Self doubt is the anchor that keeps our ship from sailing,
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.
In 2016, my husband and I will be selling our horse farm on which we have spent the past 28 years. Our lives here have been amazing and we wouldn’t change a minute of raising our 3 wonderful children in this lifestyle. However, our destiny was determined on the day we met, and in […]
The hunt for the perfect boat. It is an illusive and difficult search. Dan wants a quality boat, fin keel, fast, and with excellent handling skills. He is looking for a vessel that will point well up wind and be fast and smooth down wind. I am looking for a boat that has an efficient galley, lots of handholds and a queen sized bed. That pretty much narrows us down to a center cockpit. We both feel a boat in the 44 ft. to 48 ft. would be best, as we need to be able to single hand the boat in an emergency. So, the hunt continues and the ever present feeling that the countdown clock is ticking, weighs heavily on our minds.
What type of people leave all they have behind, sell everything they own, and move aboard a boat to sail around the world? That would be us, Dan and Alison Gieschen. Here is a little background information about our lives. Hopefully, this blog will give others who share this dream the courage to pursue their own blue water experience. For those not willing or able to take on an adventure of this magnitude, here is your opportunity to live vicariously.