The Search For Bright Waters

Friday, May 21, 2010

Our New Blog Home!

Hello to both Bloggers and Sailbloggers. We spent the last 15 months blogging at and while we had a great time there, we felt we could do more here at Blogger.

A quick recap for the new readers:

At the beggining of 2009 my wife Christine and I (Joey) decided we wanted to travel and see more of the world. We both have worked in an office for the last 4 - 8 years and want more. After some research we decided the best way to do this was to buy a sailboat. We both have been on fishing boats a few times but neither of us had ever stepped foot on a sailboat.

So we started learning through books and people. Sailors are some of the friendliest helpful people we've ever met. In April 2009 we purchased a 1985 Seidelmann 37 and named her Bright Eyes. Our first day sailing was on the day of the survey.  In June 2009 we moved aboard.

Since then we have learned a ton about sailing, maintenance, engines, electricity, navigation, safety, and our favorite Cruising!  We also survived the entire Blizzard Winter we had.

After we paid off all our 8/8/08 wedding debt we have been putting all our money towards cruising. Our goal is to save up enough money to leave on November 1st, 2010, sail to the Caribbean and last 2 years.

This blog will describe our misadventures and will let all our friends and family know how we are doing.

If you'd like to read our past Sailblog blogs, you can find them here:


Chris said...

Hi Guys, I just read through your old blog at sailblogs. Now I'm trying to catch up on blogger, but I don't see a table of contents so I can read things in chronological order. Is there such a thing?

I bought a 1981 O'Day 34 this past May, so I'm going through some of the same upgrading and learning you guys have been through. I live in Fort Lauderdale, so maybe you can say hi when you pass this way next year.

Joey and Christine said...

Hey Chris! How exciting - another reader! Unfortunately I can't think of a way to read the blogs the way I think you want to, like oldest to newest but still top to bottom? I'm not sure, but .. this is the oldest blog posting on this site and the one above it would be second oldest. OR on the right there is a blog archive that you can view by month/date. Hope that helps, and if you have any project advice let us know, its crunch time!