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One step closer

19 March 2012 | Sao Paulo, Brazil (!!)
One has to remain sanguine about these things I guess... we sold our house at the bottom of the market - unfortunately we will not be buying - so can't do as most do - and buy something equally at the bottom. It's just a loss. On the up side, we've previously done ok on real estate - so we're probably about even - who's to complain at that.

So now we're that much closer to the dream - we'll be moving aboard Toodle-oo! in May! Not sure where we'll be living yet - possibly Wickford if room opens up in Wickford Marina, or otherwise in Portsmouth: either NEB or Brewers at Common Fence Point.

There's a ton of stuff to get done before we move aboard - the new canvas for one, Laurie is re-finishing the entry doors and we're also packing up a house and hopefully selling most of its contents (anyone want to buy a fully equipped woodworker's workshop?) - and just to add to the frenzy, I'm travelling in South America this week and next - and in April I have a 10 day stint to India planned!

Exciting times - the dream moves one step closer to reality!!!
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Vessel Name: Toodle-oo!
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound 44
Hailing Port: Newport, RI
Crew: Bill and Laurie Balme
About: New to sailing in 2004. Determined to circumnavigate some day!
Extra: We bought our first boat - a 30ft S2 -in 2004 and upgraded the following year to our Crealock 37 – a 'real' Blue Water boat. 2011 brings our final boat - an Outbound 44 - hull #27.
Toodle-oo!'s Photos - Main
20 Photos
Created 2 July 2012
16 Photos
Created 26 June 2012
Airshow and stuff...
18 Photos
Created 19 June 2012
Great Weekend
17 Photos
Created 11 June 2012
Menemsha with Mike and Jane aboard Jamin
16 Photos
Created 11 October 2011
25 Photos
Created 14 September 2011
Collected photos through 2011
27 Photos
Created 10 August 2011
15 Photos
Created 15 June 2011
3 Photos
Created 6 June 2011
Peter Sterrett, Mike Eslinger, Laurie and I on our way north.
20 Photos
Created 18 April 2011

Who: Bill and Laurie Balme
Port: Newport, RI