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Preparations

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With only another 6 weeks to go, it is starting to get a little bit stressful and exciting all at once.  We are starting to feel the pinch of time closing in on us.  It seems that we have been planning this for such a long time so we should be ready to go...not the case!

It turns out that there are a lot more things that need to be done.  Tons of little things that you wouldn't really think about until its almost too late.  Things like updating passports, getting vaccinations (which is a story in itself...think of a human pin-cushion...ouch!), and lots of little boat projects that have been lingering. 

Since we leaving on an open ended trip, we are getting rid of all of our stuff as well.  When I mean all of our stuff, I mean ALL of our stuff.  We have lived aboard our boat for a long time so I always thought that we lived pretty minimalistic but it turns out that we have a lot of stuff to get rid of.  Cars, toys, trinkets, bikes, photos, extra clothes, etc.....I am amazed at how…

The Plan

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I have been getting a lot of questions about where we are going to go and how long we are going to be gone so hopefully this will answer some of those questions.

The plan at this point is to sail north through British Columbia towards Alaska for the summer.  We will come back at the end of the summer and store our boat for about 8 to 10 months while we travel around the states in our camper.  After the state side adventure we will head back out on the boat and start our around the world sailing trip. 

We will follow the wind and weather patterns and make a pacific loop for our first leg of the trip.  This loop will take us down the coast through Mexico and Central America to Panama where we will turn right and head  to the Galapagos Islands.  After the Galapagos we will continue the loop out into the Pacific to the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands and on to New Zealand.  We will probably continue to Australia then up South East Asia and back across the Pacific t…