It was nice to promote such conversation that gave me a bit more of an idea of what I am dealing with. I certainly don't want to cruise alone, occasionally is ok. Part of my sailing pleasure is sharing with Annette the passion I have with the sea.
My intention in buying the marina is basically shifting my work into a lifestyle situation with keeping Annette within a distance that she would be satisfied with. I'm not saying I don't care about my prospective grandchild because I am really looking forward to it.
The choice of hiring doesn't really excite me. So after much deliberation we have decided that we will keep our home and consolidate our business and fit in some local coastal hops and if I want to do some big trips I will get some mates to sail there and Annette will fly out and meet me for exploring.
Not exactly how I want to do it but it is a compromise.
Thanks to all, its nice to know we have friends out there we haven't met yet.
Rob & Annette
S/V Blue Lady