Wow, Where did the last 9 months go?
We had a great Cruise on Moonlighting during August 2016, we slowly drifted down the Cornish coast, stopping at Falmouth, the River Helford and Penzance before heading across to the Isles of Scilly for a week before heading back to Plymouth for school, work and the resumption of business as usual. Groan……
Since then we received the exciting news that Will’s application for a 12 month sabbatical has been approved from work which will commence in the Summer of 2017. We plan to use this time to go sailing on Moonlighting further afield, spend time together as a family and seek out new adventures and horizons. We received this news around Christmas and since then we have been working incredibly hard to prepare the house for renting and getting the boat ready for long distance cruising.
Our life at present is largely governed by ‘to do’ lists……decorating, plumbing and meeting rental regulations at home; while the boat is a floating workshop for bed construction, davit fitting and the purchase of loads of new kit including sat comms, extra water tanks, WIFI antennas etc etc etc.
So the great news is we have a year off coming up and we plan to spend it together as a family sailing to new destinations, the challenge right now for us to get everything in place to make this possible. Hopefully the next few months will be the short term pain in order to enjoy the long term gain!
I hope to write again soon…..Will.