Birthday post! Another year gone by and so much has happened!
Like, a lot.
A lot a lot.
So yeah, um…so we’ve been busy. Really really busy.
Not lots of time to keep up with the blog busy.
Busy how exactly?
Well, we learned how to escape overturned crashed sinking helicopters
so that’s cool.
…and there was that whole “Look Greg! A 10 foot crocodile in the Everglades!”
“Oh lets go canoeing with it!”
Seriously, that’s pretty much how it went.
and oh yeah, the boats got bigger.
the boats got a LOT bigger.
and when the boats get bigger the licencing goes through the roof.
Because, as we’ve said before, to sail a private yacht through thousands of miles of open ocean to Tahiti you don’t need a license.
But to even step on a ship at the dock you need the freaking paperwork.
and that paperwork has mostly been what we’ve been up to.
Because, and here I quote the US Coast Guard Licencing Agent at the National Maritime Center:
“The US Coast Guard does not recognize the US Coast Guard Academy
as a maritime training academy.”
So paperwork. From the ground up. and classes.
Classes about Radars.
At least they don’t recognize Annapolis either…
So we’ve been busy. However that does not mean we have forgotten the blog.
Because that story about how we hung out with elephants on the tropical island of Bali,
that story needs relaying.
So yes, it’s been a while but yes, we do plan to finish this epic tale.
Birthdays are usually Greg’s opportunity for a little introspection – and last year’s wanderings are particularly interesting based on what has happened this year.
Greg and Tiffany are traveling around the world on sailing yachts and keep a video blog of their (mis)adventures. If sailing to Tahiti on a 44 ft sailboat, 3-day delays for wine tastings, getting pooped on by seagulls, opening coconuts with dull machetes, sailing past tornadoes and ukulele Christmas carols are for you, then check them out atwww.CoastGuardCouple.com