Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Marathon, FL 24º42.366N | 81º5.669W

When you throw yourself into something new, like sailing full time, for instance, you never know how it will turn out. Will you love it or hate it? Is it what you thought it would be? The number one question we fielded about our plans was: What if you don't like it? 

When we sold the wine shop in 2010, we put away an untouchable nest egg and, with the rest, we gave ourselves a gift for fulfilling our 5-year plan: one year of cruising without worrying about income.

And what a year it was. Simply fabulous. We learned enough to fill a book (more on that later) including, most importantly, that this life fits us like a wetsuit (and it's just as hard to get on).

So we've paused for a few months to start some new business ventures to finance our new wetsuit, I mean, life.

Chip is channeling 30 years of experience in the wine business in two directions, one of them you can read about on his website:

He has some wine gigs planned in southern Florida in April and May, so we'll be floating around in these lovely environs until June.

For my part, I have my nose in a computer 6+ hours a day writing two (!) books about cruising as well as some freelance writing and editing.

The plan, always to be taken with a grain of sea salt, is to keep Cara Mia in Brunswick, Georgia, during hurricane season, June through October. You'll just have to stay tuned to find out what great things we'll be doing during that time!

After hurricane season, we'll be poised in southern Georgia to set off on a new aquatic adventure. Hope you'll be coming along....

1 comment:

  1. Count us in! We'd follow you anywhere;) Love, Jess, Gia and GR