I, on the other hand had always been a landlubber although I had a passion for travelling and visiting new places.
Mark and I got together seven years ago and have combined his passion for sailing with my passion for travel. Together, this is the foundation of our forthcoming adventure and we hope to travel far and wide over the next few years.
We have often spoken of heading off and sailing to sunnier climes and we are now fortunate enough to be in a position to do this.
After what feels like forever, Offbeat is finally reaching a point whereby she will be ready to take us on our adventure.
We plan to wave goodbye to our families at Ipswich marina and head off mid June time, sailing down to southern Spain via the Bay of Biscay and taking in western Spain and Portugal en route.
If all goes to plan, we will be in southern Spain by mid October. Salute!