We are two Australians who are going grey while going blue. This is an example of Australian humour. In fact, under Australian humour “rules” we probably should have been “red nomads”: see here for one reason why, which is also why Richard Branson’s Virgin Blue airline had red livery.
The phrase “grey nomads” is used for those who are older (grey hair), retired (not obligatory!) and travel extensively. Often the travel is by caravan or RV. In our case, we aren’t retired yet, one of us has rather grey hair, and we do plan to travel extensively. But proto-grey-nomads just doesn’t have the same ring… Since our travel will be – at least partly – through our own boat, we decided on “going blue”.
The boat is only a means to the future of travel we will do together. But it’s hard to plan the places without the means, so we are currently looking for our boat that will join us on many of our travels. Many of the initial posts are going to be about practical things like buying the boat, fixing things, learning and planning rather than the actual travel. Stay tuned though – the travel will come!
We found out boat in mid 2018 after defining what we want. We found a candidate and purchased our vessel in October 2018! New photos are up, and renaming and re-flagging is occurring (changing the country the boat is registered with – every boat going out of a country’s waters must be registered). Shipping the boat to the UK is being arranged, and we will join her there for our first holiday aboard in mid-2019.
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