The End (for now…)

Shroud-Cay-Bahamas

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!

  9 comments for “The End (for now…)

  1. 15 July, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Congrats on pulling through! I’m sure many more adventures await you both.

  2. Dennis Lorton
    15 July, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    UR going to go back,maybe bigger+better.Thanks for all u posted,enjoyed it all.Dennis ur neighbor

  3. Regina & John Fusco
    15 July, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    We will all miss reading of your adventures. Most of us probably lived our dream through your travels. You should both be extremely proud of yourselves for your courage, enthusiasm, zest for living, creativity and bravery. Not too many people your age could have handled some of the things you lived through. Good luck in the next stage of your lives. We wish you happiness, love and safe travels. Regina & John
    P.S. Excellent writing throughout it all Erica.

  4. 15 July, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Good Nami found a new home. Hope she finds more adventures with the new owner.

    Good luck on your next chapter in life.

  5. Karen McCue
    16 July, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Dear Erica & Jordan, Congratulations on a successful Journey and thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure, sailing experiences and island beauty! We very much enjoyed reading all your descriptive and engaging posts. As sailors, we were with you understanding your challenges and vividly experiencing the serenity and beauty of sailing. You are a wonderful writer, Erica. We know there will be many new Sailing adventures in your future and definitely a bigger boat!. Best wishes and Good Luck on your new endeavors Sincerely, Karen & Jim McCue

  6. Dani Marie
    22 July, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Aw that post was so sad, but like we used to write in high school yearbooks “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy it happened!” haha. I remember being so scared for the both of you, but after reading all your posts and viewing the GORGEOUS pictures, I’m so proud. I give you credit for just picking up and leaving for the high seas. I seriously need to learn to be more laid back like you and Jord! …Can’t wait to see you when you’re back in the dirty-jerz!

  7. 19 January, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Hope this a temporary pause for sailing.. just a thought i a big YouTube sailing vid junky and thought it would be sweet to put all you vids together for a mini travel documentary

    • 20 January, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Lakith! We are definitely hoping to get back out there one day. I love your video suggestion…we’ll have to see if we can put something together : )

  8. Milan
    20 January, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I was the first owner,from 1977-1992

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