Back at the end of 2013 I decided (apropos of nothing) that I wanted to live on a sailboat. Armed with only a copy of This Old Boat and my blissful ignorance of anything to do with boats, sailing or handiwork I bought the first boat I looked at, a mere 3 hours drive + 2 hours ferry ride away. What a great idea!

Luckily the boat (a Cherubini designed Hunter 36) turned out not to have anything too disastrously wrong with it, so with a lot of time, money and reading I managed to get it into a livable condition. And then I discovered I liked sailing…

Things escalated from there and now, just over four years later, I’m preparing to head out around the world, leaving in May 2018. Come follow along!

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A slightly panic inducing list

With 72 days till the last day of work, the swiftsure race and the start of my trip, here are the things I still need to do in preparation (making lists is a good way to feel like you are doing stuff without actually doing stuff, love ’em) Boat Things I can do in the water Build\get built a hard dodger Buy and install more chain (probably 150 foot more for a total of 200 foot) Finish/Buy...

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I handed in my notice at work!

So another stepping stone crossed off. I handed in my notice at work this week, meaning that I have just 3 months left (does ALL the air guitar) I was originally going to do it at the end of the week as I was planning to leave on the 31st May, however I realised that Swiftsure is on the 25th-27th and I wasn’t going to want to go back to work for a week after that. So last day is the 25th!...

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Shaking off the rust. Badly.

Last weekend I decided to take the boat out for the weekend and go to Orcas, as it had been almost SIX MONTHS since I had gone anywhere, what with the painting, the battery install and the crappy weather. I didn’t really bother prepping for it the night before and then on Saturday morning I had to reinstall the new alternator which I still hadn’t done yet. Which turned out to need a...

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In double figures!

I’m not referring to my IQ (actually I could be I have no idea what it is) but the number of days (99) before I leave to start my trip (or as one of my friends ominously said, ‘become a concept’. What does that even mean?!) Hitting such a milestone has made me look at the stuff I need to do that is NOT boat related sort out a medical kit (hopefully if I just get a bunch of...

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Back in Victoria, a quick recap and cartoon matt

Sorry for the lack of updates but between being in Ottawa for almost three weeks, my fulltime job being insanely busy and the god awful weather here (it’s been gusting over 50 knots 2 outta the last 4 days and rained like 30 out of 40 days)) over the last month has meant I’ve really not got much done on the boat – I haven’t even put on the new alternator! More news soon,...

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