Back in 1999 Doug and I took a deciding turn in our life’s path and sold our condo, bought a sailboat and moved aboard. We had 3+ years to go until retirement and when that day came we would be sailing away from the U.S. and heading to points unknown… for the rest of our plannable future. Since that time we have spent 2 years in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, 1 year traversing the South Pacific and 3 1/2 years in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Which brings us to today and the start of Suka’s Blog.
Marjuro was only suppose to be a quick stop along the way, but turned out to be an experience. We decided to stay for a while because the Marshall Islands is a country in “free association” with the U.S. and therefore very “America friendly”. Work opportunities here are not the best but, with some creativity, both Doug and I have been able to pick up a bit of extra cash. Between Doug and I we have carpentry skills, scuba instruction skills, canvas sewing skills, accounting skills and photography skills. Dabbling in a bit of each of those has really added to our income and helped us do a lot of work on Suka.