The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.
After two years of planning and preparation we are now out enjoying our adventure. We have found the courage to cast off the known and accept that our future is uncertain. We have planned as well as we can and prepared as much as possible but now the time has come to finally “get out there and do it”.
It is a long time ago and we have come a long way since a young soldier stood at the helm of a yacht and dreamed of sailing without being constrained by time or “real life”.
After cruising in the Hebrides and enjoying the Scottish summer (about 10°C seemed normal and we had sun and rain almost every day) we are now heading south looking for warmth and more sun with less rain. As of September, we are in Portugal. At some point we passed the 2000 nautical mile mark.
There’s a race of men that don’t fit in, A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain’s crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don’t know how to rest.
Robert W. Service
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