We’ve been pondering this question for a few months now. After we solidified our plans to close the office and move aboard, we realized that there were events in our calendar that were going to prevent us from just sailing into the sunset.
Still, we needed to make plans for when we shove off. We have talked about leaving the dock some time in mid-December and sailing around the Channel Islands, then heading south to arrive in the Sea of Cortez. We would make it there and then sail north to the northern point to have our home hauled out at Cabrales Boatyard. The boatyard is close to our property in Arizona (3.5 hour drive) and we could do some much-needed maintenance while on the hard.
Long term plans include exploring the Sea for a season, then sailing into the Pacific, making the jump to the Marquesas. From there, who knows? It’s an open ocean!