I'm Gary and my lady is Donna
Donna and I have been graced with a 1971 Coronado 27 topmast sloop. She's in rough shape and in need of lots of TLC. The Avalon, not my lady. We are planning on learning about sailing/cruising from the fin keel bottom up. I've sailed dinghies in small lakes and Donna has taken sailing lessons from a local marina. This should be entertaining.
We're a couple of near 60's who've seen lots of life and are looking for more. Our earliest dreams included sailing and now that we are here in our lives, no kids and just us, it's time to start living life again. Donna is an LPN and I'm a musician/singer/handyman. We live and work in the Gulfport, FL area and love living on the water. Now we're gonna start the process of living on the hook. Downsize, simplify, minimize, organize, work and save. Should take a few years to get it down. By then the hope is we'll be in a position to purchase 34' + and start living the life.
It is our hope that we can get to know some of the expat communities around the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, maybe even up the west coast of Central America. Have a lot of fun, make a lot of friends, play a little music and make a little money once in a while. It don't get much better than that.
Oops! I hear the laughter of the gods. Time to stop dreaming and start doing.