What follows is the current plan for the crew of the sailing vessel “Sionna”, as well as we can make it.
July 2016 – Move into a 36 foot RV in Rockport Maine while we finish readying the boat for a long cruise.
August 15, 2016 – Having moved aboard Sionna – our 32′ sailboat – we’ll drop the mooring in Rockland Harbor, and begin to work our way south. We’ll know we’ve gone far enough when the butter melts in the bilge. General intention is to make Bradenton/Sarasota Florida for Christmas, but the point is the journey – experiencing the charms and challenges of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Winter 2017 – From January through April we’ll be seeing what there is to be seen in the Florida Gulf Coast and Keys. No specifics are available or intended. Since it costs half as much for us to live on the boat as in a land house, anything is possible.
Spring 2017 – Leave the boat in Florida someplace safe, and fly back to Maine – and our RV – for the summer to work for cruising chips.
Fall-Winter 2017-’18 – return to Sionna in Florida, and cross to the Bahamas until Spring.
After that, we have absolutely no idea. And I like that.