A momentous event is that Rene and I have now both finished up at our workplaces. It was pretty surreal packing up my desk and saying goodbye to all of my colleagues and students. Some people have found it personally challenging that we have chosen not to work for the rest of the year (and possibly beyond). Some of my students assumed that I must be super rich to be able to do this (I wish!!). Which got me thinking that others might also assume this so I thought I'd better dispel that myth. We can afford to take the rest of the year off because (once we're set up) cruising is a VERY affordable method of traveling! The only expenses we'll have are diesel, food supplies, wireless internet/mobile phone and boat maintenance/repair. No car rego, fuel, fashion, cafes, take-out, rent, rates, movies etc. etc.
Our relatively meagre savings will (hopefully) suffice for much longer than if we were to travel by plane and have to pay for accommodation - we're taking our home with us and sailing is free!Live simply and simply live :)
Of course, any donations would be greatly appreciated!! hahaha ;D