This website chronicles the sailing, cruising, and RVing adventures of Barry and Cindy Carey. Our nest became empty as our youngest daughter, Mariah, graduated from high school and left for college in 2012. We have two older children who now reside in Berkeley, California and New Castle, Pennsylvania. With the children all grown up, we decided to sell off everything, buy a sailing vessel, and make plans to sail wherever our whims may lead. Neither of us had much of a boating/sailing background, but since when does a lack of experience stop the truly adventurous?
I am a Georgia native who has toiled in two careers. For 14 years, I served in various pastoral/ministerial positions before deciding to enter the wild, wild world of emergency medicine. I have worked as an emergency physician for the past 14 years. Cindy and I have been happily married for 37 years.
Cindy, from Ohio, has been a mostly stay-at-home Mom for the past 37 years. She made a conscious decision from the beginning that her most important and fulfilling place in life would be to dedicate herself to her children. She has now embraced the challenge of the nomadic lifestyle on water and/or land.
We’ve sold our home and most of our possessions. We’ve paid off all our debt. We have a reasonable amount set aside for retirement. We lived aboard our 42′ sailing catamaran, Beatitude, for five years. We started cruising on her in August, 2014. We spent our first winter in the Bahamas and then cruised up the East Coast of the United Sates as far as Nantucket before turning southward once again. Our second winter, we cruised back into the Bahamas and made our way through the arc of Caribbean islands to Grenada. Over the summer of 2016, we traveled through the ABC’s, and spent a while in Cartagena, Columbia. Afterwards, we spent a couple of glorious weeks in the paradise known as the San Blas Islands before being struck by lightning there. Our cruising plans were temporarily halted as we were holed up in Shelter Bay Marina for repairs. In May of 2017, we brought our sailing home back to Ft. Lauderdale by way of Grand Cayman Island and the Keys. We promptly put her up for sale. A couple of weeks later she was under contract and is now sold. We decided that we wanted to travel by land for an undetermined amount of time. So, earlier this year, we purchased a 2017 Dodge Ram Diesel Dually and a Heartland Bighorn 3160el 5th wheel on which to tour North America. Barry is now doing part-time locum tenens work in hospitals in Florida, Maine, and Wisconsin.
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