We are a family of four: Justin, Lynita (me), Kynan (5) and Leora (3).
For over a decade we’ve dreamed of a life afloat. It’s taken a while but on Kynan’s 5th birthday (13 October 2017), we launched our boat and into a life afloat.
How did we get here? The biggest step was getting serious about ‘the plan’ and considering ‘the plan’ in every decision we made. This took several years: Saving money and having a financial goal as well as buying (and selling) properties. We’ve been fortunate enough to have good jobs and good luck. Then kids came along, add another four years…..
We stopped work in June 2016, and spent two months exploring Australia’s SE coast in the middle of winter. From that we learnt to live together in a small space. Then we moved to SE Asia where we spent 9 months fixing and sailing on Justin’s parents’ boat. We liked it enough to look for our own boat.
Lots of research and searching later, we found our dream boat – a 30 year old 44ft Oyster. She is in need of some TLC, But! We reached our goal! (Now I hope we like it.)
I anticipate our challenges will be many, but hopefully they are small(ish) and overcome-able.
Follow our journey.