Planning vs Spontaneous

Our Boat is named SpontaneoUs.  The name represents Doug and I and our view on doing things.  We often fly by the seat of our pants and decide to do things… well, now.  We don’t very often limit our future to a set plan.

The purchase of the boat was a pretty Spontaneous decision as I explained here. Continue reading “Planning vs Spontaneous”

Summer is Almost Over… we are still here.

I can’t believe September is over.  The boat will be winterized soon.

As you can see our ducks didn’t get into a row and we did not leave the dock to follow the sun to begin our Great Loop.  We don’t really have a reason, excuse.  Life is just busy and happening.  I guess that is why all the sailing blogs I read advise to just cut the dock lines and go.  Don’t plan too much or you will never leave.  We have enjoyed our summer here on Lake Simcoe but to be honest, its a huge lake and I’m not in love.  The surf is big on a windy day and that just isn’t a fun time to float around the lake at anchor and we don’t love it in a marina slip. Continue reading “Summer is Almost Over… we are still here.”

I’m Frugal and Sensible… Wait! Maybe I’m not!

We have been actively looking for our boat.  Our Perfect Boat.  The boat to make our “Great Loop” dream possible.  Let me tell you it is exhausting.  And let me tell you everyone has their opinions/thoughts about the perfect boat.  And let me tell you – there are a few problems with this search.

  • Problem 1: We have a budget.
  • Problem 2: Douglas is a point of purchase / spur of the moment / spontaneous kind of shopper.  He sees it – he buys it.
  • Problem 3: I am a “I’m gonna barf” when I actually think about putting my name on a sales agreement for anything that costs a lot of money kind of shopper so – I tend to try to talk myself out of things at the last minute.

Continue reading “I’m Frugal and Sensible… Wait! Maybe I’m not!”