Sailing around the world, a new dream emerges

In this blog post series we take you on the journey from the very beginning of a dream to travel around the world to making it become true.

It has now been 18 months since we returned from our world trip and settled down in Berlin. Slowly but surely the travel itch has started to build up again.

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Sunset in Greifswald

Not that we are bored here. Quite the contrary. I (Patrick) am part of the travel startup GoEuro which costs me many nights and weekends and will keep me occupied for some more time. But most of all we have become a real family. In February our daughter Emma-Justine was born. Sherrie is now a full time mum besides being a writer.

So there is not much time to get bored. Still: We love to travel. Only motorcycles are out this time. We had fantastic times riding around with them but they are not really an option for us with a small baby. Yet, not traveling anymore is not an option either. It’s time to make new plans. Big plans. Time to plan for the next couple of years to come. I dug out a childhood dream of mine: Sailing around the world. It has fascinated me since I was a little kid. My grandpa loved to sail. My dad as well. Before I was able to write, I mastered all the knots that I could find in my grandpas sailing books. But here the story ends. My grandpa died when I was 8 and my dad had to sell our ship. But the dream remained somewhere in a corner of me, waiting to surface again 30 years later.

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Admiral MJ

Sherrie grew up on an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. Its habitants lived of the rich fishing grounds that were provided by the clash of the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current. Paradoxically she is very afraid of the ocean and its waves (or maybe the Newfies are just smarter then the landlubbers from Swabia). Anyhow, after reading a few blog posts she agreed to look into the idea.

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Sherrie with Captain Mango

We will start here a new blog series on how we are pursing this new plan. We will try to answer the question: How do you make your dream come true? The short answer is of course: Just do it. Yes, but how?

Join us on this Journey!

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BBQ in the harbor of Greifswald

This blog post is part of a post series:
Sailing Around the World, having a boat helps Sailing around the world, inspiration!
Sailing around the world, a new dream emerges

Patrick

About Patrick

Patrick is a German engineer who likes motorcycles, world trips, offroad riding and his computer. If he is not traveling he usually tries to found a company or two.

7 Responses to Sailing around the world, a new dream emerges

  1. Petrea says:

    Wow, such an amazing adventure you and your family is going on. I would have loved to do this with my kids when they were younger.

    • Sherrie Sherrie says:

      We are in the process of planning this one but we are really excited to show our children the world rather than just tell them about it. And the best part is we live in a time when we can actually do it thanks to the power of the internet allowing for location independent income and emails to keep the grandparents sane. 😉

      • Linda (Mother) says:

        Sorry, it is going to take more than a few emails to keep this momma sane while you sail the world – just saying 🙁
        I suspect there won’t be enough hair dye at any Hair Salon to cover the grey! But you will go on your journey and I will journey along (through email). Just stay safe!!

        • stephanie says:

          Dear Linda
          Probably my mum got also lots of grey hair cause of our sailing around 1999 to 2005 with her 3 baby grandchildren. However, I hope you are also going to take the chance and visit them wherever and whenever you are able and I promise, you will enjoy it! Be sure, there are lots of great people on the sailing highway you will meet too! Looking foreward to meet your familiy soon near lake Constance (Appenzell).

  2. Jens says:

    Thats a great plan. Sailing is awesome. But there are a lot of around the world sailors who are stuck in harbors for 99% of their time, working to earn money for broken parts and repairing their boats. Don’t be like those guys.

    Im looking forward to my next sailing trip as well.

  3. Sherrie Sherrie says:

    We hope to use our harbor time for showers. 😉

  4. Leonie says:

    Wann geht es los? Reisen mit Kinder ist definitiv gaaanz anders als ohne, aber definitiv empfehlenswert! Unser Reisefavorit ist und bleibt jedoch das Wohnmobil- das Schiffsgeschaukel wirkt sich negativ auf die Mägen meiner Männer aus. Wir freuen uns schon auf Eure Berichte!

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