WHAT’S WITH THE COCONUTS?
When we decided to sell everything and move away from the concrete jungle, we knew we wanted to travel to far off lands and experience new adventures every day. Living aboard a sailboat with our little family and all our belongings seemed to be the best and most comfortable way to make it all happen.
Its common knowledge that most of our world is covered in water. According to one of our favorite websites and podcasts, howstuffworks.com, “Oceans are huge. About 70 percent of the planet is covered in ocean, and the average depth of the ocean is several thousand feet (about 1,000 meters). Ninety-eight percent of the water on the planet is in the oceans…” There is SO much ocean that we could travel through, but how would we ever decide on where to go first?
We both love the tropics and prefer to travel by what we call the 80/80/80 Rule:
- 80° Air Temp
- 80° Water Temp
- 80′ Water Visibility
We eventually decided that our passion is to go Where The Coconuts Grow to explore new places by boat. The natural habitat of the Coconut Palm is typically found between 26°N and 26°S. That sounds perfect for us :) Our cruising plans begin in SW Florida, through the Bahamas and Caribbean, and eventually over to Central America. If all goes well, we will continue along the Coconut Belt for a passsage to the South Pacific someday!