New Year, New Boat, New Ocean

It’s happened!  We’ve sold Kitty Hawk and found the boat of our dreams, all in the same month.  It was a busy couple months getting Kitty Hawk back to the dock we stay on in Melbourne, getting her ready for showing, completing the sale and continuing the search for our new boat.  This is all happening while Jack is helping various friends on their boats, traveling to and fro looking at possible boats for our family and a wonderful 2 week visit by Jacks mom, Mami B, who was a great help with the kids.

We couldn’t imagine a nicer couple than the ones who bought Kitty Hawk.  Brett and Kim are a joy to be around and so excited to start their sailing adventures.  We immediately became good friends and look forward to sailing alongside them in the future.

And … drum roll please … We just purchased our next boat!  Can you tell I’m a little excited?  After months of looking, hundreds of hours of research and many hours on the phone with boat brokers around the world, the perfect boat has presented itself to us.  It is a French catamaran, Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46, named “Let It Be”, which we love!

Let It Be!

Let It Be!

The boat lies in San Diego, CA so we’ll start with a sail down the Baja California coast, into the Sea of Cortez and do some exploring in Mexico before we jump out towards the South Pacific Islands.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (1 bathroom was converted to a laundry room) we have plenty of room for our family and friends, anybody game?

The plan is to move on to the boat mid-January, spend a little time getting to know it and provisioning, then head South.  We are currently in Marion, IL for Christmas and the New Year and will fly to San Diego from here while our belongings make the 2500 mile overland journey in a POD.

Happy New Year everyone!

About Oh, the Places We've Been!

In 2008 I married Jack, the love of my life and the only man that could ever keep up with me. Instead of the nice little French Colonial with a white picket fence, we opted to make our home on the 46-foot catamaran "Let it Be". Since living on a sailboat we've had two kids and sailed thousands of miles along the coast of Central America, the United States, the Bahamas and currently Baja California. Our family of four is always ready for the next adventure and we’re never quite sure where it will take us next. Oh, the places we still have yet to go!
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7 Responses to New Year, New Boat, New Ocean

  1. Tom Oates says:

    Nice looking boat. Enjoy following your adventures and travels. Tom and Gloria

  2. Let it Be an amazing adventure for your family! We wish you all the best! We look forward reading about your adventures.
    The Davis Family

  3. Debbie Murrie says:

    Beautiful boat! Hope you enjoyed your time in our home town of Marion during Christmas. I imagine you will be glad to be in warmer weather though! Can’t wait to hear about your wonderful adventures on your new home on the water!

  4. Katie Smith says:

    WOW! I’m so excited for you guys! French cats are the best! 🙂 Can’t wait to follow you through the south pacific and meet you there in a few years!!! Cheers!

  5. Aly says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. Wishing you safe travels & a very Happy New Year!!!

  6. Katie G. says:

    Congratulations!!!! She’s a great looking cat!

    Katie Glaudemans

  7. Chris says:

    B & B awaits you in STL to bid farewell before entering your New Year’s adventures! Be it on land, or at sea just…LET IT BE! Our fam just loves your fam and will do whatever it takes to ensure our paths cross in the upcoming year(s) Happy New Year!!! =0 )

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