If you haven’t watched the first video in this series, watch Sell Up and Sail Away Video – Sea Trails & Survey first. That movie shows us in Palma, Mallorca taking an Oyster 56′ out for a sea trial and to get her surveyed.
After the trip and survey results, it wasn’t hard to confirm our official intentions to buy the boat. In order to get the best deal we could, the purchase had to take place before the end of 2013. We had to make things happen in a matter of weeks, not months!
For us to buy the boat before the end of the year, we had to make sure that our house sale went through, so there were several weeks of stress. Everything had to happen at the right moment for things to come together. If the house sale fell through, the ability to purchase the boat would fall through.
I was a nervous wreck. As you’ll see in the video I’m barely breathing. I’ve never felt so stressed, scared, and anxious in my life. My whole body ached. Living your dream isn’t for the faint-hearted!
Sell up and sail away video 2
Next Chapter: 22. The day before we purchase our 56′ Oyster
Previous Chapter: 20. A lesson on stopping the ‘what-if’s’ from taking over my life!
Or…if you’d like to carry on reading all about our journey from selling up and sailing away, you can purchase my book, ‘Changing Lifestyles – Trading the Rat Race in For A Sail Around The World,’