Our last blog post in the sailblogs site was 30 Aug 2018
Latitude: 38 17.64N
Longitude: 00 30.95W
Those are the coordinates close to where we are now. Mike has made one trip over there as a scouting expedition and discovered several items that need attention prior to our departure in the fall.
One thing we found out is that our insurance will no longer be effective for US flagged vessels. This is a real problem and I'm not sure of why this has happened. Perhaps it's a political reason or economic. Nonetheless, we are on the hunt for insurance for double handed cruisers who sail cheaply and simply like us. I've discovered there are just a few of us out there still doing it the Pardy way. We are in luck though, we've found an outfit that still thinks about the little guy-the ones who have boats cheaper than $100,000. lol
We attended an ocean sailing seminar which was stellar. We're gained a lot of confidence from that weekend and feel as though we can handle the next challenge ahead of us. We invite you to join us and send us your comments and thoughts as we go forward. We really appreciate hearing from you. It will be a grand time taking you with us via the virtual world.
Mike & Monica
We plan to write some notes here about our sail trip and the preparations for it