Sunday, August 22, 2010
New Boat Odessa
Wow... it's been a whirlwind year. Sold the tri and got Odessa, a MacGregor 65. We're a big step further into our plan, living onboard and loving the experience. Lot's of maintenance and paperwork but we'll get there eventually. The whole family has come alive with excitement and learning to live in a smaller space with less resources... it shows us how much fun doing without can be.
Being outside the US has been very liberating, no PC, lots of tolerance for others and a completely different perspective on the world... it reminds me of my younger days traveling the world. The people here in the islands come from every corner of the world and are not as "self absorbed" as the general US population. Not that it's bad in the US, just different and so far the difference is very welcome.
The next step is to be able to survive long term... we still have work in the US and rely on it to put food on the table, but alternatives are everywhere and there's no place like it to make a transition, no snow at least. We do miss our friends up north and welcome them to come and visit... it's tough right now with the economy and even in the states, people are struggling and uncertain of their future.