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Carolwildbird
11-04-09, 22:44
We're on board (as of 2 hours ago) - final trips to the tip (oh how satisfying), things stored, house cleaned, keys handed over, cat kissed goodbye /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif surrounded by boxes wondering how its all going to fit.. but HEY ..... we're liveaboards!!!!!

Now for the final jobs before setting off in early May....




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moodyNick
11-04-09, 22:49
well done! i hope you've got something for a celebratory drink or two!

sarabande
11-04-09, 22:50
well dine all / both. I hope that the ship's log has a suitable comment !

Best wishes for lots of sunshine and happiness.

silver-fox
11-04-09, 22:57
Wonderful moment......first of many /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Anonymous
11-04-09, 23:01
Been there! Mixed feelings, eh? You'll be so busy and have so much to look forward to any negative thoughts will go. Yes, let's try that radio sked later. It would be nice if we could get three or four of us -- ideally with a skype connection so we can find an appropriate frequency.....discuss on the other thread

Kilter
11-04-09, 23:04
Well done and enjoy every moment! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Liz_I
11-04-09, 23:05
May the Wildbird carry you both safetly to new adventures.

'Listen to your life.
It's showing you everything you need to know about who you can become.' Richard Bach


Congratulations! A glass raised to wish you both luck.

walto
11-04-09, 23:20
Yes, definitely a glass raised to wish you fair winds and good sailing, You will not regret it. Hope we will meet along the way . Keep safe and enjoy !

phanakapan
12-04-09, 00:27
Many congrats to both of you- we're a couple of months behind you but getting there slowly..well done-enjoy!

lenseman
12-04-09, 01:33
Fair winds to you both. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Vanilla
12-04-09, 02:15
How wonderful and liberating but scary too. Wishing you both a very very happy and safe voyage. Who's looking after the poor cat? He/she must have been hard to kiss goodbye to because you can't explain it to them.

hairbox
12-04-09, 05:43
Can I come ?
Good luck anyway

lyralicious
12-04-09, 07:34
You're brave, enlightened, free-spirited, adventurous, young-at-heart, resolute, intrepid and going! Wow! Well done, you crazy ocean gypsy.

Have fun!

jordanbasset
12-04-09, 07:55
Carol, really pleased for you - have agreat time, hope we will meet up some time along the way - Neil and Cathy

ebbtide
12-04-09, 09:35
I confess you're braver than me, well done!
Looking forward to seeing Wildbird of Fowey dressed overall in party mood.

miyagimoon
12-04-09, 11:34
Well Done, now your adventure can begin.

Does this mean that your profile should change, or are you still considered as "in training"?

mandlmaunder
12-04-09, 12:30
Well done, and welcome to the country without borders!
Now all you have to do is decide where you will be happy tomorrow and head there.

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bryantee
12-04-09, 14:22
Bon Voyage.

go for it, as long as it is in budget.my wife hates sailing so we compromise. a rented house in greece(Grandkids in summer)
and the winter in India.
sail in summer, build boats in winter.
retirement is not the end only the change.
good luck

JamesFrance
12-04-09, 16:50
Great news, hope you can post your progress as you go.

Good luck with the weather, maybe see you in Spain sometime.

Jock89
12-04-09, 18:07
"You're brave, enlightened, free-spirited, adventurous, young-at-heart, resolute, intrepid and going!"

Absolutely, & are there any more good-looking young women like yourself going with you.?
That IS you on your Avatar isn't it Carol.?!
Anyway, all the very best of luck to you on your travels...
Jock

Salty John
12-04-09, 18:22
Fair winds, have a great experience!

JamesFrance
12-04-09, 19:22
[ QUOTE ]
"You're brave, enlightened, free-spirited, adventurous, young-at-heart, resolute, intrepid and going!"

Absolutely, & are there any more good-looking young women like yourself going with you.?
That IS you on your Avatar isn't it Carol.?!
Anyway, all the very best of luck to you on your travels...
Jock

[/ QUOTE ]

You should read Carol's blog Jock.

Grehan
12-04-09, 21:03
Congrats Carol. Congrats Susie.

". . And a breeze came down piping shrilly; and upon the deck they fastened the ropes separately round the well-polished pins, and ran quietly past the long Tisaean headland. And for them the son of Oeagrus touched his lyre and sang in rhythmical song of Artemis, saviour of ships, child of a glorious sire, who hath in her keeping those peaks by the sea, and the land of Iolcos; and the fishes came darting through the deep sea, great mixed with small, and followed gambolling along the watery paths. And as when in the track of the shepherd, their master, countless sheep follow to the fold that have fed to the full of grass, and he goes before gaily piping a shepherd's strain on Iris shrill reed; so these fishes followed; and a chasing breeze ever bore the ship onward. . " /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
[The Argonautica]

ColdFusion
12-04-09, 21:25
Congratulations Carol and Susie on your transition to full-time liveaboards. May your adventures be safe, the winds from the right direction and your farts always downwind of the other /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

MYStargazer
14-04-09, 21:15
Good luck! You won't regret it!!!!