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From: Simon S. Bradshaw Email: <simes@pacific-ocean.com>
Gosport
England
Posted on: Thursday, March 09, 2000, 12:20 PM

Colin, So here we are over a year since I last visited Kahawi. Well I am still not a Yacht Designer, Karen is now only two years away from becoming a Homeopath. When that happens (June 2002) We will take 6 - 8 months out of work and cruise our latest Yacht around the UK. We are due to take delivery of a Trident Challenger 35 on the 24th of March 2k. I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be Yacht owners again. I will mail some content to you about out plans, planning and preparation. The site only gets better Regards to you all Simes

From: Bob Turnbull Email: <bms@globalnet.co.uk>
Carpark@ Shoreham
UK
Posted on: Friday, May 19, 2000, 10:17 AM

Colin, Great site.Hopefully,I will be doing it next year. Just about finished building my Warrior 35. I would like to contribute to your site and will send you details of my project and plans soon. Keep the dream alive and go for it! Bob.

From: Alan Melbourne Email: <Alan.Pat@virgin.net>
Burnham Yacht Harbour
England
Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2000, 12:25 AM

We have started this Millennium, by arriving at Burnham on the 1st of January. This was in our new boat to us, in which we intend to start our new life, of living and cruising on.

From: Timothy Cole Email: <zydecko@home.com>
Phx, Az
Good Ol' USA
Posted on: Monday, July 10, 2000, 08:14 AM

On the hard in the Sonoran Desert. Could be a book. Two months out from shipping sloop west to Ca. Thinking NZ for the Cup. Leased the house out yesterday, can almost hear the wind in the rigging. Great site!!!!

From: viv grimshaw Email: <vivG'zeeboom.com>
Cardiff
UK
Posted on: Sunday, December 24, 2000, 12:56 PM

(written december 23, offshore angola) hi folks! thanks for a very interesting site with really useful links, all these stories help to revive the wanderlust and stir the sea gypsy in any sailor, makes great christmas reading, i can hardly wait to get home and ( work on ) if not at least sail my boat! merry christmas viv

From: Alexandra Perks Email: <amperks75@aol.com>
Dover
England
Posted on: Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 06:55 PM

It's great to see there are other "misfits" out there. We'll be getting our boat in the next couple of months and preparing to sell up in the next three to four years - we may not get far but at least we won't have followed the herd. If anyone would like to compare notes or offer any advice I'd really appreciate it.

From: rick hotchkiss Email: <slick50rick@webtv.net>
cleveland'ohio
u.s.a.
Posted on: Sunday, April 01, 2001, 09:23 PM

Quit the rat race, live aboard & enjoy our lives. Oh Yes, that does sound delightful.Now if I could only persuade mu loving wife.

From: Shane & Jody Eyre Email: <seyre@southwest.com.au>
Perth
Western Australia
Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2001, 06:38 PM

Gidday there Colin Excellent site! truly excellent... We have often thought the same thoughts of just packing up and heading out to sea with a fair wind in our hair... then of course reality sets in and we sigh again... Any ideas on a good boat for a family of 10? yes thats it 8 kids (ages 6 to 17 - 6 girls 2 boys) and 2 adults... well we come from the bush.. and well activities are things you think of in moments of boredom... kids the results!! (insert a smile or two here! or hysterical laughter??) We are looking at a 50 foot cat at present (AUS$130,000 and 20years old!) but will need some modifications due to my physical disability and the rug rats... but none the less even if this isn't the yacht for us...it will happen!!! Have spent time aboard in laws 30 foot crowther cat "Wings" and a mates 55 foot ke

From: Norma Email: <Goodstan@itl.net>
Jersey
UK
Posted on: Sunday, June 17, 2001, 04:36 PM

Hi Colin, just re-read my posting from February 1999. Our boat has been just great and we are now just 9 months away from leaving and 29 weeks away from early retirement. We still have lots to do, solar panels are occupying our minds now. We are just about to set of on a 3 week holiday to Isle of Man, hope the weather is kind.

From: Les Waddingham Email: <jwadding@csc.com>
Nr. York
England
Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2001, 02:44 PM

Haven't read through everything yet, but I am impressed by "Golden Dawn". This is my plan for sometime in the, hopefully, not too distant future. Once reaching the Med. turning left rather than right and eventually seeing all the Greek islands. I'm only up to 32 visited at the moment. We're thinking of perhaps a Colvic Watson but their web site seems to have moved, but never mind I've a few years of dreaming yet....

From: gerry Email: <morton-haworth@pipemedia.co.uk>
London
UK
Posted on: Sunday, August 26, 2001, 09:55 PM

found your site when surfing for hotel details for the husband to stay whilst our proposed boat is being surveyed. am overcome with excitement at the prospect of the first step in the chain of' sailing away' becoming a reality. She is a 40foot bowman-and truly beautiful-love has already set in. Nice to read that the dream does become a reality!

From: Ken Young Email: <kaptken@worldnet.att.net>
Cape Coral, Florida
USA
Posted on: Monday, November 19, 2001, 11:53 PM

I have always "thought outside the box" and always believed life should be more than new cars, houses and the payments and red tape that follows them. I have 2 kids, 9&13 that are keeping me here now. But I hope to get my boat in the next 2 mos and start what will probably be a 10 year preparation to sailing away. Still, it's nice knowing many others were in the same boat(pun intended) and got away.

From: scott Email: <sadness71@hotmail.com>
Minneapolis mn
U.S.A.!!!
Posted on: Tuesday, December 04, 2001, 02:37 PM

howdy! glad i found you. i've been researching info online about our common interests, and you had the identical dream as me (and my girlfriend). we are tentatively leaving the rat race in june of 2003. i have many questions i hope to address with you over time, please be patient with us. We do not have a boat yet. we do have the means to save big and save fast, we wish to buy in the spring of 2002 and take a year to learn to sail in my home town of Duluth minnesota (currently in Minneapolis) perhaps i'll start with a simple one. we want to leave for fiji or perhaps the Marshall islands in the south pacific. find a remote place and set up camp, we are young with a lot of energy, and some knowhow with biological stuff. we have a 120 pound american bulldog, we wish to just get there with enough material to

From: Norma Email: <goodstan@itl.net>
Jersey
UK
Posted on: Friday, March 22, 2002, 12:17 AM

Hi once again. I have entered twice in these Ship's log and at last we are within a few weeks of casting off. House is now let, the kid's have taken most of the furniture and we are well into the serious bluewater fitting out and hope to leave in June after visiting the UK in May. Never really thought we'd make it but it is almost here. Wish us luck.

From: Debbie McCrossan Email: <debbiemccrossan@hotmail.com>
Bournemouth
Scotland
Posted on: Sunday, July 07, 2002, 02:38 PM

Do it and do it now! You have the right idea, why work like a dog to get stressed for someone else's wealth gain, when you can cash in on your own hard earned wealth and actualy "LIVE". I'm 36 and a single parent of an 8 and 6 year old, but have always had a strong sense of adventure, one that has kept me sane thourgh single parenthood I'm sure. Last year I took my kids out of school for 8 months and travelled round Australia in a campervan and a tent. A wonderful experience for both myself and the kids. Most working parents never spend that much time with their kids and I feel very lucky, as my kids do to have had that time together. ...And that still didn't satisfy my thirst for adventure! I have always had an ambition to sail since tavelling and crewing years ago in the South Pacific. So hopefully,
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