in the future when a trip like this may be more restricted. We have little control over this in the short term, but we do know right now that we can set sail knowing the weather is still our friend, and are able to visit all of these wonderful destinations.
So now is the time to begin and start your planning – remember the great Nike tag line? ‘Do it Now’, don’t put it off – you will never regret beginning and then you will wonder why you never started sooner.