Sorry, this post is a bit overdue…
We found ourselves busied in a whirlwind of activities from rushing to get back to the U.S and then getting Nami back on the market. She was due for a good cleaning and some touch up teak work after four months traveling the Bahamas. After a week or so back in Harbortown Marina, we finally put Nami up for sale. My heart ached every time my eyes caught the “for sale” sign hanging on her bowsprit. Nami was more than just our sailboat… she was our home for quite a long time too. It was the only place we could call our own since moving out of our apartment in Hoboken over two years ago. Deciding to sell her was a really tough decision for us. I can’t tell you how many times Jordan and I considered just keeping her and heading north. At this point, the only thing on our agenda besides selling the boat was making it back to New Jersey for a couple weddings in August. After a few weeks of hanging out in Ft Pierce we got an exciting email from a New Englander looking for a boat just like Nami for his own adventures. Within a few days of that email she was his and we were packing up the jeep. It all happened so fast! We were really happy to sell her to him because he reminded us of ourselves when we started out on this crazy journey of ours. Knowing that she would soon be on more adventures with someone similar to us made giving her up a lot easier.
Although this adventure is over for now, we are really proud of our accomplishments. From having zero sailing experience in 2012, to a few thousand miles under our keel and over 80 (roughly) islands visited in the Bahamas. The lifestyle, experiences and people we’ve encountered on this little “journey” of ours has just been INCREDIBLE. Also, we are extremely grateful for everyones help and encouragement along the way. Your kind words went a LONG way, especially during our “what are we thinking!?” moments.
We don’t exactly what the near future looks like for us, but I’m sure it will be an adventure in itself!