“You can only regret the things you haven’t done once you reach the end of your life…” Quote from an unknown celebrity but I like it!
This story is about that: do the things you believe in when it is still time. A month ago I was still at work, sometimes spending 10 hrs a day doing important things and certainly things I like, but this life was keeping me away from a dream I hade developed the last years: perform a major refit of a catamaran sailboat and start travelling parts of the world with it. So I took a decision, the first 6 months of 2020 would be devoted to that exclusively.
My job and my life are not really of any matter in this blog. What counts is that I have developed the virus of the sailing, boating and cruising activities. Being a DIY type of guy, that includes also working on a boat to make it better. YouTube is full of vlogs devoted to this kind of activity, they have fed me almost every day these last 2 years. So what happened? In sequence:
- I bought a second hand catamaran in March 2019 because it was a unique opportunity. Far from my home in Belgium, I went to Malaysia, that’s how far you have to go to get affordable prices compared to the local market. The plan to have it put on a cargo towards Europe and work on it over here had soon become an practical and financial utopia. But instead of looking at these facts as a total failure, I could also see this as a once in a life time opportunity!
- This adventure of going back and forth to Asia gave me the opportunity to meet extraordinary people who put me on another track. I now intent to refit it over there and then sail towards Europe, that will be my major travel!
On 5 january 2020 I left Brussels to start my wonderful adventure.
The boat is on the hard in the Pangkor marina, district of Perak, Malaysia. That’s where I will spend my time the coming months as a liveaboard DIY doing his thing!
I will try to document these activities as much as possible through this blog. Hope you like it. Do not hesitate to subscribe or, even better, like the pages :-).
Thank you for the constructive and also critical comments you might have. And thank you above anything else to my girlfriend for supporting me in this somewhat egoistic adventure. AC, I love you!