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14 May 2014

The End Of Rainbow's End

As they say, all good things must come to an end. Even rainbows have to end. In this case, it is time for us to say goodbye to our first boat, Rainbow's End. We sold her to a guy who is very excited about taking her on new adventures with his family. We always knew that Rainbow's End wasn't "our forever" boat. We bought her in December 2012 as our "for now" boat to give us the opportunity to cruise in New Zealand and to explore what owning and living on a boat full-time is really like. Rainbow's End was a great first boat for us and we learned heaps about boats, sailing and ourselves. And we got to see parts of New Zealand that we wouldn't of easily been able to without a sailboat.

Although it was a bit of a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to Rainbow's End, it is also a really exciting time as it means we'll be off to the States in a few months looking for our next boat so that we can explore the rest of the world from the water. In the meantime, we've turned into those CLOD people - cruisers living on dirt. After living on a boat, dirt seems pretty overrated so we're highly motivated to buy that next boat. Now if only we could find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow - I have a big wish list for the next boat!




8 comments:

  1. Sweet and sour moment. Hope you find the new Her soon.

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    1. Thanks Rik - hopefully it doesn't take too long

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  2. I cant wait to hear of y'all new endeavors in the US (pot of gold or not). Cynical Sailor is fab, just mind the dinghy!
    And thanks for the ride and the geography lessons of N Zealand! Seriously!

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    1. Awww....thanks! It will be strange to "rediscover" the States after not having lived there for such a long time. Hopefully, we'll have some interesting adventures to share with you!

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  3. The only thing certain in life is change . . . I never heard the term CLOD before. I am not sure if I like it or not.

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    1. I know - CLOD just sounds unpleasant. Really keen to get our next boat and get back on the water!

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  4. It's always hard to sell a loved boat. Still, your next boat awaits you in the states! Have fun with the boat shopping!

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    1. It was certainly a strange feeling selling our first boat, but you're right our next one awaits!

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