Wednesday, May 4, 2016

First Mate - Dawn Weigel

I wanted to take a few moments of your time to introduce myself.  Sam and I have been married for nearly 13 years and traveled the world together.  With each country we visit, we do our best to see the country via planes, trains, and/or automobiles and even boats OR ferries. :)  We pack as much into our vacations as possible so we can maximize what we experience on our trips.

Up until a few years ago, I had never been on a sailboat.  Since then, I have done 5 charters with my husband and our friends and family.  This past August is when we decided to sell all our belongings, buy a sailboat, and cruise the Caribbean for two-three seasons.  I'm very excited but am quite nervous about all the unknowns.  My husband is a wonderful instructor, and I have learned some of the "ropes" while being aboard the charters, but I don't feel completely comfortable and prepared to sail full time, yet.  I have signed up for an ASA sailing course this June and am excited to learn all I can before setting sale in January.

I have taught mathematics to middle school and high school students for the past 14 years.  Eleven of those years have been teaching seventh and eighth graders Pre-Algebra and Algebra.  I was granted a leave of absence for the 2016-2017 school year to pursue this recent dream of ours. :)  Since my area of expertise is mathematics, I want to apologize ahead of time for my grammar errors, run-on sentences, and incorrect word usage.  I'm sure you'll quickly notice that my writing style is completely different than my husband's (he writes professionally).  I hope to update often and share as many aspects of our journey with you.  I hope you enjoy!

(Taken in Thailand on our recent charter with Sam's parents, sister & niece and nephew)

1 comment:

  1. This is the blog of a couple who sailed around the world in a catamaran. You might find it informative.