Dream as if you'll live forever.....


Brave, adventurous, exciting, lucky...........just a few of the comments from friends and work colleagues when discussing our imminent trip. If they are thinking mad, crazy, irresponsible, foolish...........they aren't saying that to our faces thankfully!

As departure date approaches our ideas have turned into plans and the visions have become reality. Four weeks from now we should be across the channel and starting our adventure. There are endless quotes about seizing the moment, life being too short and having no regrets. I think one of my favourites is .......

"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away"
There are many things we have done in our lives so far that have taken our breath away - quite literally in some cases. Perhaps most memorably for me was watching the sunrise over Africa from the summit of Kilimanjaro, with my dear twin sister Sue, as I gasped for air at 19,300ft! 

On another occasion whilst sailing a 43ft yacht across the Atlantic we were very surprised to firstly hear, and then make out, a huge whale (as big as the yacht) surface just meters away from us blowing air high into the dark sky as dawn broke.

We have some fantastic memories of past trips and time spent abroad including driving round New Zealand and Australia, living in Turkey for 6 years, sailing through the Med and across the Atlantic. Here's to our next trip and here's another quote just for good measure!

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today" - James Dean