Monday, October 06, 2008

Ask and you shall receive...

So, Scott and I have been planning this "trip" pretty much since the day we met...being that we are both a significant part "dreamer" with a dose of "realist" in the mix (okay, me a little more than he) - we knew we needed the boat before much else...that, we figured, is the first step. But how!?! What kind of boat?! When!?! How big?! Where do we even begin!? Initial internet searches were daunting...

This summer we did quite a bit of sailing - both racing on our respective racing teams as well as "booze cruising" with our friends on other days. One such day, Scott and I were on the dock just admiring boats and waxing poetic about our future trip...we came upon a boat, "Sea Fever", on the dock. She's an old Ketch boat designed by Pearson Yachts in the 60's - fat as a pig and a little rough around the edges - but a sturdy and beautiful boat built for live-aboard and world-cruising...We both agreed, "This is the kind of boat to sail around the world in". She needs elbow greese for sure, but her beauty is not masked by her age. Scott, ever the optimist said "I'm going to write a note and see if she's for sale"...so he did.

Fast forward to a few weeks later and a frantically excited phone call from Scott ,"Britt!! The boat IS for sale!! The owner just called me back!!". And so it begins...the beautiful old ketch, Sea Fever, is within our reach...stay tuned as we keep you posted on our progress of making our dreams to travel the world by wind become reality!

xo
Brittany

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice! It will look really nice with some new Q sails :)

I hope that it all works out for you guys!
TB

Schussycat said...

What a wonderful life you two are planning! Let me know if you need a skipper...

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the Adventure. Be sure and keep us posted as to where you kids end up so we visit!

TGS

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