My trip quickly became our trip. We sailed from Ventura to Key West, via the Panama Canal. We visited Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, and Cuba. We had more fun and adventure during our seven-month trip than either of us could have possibly imagined.
Afterward, we finished school, we married, we bought a house, we got some pets, and we had kids. That was a 14-year break break from cruising during which we headed down the expected path. We're now chucking it all to live differently, again, but this time with two additional crew (and a dodger). We don't have any illusions that this trip will be a repeat. We are different, our boat is different, and our crew and considerations are different. And this time we are in it together from the planning stages--and we are open, eager, and excited to see exactly what is in store for us, and to document it here.