|Erick & Susan onboard SV Trillium|
However, I was not a sailor. Water skier, fisher-woman (since the age of 4 both on water and ice), swimmer, etc., but not a real sailor. I had a small AMF sailboat, then later a Sunfish, and finally at 14 foot Snipe with a main and jib. Put I didn't really sail! Not compared to what we do now. So Erick's plan seemed like a dream to me, but not one I would ever execute. It never seemed to be a possibility, let alone a reality for me.
Then Dennis announced that he wanted to retire on a sailboat and sail around the world. I tried to tweak that a bit by altering the words to "sail about the world." When we actually started looking for a boat, we consulted Erick, who has a vast amount of knowledge and experience. (Check it out at http://SVEscapade.com.) Once we made our "wants" and "needs" list, we went in search of the perfect boat. Soon we realized there is no "perfect" boat! Finding a boat is a compromise between design, function, handling, space, etc., etc., etc. We found our lovely Hallberg-Rassy.
|Capt. Dave on our overnight sail in Lake Erie.|
We even had gourmet meals. This was dessert!