I’m sure many people are just as horrified as I was every time I read that a cruiser decided to sell their boat. It’s really hard to imagine until you actually reach the point where you don’t want to cruise any more. We’ve been on our boat most of the past 5 years. It’s been fabulous but we’re ready for a change.
The last trip south was not fun. We had hurricane Sandy, Skip’s infected hand, cold weather and got stuck in Vero all winter. It all turned out well with a life-changing move to Vero Beach. We love it; however, it’s not so easy to keep a sailboat here. It was challenging to find insurance and a good place to keep the boat. Not to mention, there’s no place to sail nearby! We talked about going to the Bahamas next winter but after a heart-to-heart discussion, we came to the conclusion that neither of us have any desire to live on the boat again.
Moondance is such a great boat that it would be a shame not to use her and let her just bake in the Florida sun. We listed the boat right before we left on our road trip. The second person that came to look at her made an offer that we accepted. The sea trial and survey went well and the deal went through last week.
We are so happy that the new owners plan to take the boat cruising. They also have a dog and knew all about us from my blog. How cool is that?! They are moving Moondance to Alabama sometime next month and plan to keep the name. Moondance cruises on!
As for my blog, I will continue writing about our new home, travels, sailing and anything else I feel like saying. After all, it’s a blog and I can do whatever I want with it! I understand if people who are only interested in my cruising stories don’t want to read it any more. I don’t know who most of you are anyway so I won’t even notice!