Before we set off from New York, we were so naiive, so
arrogant, so narrowly linear in our thinking! In our minds, we
were going to zip around the world in about three years, and then pick
up our lives where they left off when we got back, as if we'd only gone
for an extended vacation.
Then we actually left. And by the time we were supposed to be
going through the Panama Canal, we were still in the Bahamas,
thoroughly enjoying ourselves. We threw the original plan out the
window, and decided not to stress about slowing down our travels. Waaaaay down. We traded
long ocean passages for the thorny path to windward, stopping at dozens
of tiny islands and making new friends. We traveled from the Bahamas
to Turks and Caicos to the Dominican Republic, the south coast of
Puerto Rico and Vieques.
By the time we reached US Virgin Islands, our funds had dwindled and we
both picked up jobs to refill the coffers. When our bank account
back in good shape, we had a baby boy, and he emptied it again!
Another amazing experience that left us broke and happy.
So after another half a year of saving up a modest little kitty, we'll
head off to see what we can see before it’s time to turn around
and save up some more. As for picking up our old lives where we
left off, the rat race up North will always be there. We’ll
go back to it when (and if!) we’re good and ready.
Leaving New York Harbor, October 15th 2008.
Check out our google map! We'll try our best to keep it updated as we poke along.