I’m putting this site live, after almost a month of blogging to myself, as things silently progressed. I was never sure if any of it was going to work, but things have happened so quickly I don’t know where to start… If you trace back through my archives, you will see gaps in the story, and that is a result of things happening faster than expected. I will hopefully at some stage go back over them and make amends.
I’m somewhat nervous about how people will take me. I spent weeks trying to figure out the best way to ‘represent’ myself. I asked a myriad of people, paced around inside my apartment, wrote multiple entries of my ‘About Me’ page… And, well this version you see now is what’s left. I don’t know if it’s the best version, or if my public image is completely wrong or not, but much like this entire journey, everything I’m doing is in part ‘winging it’. Having said that, I will learn, and things will progress. That’s the idea anyway.
As of today, the deposit is on the boat and it is resting ashore in the UK. Hopefully I will get to go down to the marina in a couple of weeks on work, allowing me to check out what I’ve gotten myself into!
I’ll try my best to keep this site interesting as I move forward. I guess the really really interesting bit will be when I leave work and actually start sailing. It is awhile off, but I have sponsors to coax, letters to write, and I may even do some of the navigational theory courses from home, so when I show up for practical sailing, I know a few things.
So I guess this is the beginning of the ‘online version’ of this escapade 🙂