About a year and a half ago Tammy and I decided to try something different. I'm not sure how the conversation began but we eventually settled on a goal: to live aboard a sailboat, travel and explore the world first-hand by the wind and in doing so circumnavigate the globe. This might seem like a tall order for a couple with relatively little sailing experience but we have taken to this notion like few others and we are dedicated to making the dream a reality. Before we get to dealing with the particulars of this endeavour (such topics are for future articles) I would like to examine the reasons why we've set our sights on this goal. I do this for our own clarification and also to help you, dear reader, understand our motive for undertaking this departure from the norm.