- I have just completed a 2 years Masters degree and am officially unemployed as of July 1
- I have met a lovely woman who is a keen adventurer, does not get seasick often, and grew up without indoor plumbing (all valuable cruising traits!)
- I have recently sold a house and have put away enough to do some extended cruising
- I have lived on a boat for more than a year and accumulated a modest amount of cruising experience over the last 10 years - enough to risk trying a longer passage.
I would be crazy to turn away from this opportunity...