All my life I have worked with technology, from electronics to computer servers, and many hobbies – maybe too many hobbies.
A main hobby has been my motorcycles which I have traveled with to many great places in Europe and given me many friends and experiences.
For various reasons, I moved from Norway to Austria after my wife died of cancer, and now live in an overly large house and with an overly large garden – for myself to be able to handle alone. (Realize it now)
After a another long thought series about what I should do with my current situation, this with traveling more in the big world is appealing – then a sailboat came into the picture.
I have always enjoyed boats and boating, but never as my own skipper on my own boat.
The idea of moving all the way to a boat and then having it as my primary residence has actually been a process for some time, but has given a bit of momentum now that I am really starting to feel the work pressure to keep all the maintenance here myself.
Yes, a larger sailboat also needs maintenance – a lot of maintenance, but I think it’s still less than maintaining a big house and garden.
I’m quite technical, and I see that woodwork, engine, drive, electricity and electronics on board are things I can take care of myself.
I need to learn more about plastic work, but it’s always interesting to learn something new.
Bought me some nice books on this and it does not look completely deterrent.
So – What are the plans for the near future ??
Well – I plan to go to Norway from Croatia coming summer(May) , and also plan to go outside of Great Brittany – This to test ME and the boat for the next event – that will be to cross the Atlantic – together with my brother , but he on his own sailboat. So we go together , but on two boats – both single handed.